kaye green
Kaye Green has lived, worked and exhibited in Japan, the USA, Belgium, New Zealand, Finland and most Australian states. She has had over 20 solo exhibitions and has been involved in numerous group and mixed exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Kaye was born in Ulverstone, Tasmania in 1953 and following a year as an exchange student in Japan in the early seventies, completed her BA in Visual Arts at the Tasmanian School of Art in Hobart in 1976 and her Master’s Degree at the University of New Mexico, graduating in 1981. During her time in Albuquerque she also studied at the prestigious Tamarind Institute of Lithography. Kaye has completed a number of commissions and her work is represented in many national and international public collections including the Australian National Gallery in Canberra. After fourteen years of university lecturing, Kaye resigned from teaching and returned to Tasmania to work full time in her studio. Kaye’s primary medium is lithography but also produces drawings, relief prints, collages paintings and artist’s books. She loves drawing on lithographic stones and is able to create intense washes with great sensitivity and skill. The consistent themes in Kaye Green’s current work are elements from nature with a strong Japanese sensibility. She uses these elements as powerfully expressive metaphors and approaches the landscape, and elements in the landscape, not for their literal imagery, but for their spiritual and associative qualities. The landscape and elements of nature provide a vast sphere of influence where form denotes mood. This personal encounter with the nature results in a poetically inspired visual language. “…her imagery retains that slightly meditative, mystical and visionary quality. Her art explores both the elements of nature which she encounters in the physical world and the internalised landscapes of the mind, the landscape of dreams and of nature revealed through intuitive imaginings.” Sasha Grishin, Catalogue essay “Seeing the Same Moon” 2006

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