Christopher Kuhn 크리스토퍼 쿤

Christopher Kuhn (born 1977 Chicago, IL) currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. His work has been presented in solo exhibitions with Jacob’s, Los Angeles, Geary Contemporary, New York, Sonce Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, and Autonomie, Los Angeles; and internationally with Ronchini Gallery, London, Galerie Bessieres, Paris, and Field Contemporary, Vancouver. His paintings have been featured in art ltd., Blouin Artinfo, Harper's Bazaar Art, Artslant, the Huffington Post, and on the BBC World News. He graduated from the American University of Paris with a B.A. in Art History and earned a Post Baccalaureate Certificate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

I approach my paintings backwards, meaning my compositions are often built in such a way that what appears to have been added last is often in fact the first layer. They typically begin impulsively, embracing the element of chance, with watery stains and drips. Later, I respond to the initial layer with strategic moves, often with meticulously rendered geometric gradients. In other works, looping gestural line work switches from positive to negative and back, revealing itself to be graphic. What appear to be thin multicolored graphic lines turn out to be silhouettes of gestural marks that were meticulously covered over, save for the edges. I ask the viewer to piece together the puzzle of my paintings and, in doing so, reassess how they perceive the world of images around us.

2007 University of Tennessee Knoxville, MFA Candidate
2006 School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
1996 American University of Paris, France BA Art History

2018 Weights and Measures, Jacob’s, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Beyond Appearances, Galerie Bessieres, Chatou, France
2017 As I Live and Breathe, Ronchini Gallery, London, UK
2017 Sleight of Hand, Geary Contemporary, New York, NY
2014 Sunny Side Up, FIELD Contemporary, Vancouver, Canada
2014 Material Witness, Sonce Alexander Gallery, Culver City, CA
2011 Arranged: Richard Galling and Christopher Kuhn, Autonomie, Los Angeles, CA

2019 10th Anniversary Show, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Los Angeles Notebook, Jacob’s West, Venice, CA
2018 Group Show, Galerie Bessieres, Chatou, France
2018 Maiden LA, Backyard Show, Double Happiness Studio, Burbank, CA
2018 Reunion, Brenda Harrop Gallery, West Hollywood, CA, Curator: John Wolf
2017 EXPO Chicago, with Ronchini Gallery, Chicago, IL
2017 TRAKR, PØST, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Trust Fall, ALSO, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Dallas Art Fair, with Geary Contemporary, Dallas, TX
2017 Abstract in the Singular, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2017 Abstract Miniatures, Fine Art Complex 1101, Tempe, AZ
2016 La Nuit S'Ouvre, BLAM Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Hashtag Abstract, Ronchini Gallery, London, UK, Curator: Kamiar Maleki
2015 Yes In My Back Yard, Durden & Ray, Los Angeles, CA (Curator)
2015 Microscopes and Binoculars, Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, St. Louis, MO
2015 Abstract Abstract, MAINSITE Contemporary Art, Norman, OK
2015 From the Barricades, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
2015 View From the Edge of the Soul, Durden & Ray, Los Angeles, CA
2015 After Living in the Room of Realites Nouvelles, Sonce Alexander Gallery, Culver City, CA
2014 Dragnet, Manhattan Beach Art Center, Manhattan Beach, CA
2014 Selected Works, FIELD Satellite, Vancouver, Canada
2014 MAS Attack 6, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2013 Millennial Abstractions, Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA
2013 Paradox Maintenance Technicians, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2013 MAS Attack (Mutual Appreciation Society), LA Mart, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Seven Young Los Angeles Painters I Like, George Lawson Gallery, Culver City, CA
2012 Painting on Edge II, den contemporary, West Hollywood, CA
2012 The New Cool School, White Box Contemporary, San Diego, CA
2012 Painting on Edge, Autonomie, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Speculative Materialism II, Andi Campognone Projects, Pomona, CA
2007 Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston University

2007 Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Tennessee Knoxville

2007 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

08.2018 Hyperallergic
07.2018 Le Parisien
05.2017 art ltd.
03.2017 Blouin Artinfo
03.2017 Java Magazine,
09.2015 Harper's Bazaar Art
07.2015 Artslant
07.2015 Sotheby’s Cultural Crossroads Blog
07.2015 Hunger TV
07.2015 The Plus
06.2015 The Telegraph
03.2015 St. Louis Magazine
02.2015 The Norman Transcript
10.2014 Huffington Post
10.2014 Canadian Art
09.2013 Fabrik: Issue 22
03.2012 The Los Angeles Times
2007 SMFA Press Boston MA