Inspiration of the day-Now Be Here: Phyllis Green

21 Nov

Now Be Here: Phyllis Green #50

Feeling inspired after attending the historic event Now Be Here at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. My goal is to feature every artist that attended, one artist a day. Considering the number of artists that showed up, this will take me two years to complete. I am looking forward to getting to know the work of each and every artist!

Your inspiration for the day- Now Be Here edition: Phyllis Green

Samidh II (Hood) and Me, 2015 Photograph 16″x 24″

From Guggenheim Foundation:

Raised in Canada, Phyllis Green moved to California to pursue graduate studies in art. She received an M.F.A. from UCLA in 1981, and began her professional career as an artist, educator, and curator in Los Angeles. Her practice integrates gender politics, the sphere of craft, and influences of modernism. Green is primarily an object maker who represents the body. Over thirty years, these bodily surrogates have taken the form of skeletal fragments, organs, and containers. They appear as multimedia objects that are assembled from a variety of materials and often refer to formative examples of modern and contemporary art. Green’s work has been exhibited extensively in exhibitions nationally and internationally, including From Head to Toe: Concepts of the Body in 20th Century Art, Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, both at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Fiction @Love at MOCA, Shanghai. A survey exhibition titled Splendid Entities: 25 Years of Objects by Phyllis Green was presented at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, in 2011. She is the recipient of individual artist’s fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts,California Arts Council, and Pollock-Krasner Foundation; and was among the first group of artists to be awarded a C.O.L.A. grant by the City of Los Angeles in 1996. In 2010 she received project grants from the City of Santa Monica and the Durfee Foundation. Green has lectured in colleges and universities worldwide and has held teaching positions at UCLA and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Roski School of Art and Design at the University of Southern California. She produced and hosted a radio show on the visual arts, LOOK/ hear, on KXLU: 88.9FM from 1996 to 1998. She was appointed to the Santa Monica Arts Commission in 2000, and elected Chair from 2004 to 2006. Green served as Guest Curator for Scripps College 64th Ceramic Annual in 2008.  She is currently Deputy Director of The Christopher Isherwood Foundation

Phyllis Green

Chimento Contemporary

CAFAM Craft & Folk Art Museum

Lam Gallery

Otis College of Art and Design


LA Metro


FOCA Fellows of Contemporary Art

USC Roski School of Art and Design

Guggenheim Foundation

LA Times

LA Times

LA Times

LA Times

Huffington Post


Artillery Magazine


Art and Cake

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation





vas Visual Art Source

Cal State LA

USC Hillel Art Gallery

The Getty Center

Sassas Art Auction

art ltd. Magazine

Chinatown Los Angeles

Mass Transit Magazine


Art I Like LA

The Art Minion

Paddle 8



Otis College of Art and Design video

Otis College of Art and Design video


*Current Exhibition- Life after Life after Life at Chimento Contemporary through December 16, 2017


Samidh Cape, 2014
Cloth, wood 66’x 40″x 40″


Now Be Here NY Times

Now Be Here LA Times

Now Be Here Huffington Post

Now Be Here KCET

Now Be Here Art and Cake

Now Be Here Inside a Tipping Point

Now Be Here Film by Eric Minh Swenson

*The idea for Now Be Here came from the brilliant mind of artist Kim Schoenstadt.

*Phyllis Green – Now Be Here LA artist #50

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