"All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story, to vomit the anguish up." –James Baldwin
Naima Green (b. 1990) is a Brooklyn based artist and educator. Her artwork and research explores Blackness, perceived cultural identity, belonging, green cities and urban design. Green completed a fellowship in the Bronx Museum's Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program (2016). She was an Artist-in-Residence at Vermont Studio Center (2015) and recipient of the Myers Art Prize at Columbia University (2013). Green earned her B.A. in Urban Studies from Barnard College, Columbia University and her M.A. in Art and Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is currently a M.F.A candidate at the International Center of Photography–Bard. Green was the lead photographer for Annie Novak's book The Rooftop Growing Guide.
Her work has been featured in Arts.Black, The Atlantic, Barnard Magazine, BKLYNR, The Fader, Fusion, Huffington Post, i-D, Interni Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, New York Magazine, Open Skies Magazine, SPOOK, Refinery 29 and Vogue.