In the Gallery

Artist Nicki Green on “HOLDING HISTORY AND THE PRESENT MOMENT: Rethinking Jewish Ritual Objects from a Queer Perspective”

Join us for an artist talk with Nicki Green discussing her sculptural work and research into the intersections of Jewish identity, queerness and the production of Jewish ritual objects to meet 21st century needs.


Part of Charter Oak’s Annual Celebration of Jewish Arts & Culture.

Nicki Green is a transdisciplinary artist working primarily in clay. Her sculptures, ritual objects and various flat works explore topics of history preservation, conceptual ornamentation and the aesthetics of otherness. She has exhibited internationally, notably at the New Museum, New York; Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, France. Green is a 2022 Nancy Graves Foundation Grantee, a 2020 ART MATTERS fellow, 2019 SFMOMA SECA Award Finalist, among others. She received a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute (2009) and an MFA from UC Berkeley (2018). She is currently an artist in residence at California State University, Long Beach Center for Contemporary Ceramics. Learn more here: