Warren Greene

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Artist Statement

The work is a process of removal: In the physical process, its language, and the play between the two.

It tries to resist the hegemony of dead signs/mimes.

It attempts to construct a new combination of emerging interactions that feel more like the strangeness and beauty of right here, of right now.

Warren Greene

Vita 2018

2019  A 39 Year Retrospective, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville TN

2018  Colaborations, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
*Works by Warren Greene, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

2017  *Warren Greene, Memphis College of Art, Memphis TN
New Arrivals, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

2016  Memphis College of Art Biennial Exhibition, Memphis TN, curated by Mark Scala
Local Fare, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
Unexpected Surfaces, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

2015  *Warren Greene, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
35th Anniversary Show, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

2014  Who Done It?, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

2013  Abstractometry, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

Teachers and Student, Troy Plunk Gallery, Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN

2012  The Art of Community: Janet and Jim Ayers’ Collection of Tennessee Art, FirstBank, Nashville, TN

2011  Creative Holidays!, David Perry Smith Gallery, Memphis, TN

International Painting Annual 1, exhibition-in-print, Manifest

Local Produce, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

Summer Sampler: A Revolving Exhibition of Work by Gallery Artists, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

Art Chicago® 2011, Cumberland Gallery booth, Chicago, IL

2011  *Warren Greene: New Paintings, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

2010  APSU Faculty Biennial, Trahern Gallery, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
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Warren Greene: For the Land, Roxy Theater, Clarksville, TN.

SUMMER SALON: A Rotating Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

Art for HeART, American Heart Association, Harrah’s Entertainment, Memphis, TN

Ten Year Anniversary Show, Perry Nicole Fine Art, Memphis, TN

2009  Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, Austin Peay Downtown Gallery, Clarksville, TN

*Dermabrasions, Trahern Gallery, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

ARTifacts: Art & Related Objects, Perry Nicole Fine Art, Memphis, TN

2008  APSU Faculty Biennial, Trahern Gallery, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

1 x 41, Perry Nicole Fine Art, Memphis, TN

2007  *Warren Greene, Paleoscrapes, Perry Nicole Fine Art, Memphis, TN

Fun and Games, Perry Nicole Fine Art, Memphis, TN

2006  Artists for Color, Space 301, Center for the Living Arts, Mobile Alabama. Wanda Sullivan.

2005  *Warren Greene, Laissez-Faire Gallery, Columbia, TN

2004 *Warren Greene: In Over Time, Perry Nicole Fine Art, Memphis, TN

The Memphis Flower, Flowers & Art 2004: Artistic Movements Biennial, Gardens, Memphis, TN.

2003  Summer Invitational, Perry Nicole Fine Art, Memphis, TN

*Warren Greene; Reflective Transference, Gallery, Union University, Jackson, TN. Curated by Michael Mallard.

2002  Alumni/Faculty Show, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

2000  *Warren Greene: Reflective Transgressions, Art Gallery, Itawamba Community College. Curated by Tom Douglas.

1999 * Warren Greene: Recent Works, Roxy Theater, Clarksville, TN. Curated by Billy Rinkle.

*Warren Greene: Recent Works, Freed- Hardeman University, Henderson, TN

1998  Faculty Exhibit, Trahern Gallery, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

Trans Financial Art Exhibit, Trans Financial Bank, Clarksville, TN Juried by Richard Painter

1997  *Warren Greene: Sky Architecture, Hutcheson Gallery, David Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN.

1996  M.F.A. Thesis Shows, Marshall Arts Gallery, Memphis, TN.

Graduate Show, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN. Curated by Jay Etkin.

1995  *Warren Greene: Landscape Paintings, Art Gallery, Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN. Curated by Terry Thacker.

Eponymous, Mid-South Community College, West Memphis, AR. Curated by Jim Ramer.

1993  Found Art, The Gallery on Broadway, Nashville, TN. Curated by Jeff Hand.

EmergingArtist ’93, The Gallery on Broadway, Nashville, TN. Juried by Terry Thacker.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Maria Browning, “Warren Greene's Deceptively Simple Paintings Reward Patient Attention” Nashville Scene, November 18, 2009

Frederic Koeppel, “Styles Vary at Show of New Works by Perry Nicole Artists” Memphis Commercial Appeal, January 18, 2008

Carol Knowles, “Taking Stock: What a Year of Art Shows Showed Us” Memphis Flyer, December 27, 2007

Frederic Koeppel, “Painter's Canvas Marries Ancient and Contemporary” Memphis Commercial Appeal, December 14, 2007

Frederic Koeppel, “Perry Nicole is Full of Fun and Games, Appropriately Shaded with the Negative, Memphis Commercial Appeal, January 12, 2007

Wendy Isom, “On the Verge of Greatness, FHU Professor’s Art is Hanging in some Prominent Places” The Jackson Sun, March 26, 2006

Carol Knowles, True Colors, The Memphis Flyer January 27, 2006 Susan Knowles, “Emerging Artist ’93,” Nashville Scene, April 8, 1993.

CURATING

Found Art, Roxy Theater, Clarksville TN, November 2010
Manifold, Trahern Gallery, APSU, Clarksville, TN. Co-curated with Billy Renkl. September 2010.
Abstract Painting: Student Work from the Topics in Studio Arts Course, U.C. Gallery, APSU, Clarksville, TN. September 2010.

ART ORGANIZATIONS & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Artist & furniture maker, Columbia TN (2017-2018)
Member, Columbia Arts Council, City of Columbia, Columbia, TN
Associate Professor of Art, Department of Art, Lipscomb University
(2011-2016)
Chair, Department of Art, Lipscomb University (2011-2015)
Gallery Director/Assistant Professor of Art, Art Department, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN (2008 - 2011)
VASE Committee member (2007 - 2011)
Assistant Professor of Art, Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN (1999-2008)
Director, The Art Gallery, Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN (2003-2008)
Sponsor, Art Guild, Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN (2000-2008)
Juror, The Jackson Art Show, Jackson City Hall, Jackon TN (2007)
Panelist, ABC Grants, Tennessee Arts Commission, Jackson TN (2005 & 2007)
Juror, Annual Student Art Exhibit, Art Department, Union University, Jackson, TN (2005 & 2008)
Juror, Jackson Union Sculpture Tour, Jackson, TN (2008)
Juror, 31st Annual Student Art Show, Trahern Gallery, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN.
Adjunct Instructor, Art Department, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN (1997-1999)

LECTURES/PUBLIC SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Painting Abstraction: Music, Poetry, and/or Allegory, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN. 2013
Lecture, Fine Arts Week, Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Lecture/Panelist, “Heaven and Hell in Literature, Art, & Theology,” Honors College, Freed- Hardeman University, Henderson, TN, 2006
Lecture, Art Department, Union University, Jackson, TN, 2003
Lecture, Great Books Series, Honors College, Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN, 2000.
Lecture, Art Department, Itawamba Community College, 2000
Lecture, Art Department, David Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN, 1997. Lecture, Art Department, Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN, 1996.
Lecture, Art Department, Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN, 1995.

AWARDS AND HONORS

Finalist, International Painting Annual 1, exhibition-in-print, Manifest (Spring 2011)
Third Place, Professional Painting, Trans Financial Art Exhibit, Trans Financial Bank, Clarksville, TN, 1998. Juried by Richard Painter.
Art Student of the Year, Department of Fine Arts, Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN, 1993.

COLLECTIONS

Janet and Jim Ayers/First Bank
Debbi Fields (former owner of Ms. Fields Cookies) and Michael Rose (former CEO of Gaylord), Nashville, TN
Paragon National Bank, Memphis, TN Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN US Bank, Clarksville, TN

EDUCATION

Assistant Professor of Art Art Department Lipscomb University
Graduate Program, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN. M.F.A., May 1996.
Department of Fine Arts, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, 1993.(art history classes)
Department of Fine Arts, Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN. B.A., December, 1992.
Harding University in Florence, Florence, Italy. Summer Study, 1991.