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Artist Statement

I am a figurative painter that draws inspiration from vintage photographs, awkward pinups, cacti, and tacky sweaters. I use painting to blur lines between reality and fiction, care and harm, self and other. In contrast to art’s history of making the female body known, I use paint for its veiling effect, for its ability to seduce while resisting easy answers. Painting can be a disguise, a simultaneous revealing and re/veiling.

My female figures are all anachronistic, drawn from vintage found photos, painted into incomplete spaces outside time, where layers of dimensionality and flatness defy direct narratives. I am currently interested in painting figures on velvet. The tactile, provocative texture of the velvet and its association with kitsch keep me coming back to it. I am expanding my themes of fierce vulnerability to think more about queer gazes, intimacy, and care work. The narrative elements of my paintings are heavily influenced by magical realism as a genre, one that carries huge potential for writing queer histories and futures.

Artist Bio

Hilary Greenstein once cried while watching an Olive Garden commercial. She is also a fine artist and educator based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her BFA in Drawing and Painting from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2013.

You may have seen her paintings around Minnesota at Gamut Gallery, Rochester Center for the Arts, Rosalux Gallery, and Hopkins Center for the Arts. She paints in studio 206A of the California Building in Northeast Minneapolis, and opens her studio to the public for Art-a-Whirl. In her spare time, she works tirelessly to keep her cat, Charlemagne out of trouble. She is a Scorpio, but please don’t let that scare you.

I take commissions, please inquire!

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Location

California Building

2205 California St NE
Studio 206A
Minneapolis, MN 55418
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Email

hilarygreenstein@gmail.com

Phone

Call 952-423-8444

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Online Store

2019-2020

A Pointed Question

Oil and latex on velvet

30″ x 40″

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A Scene

Oil, latex, and collage on panel

8″ x 10″

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Act 3

Oil, latex, and collage on panel

8″ x 10″

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Another Scene

Oil, latex, and collage on panel

8″ x 10″

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August

Oil, latex, and collage on panel

8″ x 10″

 

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Been There

Oil and latex on velvet

30″ x 40″

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Being the Bigger Person

Oil and latex on velvet

30″ x 40″

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Change My Mind

Oil, latex, and collage on canvas

16″ x 20″

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Crybaby

Oil, latex, and fabric on canvas

16″ x 22″

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Fin

Oil and latex on panel

8″ x 10″

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Help Yourself

Oil and latex on velvet

30″ x 40″

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Honey

Latex and collage on panel

16″ x 20″

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I Love You Baby But I Just Can’t Smile

Oil and latex on panel

26″ x 36″

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I Think You Should Leave

Oil and latex on velvet

40″ x 30″

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Interlude

Oil, latex, and collage on panel

12″ x 12″

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Killing Time

Oil, latex, and colored pencil on panel

12″ x 12″

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Look,

Oil and latex on panel

16″ x 22″

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Nevermind

Oil and latex on velvet

30″ x 40″

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Nobody Helps Anyone

Oil, latex, and collage on panel

42″ x 57.5″

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On Top

Oil and latex on canvas

34″ x 34″

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Ophelia

Oil and latex on panel

16″ x 22″

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Promise Descending a Staircase

Oil and latex on canvas

18″ x 24″

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Reminder

Oil and latex on velvet

30″ x 40″

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Sold!

Settle Down

Oil and latex on velvet

30″ x 40″

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Stay a Little Longer

Oil and latex on velvet

30″ x 40″

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Take My Time

Oil, latex, and fabric on canvas

16″ x 20″

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Toughluck

Oil and latex on velvet

30″ x 40″

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We Always Say Careful Afterwards

Oil and latex on velvet

30″ x 40″

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Where You Stand

Oil and latex on velvet

30″ x 40″

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Who’s There Now

Oil and latex on canvas

34″ x 83″

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Wish You Were Here

Oil and latex on canvas

24″ x 36″

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The Last Time

Oil and latex on velvet

30″ x 40″

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The Last Time 2

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2017-2018

Are You Ok

Oil, latex, and collage on canvas

34″ x 34″

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Coma, Splice

Oil, latex, and fabric on canvas

34″ x 83″

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Contrapposto Baby 1

Oil, latex, and collage on panel

8″ x 10″

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Contrapposto Baby 2

Oil, latex, and fabric on panel

8″ x 10″

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Contrapposto Baby 3

Oil, latex, and fabric on panel

8″ x 10″

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Contrapposto Baby 4

Oil, latex, and collage on canvas

8″ x 10″

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Contrapposto Baby 5

Oil, latex, and collage on panel

8″ x 10″

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Contrapposto Baby 6

Oil and latex on panel

8″ x 10″

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Contrapposto Baby 7

Oil, latex, and collage on panel

8″ x 10″

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Contrapposto Baby 8

Oil, latex, and collage on panel

8″ x 10″

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Don’t Wait Up

Oil, latex, and graphite on canvas

34″ x 34″

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Heartbreak is Behind You Now

Oil and latex on canvas

34″ x 83″

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Heavy Weather

Oil, latex, and collage on canvas

34″ x 34″

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Inquiry 10

Oil and latex on canvas

8″ x 10″

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Inquiry 11

Oil, latex, and collage on canvas

8″ x 10″

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Inquiry 12

Oil and latex on canvas

8″ x 10″

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Inquiry 14

Oil and latex on canvas

8″ x 10″

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Inquiry 15

Oil, latex, and collage on canvas

8″ x 10″

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Lost Cause

Oil and latex on canvas

34″ x 34″

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Nobody Helps Anyone

Oil, latex, and collage on panel

42″ x 57.5″

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Now I Know

Oil and latex on canvas

34″ x 34″

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Should I Be Worried About You?

Oil, latex, and collage on canvas

34″ x 34″

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Sinking Feeling

Oil, latex, and fabric on canvas

34″ x 34″

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Split Second

Oil and latex on canvas

34″ x 34″

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Standoff

Oil, latex, and collage on canvas

34″ x 34″

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Standstill

Oil and latex on canvas

34″ x  34″

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The Last One

Oil, latex, and fabric on canvas

34″ x 34″

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Tropical Depression 1

Oil, latex, and collage on velvet

30″ x 40″

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Tropical Depression 2

Oil and latex on velvet

30″ x 40″

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2016

Attention

Oil and latex on canvas

34″ x 83″

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Awkward Silence

Oil, latex, and collage on canvas

34″ x 34″

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Embrace 1

Oil, latex, and collage on canvas

34″ x 83″

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Embrace 2

Oil and latex on canvas

34″ x 83″

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Embrace 3

Oil and latex on canvas

34″ x 83″

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Embrace 4

Oil and latex on canvas

34″ x 83″

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Embrace 5

Oil and latex on canvas

34″ x 83″

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Embrace 6

Oil and latex on canvas

34″ x 83″

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Falling for It

Oil and latex on canvas

34″ x 34″

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Full of Space

Oil, latex, and collage on canvas

34″ x 83″

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Holes in My Mind

Oil, latex, and fabric on canvas

34″ x 34″

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Mental Gymnastics

Oil, latex, and collage on canvas

34″ x 83″

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Olympia

Oil, latex, and collage on canvas

34″ x 34″

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Reprise

Oil and latex on canvas

34″ x 83″

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The Invention of Certainty

Oil, latex, and collage on canvas

34″ x 34″

 

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The Opposite Of

Oil, latex, and collage on canvas

34″ x 34″

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Thinking About Wishing

Oil, latex, and fabric on canvas

34″ x 34″

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Verso

Oil and latex on canvas

34″ x 83″

 

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Who’s There When You’re Not

Oil and latex on canvas

34″ x 34″

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Linoleum Prints

Cacti

Linoleum print on fine art paper

from edition of 20

12″ x 18″

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Cacti A/P 1

Hand-colored linoleum print on fine art paper

from edition of 20

12″ x 18″

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Cacti A/P 2

Hand-colored linoleum print on fine art paper

from edition of 20

18″ x 12″

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Cacti A/P 3

Hand-colored linoleum print on fine art paper

from edition of 20

12″ x 18″

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Cacti A/P 4

Hand-colored linoleum print on fine art paper

from edition of 20

12″ x 18″

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Cacti A/P 5

Hand-colored linoleum print on fine art paper

from edition of 20

12″ x 18″

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