Naima Green

Artist Biography:

Naima Green is an artist, photographer, and educator from New York. Her work is an invitation to participate, observe, and consider safety, utopia, and intimacy. Her works have been featured in exhibitions at Fotografiska New York, Smart Museum of Art, MASS MoCA, International Center of Photography, Houston Center for Photography, Bronx Museum, BRIC, Gallery 102, Gracie Mansion Conservancy, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Arsenal Gallery, amongst others. Naima’s works are in the collections of Barnard College Library, Decker Library at MICA, Fleet Library at RISD, International Center of Photography Library, Leslie-Lohman Museum, MoMA Library, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Hirsch Library, National Gallery of Art, Olin Library, Cornell University, Smart Museum of Art, Teachers College, Columbia University. She holds an MFA in Photography from ICP–Bard, an MA in Art & Art Educator from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a BA in Urban Studies and Sociology from Barnard College.


Naima is committed to a practice of generosity by co-creating community environments of play, exploration, and pleasure that center expansive and nuanced experiences of Black, Brown, and Queer life. Her practice is one of archiving—integrating photography, performance, text, and spatial interventions. She makes installations and objects (a birthing stool, poker deck, books, archives, prints) that promote care, close-reading, and self-recognition.

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