Kelly Greene, a member of the Six Nations Reserve in Ohsweken, Ontario, is of Mohawk, Oneida and Sicilian descent. Kelly was born in Buffalo, New York and has lived in London, Ontario since 1989. She began her post-secondary education at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where she lived for 20 years, thereafter moving to London and graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree.
Greene’s artwork has been exhibited primarily at the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford, Ontario in their annual exhibit, "First Nations Art", as well as in galleries and museums in Banff, Alberta; Vancouver, B.C.; Montreal, Quebec; Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Toronto, and London, Ontario; and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Woodland Cultural Centre, the University of Western Ontario’s Visual Art Department, and numerous private collections in Ontario and the United States. In 2012 and 2015, she was commissioned to complete two permanent outdoor installations for the Woodland Cultural Centre.
Her work focuses primarily on land claims, current environmental conditions, and atrocities towards North America's Indigenous people. She continually tries to understand her Haudenosaunee identity, a culture she wasn't raised in, but began learning after moving to Ontario and immediately meeting Tom Hill, then Museum Director at The Woodland Cultural Centre, whose support influenced her continued investigation and practice, as did numerous teachings from elders, family, and community members.
Kelly's Blog: kellygreenesart.blogspot.com
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