Multifaceted and multi-talented, Greer Muldowney crafts work that is thoughtful, beautiful and recognizable. She first came to my attention during our New Directions exhibition, curated by Debra Klomp Ching. One of the requirements for requirements for ND12 was size, that prints be no larger than 20×24. Greer’s series 6,426 people per km2 showcases Hong Kong’s density, and she managed to expose us an immensity and sense of scale in a confined proportion. This ability to convey her vision is what garnered her a spot on Photo District News Top 30 this year. Being part of a larger creative community, Greer is a well respected educator and every year is an integral part of the Flash Forward Festival in Boston as their regional coordinator, showcasing the best in New England photographic talents.
It is a pleasure and honor to have her be part of our Structure exhibition. Take a look at this beautiful work.
About 6,426 people per km2 –
At 6,426 people per km2, Hong Kong boasts the most densely populated urban center in the world. The reality of sustainable practices, depletion of resources and a shifting global power paradigm pervade media involving China, and its Western syndicate territory, Hong Kong. By making imagery here, I ask viewers to contemplate these issues, but to also see these places as homes; not statistics. As the living cities and infrastructure that address cultural standards and progressive technologies. These photographs do not propose a reality so different from the spin of contemporary media, but asks an audience on the other side of the world, the Western world, to reflect on whether these images provide a surrogate for wonderment or trepidation for a changing global climate and future.
About Greer Muldowney –
Greer Muldowney is an artist, photography professor and independent curator based in Boston, Massachusetts. She received an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Studio Art from Clark University, and an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has acted as the Curator for the Desotorow Gallery in Savannah, GA and is the Regional Coordinator for the Flash Forward Festival on behalf of the Magenta Foundation. Muldowney also serves as an active member of the Board for the Griffin Museum of Photography, and currently teaches at Boston College and the New England Institute of Art.
Her work has been exhibited and published in North America, Hong Kong, Malaysia and France, and is a 2013 recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship.