Gregory Odell Green is internationally recognized for his challenging and controversial work. Since the early 1980s, he has created multi-disciplinary works, performances, and films, exploring systems of control and the evolution of individual and collective empowerment. Green’s work considers the use of violence, alternatives to violence, and the accessibility of information and technology as vehicles for social or political change. Referencing historical precedents and disturbingly anticipating various historical events, such as the tragedy of 9/11, his artwork expands the parameters between art and activism, culture and social commentary.
With over 35 one-person exhibitions and over 350 group exhibitions, performances and film screenings, Green has played a significant role in the contemporary art discourse of the last 30 years. Of recent note, Green’s work was included in “2050: A Brief History of the Future” (2015–2016) at the Louvre Museum and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Chicago Conceptual Abstraction, 1986 – -1995 (2013) at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Theatre of The World (2013) at the Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania, Absentee Landlord (2011-2012) at the Walker Art Center, along with other exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Italy, and the Netherlands. Green’s works are included in major public and private collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Tate Gallery in London, the Saatchi Gallery in London, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, and most recently, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. His work is represented by Aeroplastics Contemporary, Tillow Fine Arts, and the International Fine Arts Consortium. Green received a BFA from The Art Academy of Cincinnati and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.