Virginia Green was born in Staten Island, New York, and raised in Pennsylvania. After a short stint in Nebraska, she crossed the Texas border where she earned her BFA at The University of Texas at Arlington and her MFA at the University of North Texas, both degrees in the area of Communication Design. Virginia joined the Baylor Art faculty in 2006 to teach Graphic Design. In addition, she is the Principal and Creative Director for VGreen Design, a freelance design studio and BlackHare Studio, a letterpress, artist book, and fine art studio. Her creative passions include typography and letterpress printing, a medium that allows for custom graphic design and fine art editioned prints and artist books.
MFA, University of North Texas
BFA, The University of Texas at Arlington
The essence of my fine art prints and artist books relate to the idea of forming a balance of active and passive presence. As a graphic designer, I embrace the semiotic and aesthetic value of the letter form and the emotion it evokes when used as an element of design. Items in nature, flora and fauna, serve as sources of inspiration for their complex symbolism and simplistic form as graphic symbols. All the while, the creative process is inspired by the soulful melodies and rhythmic influences that define the pace of the visual concepts. When combined, these forms inform my visual narratives of presence.