Years ago, Leamon Green gathered reference images for his work by tearing pictures from newspapers and magazines. These images served as a way for Green to form his thoughts about how he would create and complete his compositions, with topics ranging from style and pattern to politics, culture, and identity. However, his current method for referencing images is to use photography, for its ease in capturing images once he sees something that he wants to translate into his work. At other times, there is a distinct word, idea, phrase, or theme that Green visualizes in the composition; this approach is demonstrated in his large woodcuts. In these situations, Green incorporates his own interpretation of the idea into his work.
Leamon Green received his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art (Cleveland, OH) and his MFA from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA). In 2006, he was one of nine finalists named for the Hunting Art Prize. Green was awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant in 2007 and completed his Fellowship at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania from August 2007 to July 2008. In 2016, Green had solo exhibitions at the University of Houston Downtown and at Houston Baptist University. He is currently in a group exhibit, Steamrolled VII, 2017: A Print Odyssey, on view at Williams Tower (Houston) until July 14, 2017. Green is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Texas Southern University.
July 8, 2017
Houston, TX 77098
Featured Image- Image-Mamy Wata & Refugees, 2017, woodcut, 36 x 60″