About the Work
We live in an age where representation and reality are interchangeable. I use painting as a historical device to critique a contemporary issue of representation--that is representation through the photographic lens. I am interested in how legacies of coloniality and slavery inform how people of color are represented today.
Andrae Green is a painter whose work explores the nuances of the collective consciousness that has been shaped by time, the sea and middle passage. Green was born in Kingston, Jamaica where he attended the Edna Manley School for the Visual and Performing Arts. Soon after in 2006, Green was awarded a grant sponsored by the Jamaican government and the Chase Fund to obtain his MFA in Painting at the New York Academy of Art. In 2011, he was awarded a residency at the CAC Troy, New York. Andrae Green’s paintings have been shown internationally in the US, Jamaica, Canada, China and France. In 2012 he was one of two artists chosen to represent Jamaica in the Beijing Biennale. In 2013, Green was selected as a part of the American delegation that represented the US at the Salon de Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, France. Green’s paintings are included in many private collections around the world. He currently lives and works in Springfield, MA.