Norma Greenwood’s canvases and collages are structured, architectonic and robust, animated and bright. She creates still life compositions around sensuous forms that evolve into representational images. Her new series of figurative portraits depicts people in a way that reveals something about them as well as herself. Ms. Greenwood was awarded a public art commission by the Jacksonville Florida International Airport where her two permanent mosaic tile installations can be seen. She was a finalist for an MTA Arts in Transit project and more recently, a finalist for a public art project in Beijing, China titled, Half The Sky.
She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including three grants from the NY State Council on the Arts, the Ludwig Vogelstein grant, a George Sugarman award and a NY Foundation for the Arts award. She also received a grant for the Artist Documentation Project from the National Center for Creative Aging: Art Cart, Saving The Legacy.
Greenwood’s work has been exhibited in museums, corporate offices and galleries. She is represented in private and public collections including the Museum of American Folk Arts, AT&T, City University of NY Art Gallery, Citicorp, and Columbia Pictures. She exhibits work in her home town of New York City as well as internationally.