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Talia Greene
updated: 03/21/2012
website: www.taliagreene.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (H.Foster V)
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (H.Foster I-V)
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (Globe IV)
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (Globe I-V)
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (Manzer-Luck IV)
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (Manzer-Luck I-V)
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (Fredricks IV)
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (Fredricks I-V)
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (Sisters I-V)
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (Sisters I-V)
Thwarted Emergence
Entropy Filigree V
Entropy Filigree III
Entropy Filigree (II, III, IV)
Entropy Filigree (Two details of installation. Left Image: Women's room sign. Right Image: Men's room sign.)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  craft, domestic, pattern, nature, organic, repetition, biomorphic, gender/sexuality, obsessive
 
 
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (H.Foster V) by Talia Greene
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (H.Foster V)
Archival Pigment Print
2008
8 " x  25 " 
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (H.Foster I-V) by Talia Greene
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (H.Foster I-V)
Archival Pigment Prints
2008
5 " x  25 " 
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (Globe IV) by Talia Greene
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (Globe IV)
Archival Pigment Print
2009
5" x  8" 
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (Globe I-V) by Talia Greene
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (Globe I-V)
Archival Pigment Prints
2009
5 " x  25 " 
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (Manzer-Luck IV) by Talia Greene
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (Manzer-Luck IV)
Archival Pigment Print
2009
5 " x  8 " 
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (Manzer-Luck I-V) by Talia Greene
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (Manzer-Luck I-V)
Archival Pigment Prints
2009
5 " x  25 " 
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (Fredricks IV) by Talia Greene
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (Fredricks IV)
Archival Pigment Print
2008
5" x  8" 
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (Fredricks I-V) by Talia Greene
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (Fredricks I-V)
Archival Pigment Prints
2008
5 " x  25 " 
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (Sisters I-V) by Talia Greene
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (Sisters I-V)
Archival Pigment Print
2009
5" x  8" 
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (Sisters I-V) by Talia Greene
Coiffed: A Typology of Entropic Variations (Sisters I-V)
Archival Pigment Prints
2009
8" x  25" 
Thwarted Emergence by Talia Greene
Thwarted Emergence
Pigment prints (reproduced graphite drawings) and straight pins
2008
26 " x  18 " 
Entropy Filigree V by Talia Greene
Entropy Filigree V
Photographic Wallpaper
2007
Dimensions variable
Entropy Filigree III by Talia Greene
Entropy Filigree III
Photographic Wallpaper
2007
Dimensions variable
Entropy Filigree (II, III, IV) by Talia Greene
Entropy Filigree (II, III, IV)
Photographic Wallpaper Samples
2007
60" x  36"  x Each" 
Entropy Filigree (Two details of installation. Left Image: Women's room sign. Right Image: Men's room sign.) by Talia Greene
Entropy Filigree (Two details of installation. Left Image: Women's room sign. Right Image: Men's room sign.)
Dgitally printed wallpaper, wood frames, silhouette paper
2006
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement
I am fascinated by our struggle to impose order on our bodies and an unruly world. In my recent work, I have been exploring this topic through the vehicle of hair, both as a material to design with and as a subject. I often appropriate Victorian imagery to draw parallels between today and a time when the fascination, repulsion, and urge to control nature were overtly demonstrated in much of the culture.
In my series, Entropic Variations, I reference the futility of our attempts to control nature, with a playful exaggeration of the quotidian frustration of taming our hair. The series consists of thirteen sequences based on individual portraits, in which the hair takes on a life of its own in the form of a swarm of flies. The swarms grow; run wild; start to conform; then run wild once more. With each new hairstyle, the sitter takes on a new identity. Even as we try to impose our will on nature, nature imposes its anarchy on us.
Using digital printmaking techniques, I am able to approach my photo-based compositions with the same freedom and experimentation as I might with a traditional drawing. At the same time, I can highlight the keen detail and physicality of my subjects in a photographic image. My process involves manual as well as digital stages. I glue flies directly onto a print; the print is then scanned, reprinted and mounted on a printed reproduction of a card. The urge to brush the flies off the surface of a print, heightened by the relief-like quality of the scanned image, brings one’s own body and sensory experience to the viewing of the piece, an element that is central in much of my work.
In my series of wallpapers, Entropy Filigree, detritus from around my house and garden is collected, arranged and captured on a scanner, then assembled into a repeating pattern, and printed digitally. I take inspiration from a range of domestic and decorative imagery, from the story The Yellow Wallpaper, to the strangeness and acute craftsmanship of Victorian hair flowers. I am looking for that same balance between awe and repulsion, decoration and sensuality, which those influences evoke in me.

Artist Bio / CV

Degree Education
00-02    Mills College. Oakland, CA. Masters of Fine Art
94-98    Wesleyan University. Middletown, CT. Bachelors of Art

Recent Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
2009    Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
2006    American University Museum, Washington, DC. Entropy Filigree
Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA. Talia Greene
2005    David Allen Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Containment and other Interventions
2004     Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, Harrisburg, PA. Drawing from Life (with Lisa Holley)
2003    Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, MD. Flora/Fauna
2002    H.Lewis Gallery, Baltimore, MD. Bodyscapes

Recent Selected Group Exhibitions
2009 
   Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art. Charleston, SC. Hair on Fire
Sasha Wolf Gallery. New York, NY. Nymphoto: Conversations Volume 1
2008    Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Paper
Femina Potens Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Busted
Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Fresh 2008
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA. Swarm
2007    Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA. From the Studio IV
Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA. This is Not the Future
Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA, Showroom
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster, PA. Philadelphia Invitational Portfolios 2001-6
Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY. Death Bizarre
International Print Center New York, New York, NY. New Prints/Winter 2007
2006    Silicon Gallery Fine Art Press, Philadelphia, PA. Invitational Print Portfolio 2006
Pinkard Gallery at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD. +es+pa++erns
Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC. Nature:Redrawn
2005    Museum of Contemporary Art at LBC, Santa Rosa, CA. Subanatomy
Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA. Careful
International Print Center New York, New York, NY. New Prints/Spring 2005
2004    Create:Fixate, Los Angeles, CA. All Photography Show
Maryland Art Place. Baltimore, MD. Our Perfect World
International Print Center New York, New York, NY. New Prints 2004/Spring
David Allen Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.  Filtered
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD. Black and White Response
Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD. Moving Outlines