About the work

My paintings conjure up dreamscapes-- interchanging real and physical encounters with the ubiquitous images passed down through the language of film and painting history. What results is a strangely familiar yet unsettling description of the human psyche. The quotidian, the saccharine and the grotesque exchange into a slow dissolve. Anonymous girls in poofy dresses and bountiful tables filled with earthly delights become reminders of the underbellies of the American consciousness and the moral quandaries that arise through forays of desire, seduction, violence and power. A perpetual state of warfare that has waged on since the beginning, hidden by promises of candy-coated fairy tales and infinite bouts of pleasure. The emotional landscape which yearns for more and is never satisfied.

-Priya Nadkarni Green

 

About the artist

Priya Nadkarni Green has shown her work in both solo and group exhibitions at spaces such as the Kimmel Center Galleries at NYU, Jersey City Museum, Cuchifritos Gallery NYC, Zimmerli Art Museum, Concordia College, and the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She is a recipient of the international Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant as well as a fellowship from the University of Massachusetts, and was a 2013 artist-in-residence at the Blue Mountain Center.  She received her MFA in Painting from University of Massachusetts Amherst and her BFA in Printmaking from Rutgers University. Priya is currently based in Springfield, MA where she lives and has her studio.