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Ellen Kahn
updated: 07/16/2009
website: www.ellenkahn.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Water Lily
Determinied
Little Girls
Very Deep
Do It Again
Merge
Untitled
Not Going In B
Not Going In F
Not Going In G
Nearly Invisible 2
Nearly Invisible 4
Nearly Invisible 10
Not Going In D
Not Going In A
 
Portfolio Keywords:  dreams, gender/sexuality, nature, language, memory, psychological, figurative, childhood, books, text
 
 
Water Lily by Ellen Kahn
Water Lily
ink on paper
06
60 " x  40" " 
Determinied by Ellen Kahn
Determinied
mixed medium on paper
07
40 " x  26" " 
Little Girls by Ellen Kahn
Little Girls
graphite and ink on paper
2007
30 " x  22" " 
Very Deep by Ellen Kahn
Very Deep
graphite and ink on paper
2008
40 " x  26" " 
Do It Again by Ellen Kahn
Do It Again
ink and graphite on paper
2007
9 " x  12" " 
Merge by Ellen Kahn
Merge
mixed medium on paper
2007
12 " x  9" " 
Untitled by Ellen Kahn
Untitled
mixed medium on paper
2008
12 " x  9" " 
Not Going In B by Ellen Kahn
Not Going In B
mixed medium on paper
2008
12 " x  16" " 
Not Going In F by Ellen Kahn
Not Going In F
mixed medium on paper
2008
12 " x  16" " 
Not Going In G by Ellen Kahn
Not Going In G
mixed medium on paper
2008
12 " x  16" " 
Nearly Invisible 2 by Ellen Kahn
Nearly Invisible 2
mixed medium on paper
2008
12 " x  16" " 
Nearly Invisible 4 by Ellen Kahn
Nearly Invisible 4
mixed medium on paper
2008
12 " x  16" " 
Nearly Invisible 10 by Ellen Kahn
Nearly Invisible 10
mixed medium on paper
2008
12 " x  16" " 
Not Going In D by Ellen Kahn
Not Going In D
mixed medium on paper
2008
12 " x  16" " 
Not Going In A by Ellen Kahn
Not Going In A
mixed medium on paper
2008
12" x  16"" 

Artist Statement
My work continues to explore the confluences and associations between the natural and manmade worlds; chaos and order, gesture and structure, intellect and intuition, waking and dreaming, fantasy and reality, personal and universal. My exploration employs the careful articulation of the surface to create transparency, interweaving layers of imagery using a variety of traditional drawing and painting materials which includes hand lettering, print making. I combine images derived from botanical prints, childhood photographs, text, linear elements, and patterns to make sensual, evocative drawings. My recent work is an exploration and reflection of questions that have deep resonates for me as I re read, Through The Looking Glass, and Alice In Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. I call this work the “Alice Series.”

Artist Bio / CV
Kahn’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and abroad, in both solo and group exhibitions and it is in numerous public and private collections. Her most recent solo show, this summer, was at Graficas Gallery on Nantucket, MA, before that she had a solo show at Metaphor Contemporary Art in Brooklyn, NY. Some recent group exhibitions include: Figure/Ground, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY curated by Carter Foster, curator of drawings at the Whitney Museum of American Art; Drawing on Building: A Perch Project for the Drawing Center, New York, NY; 2x2,A Cultural Ark, Morelia, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Mexico; Four Painters, 55 Mercer Street Gallery, New York, NY; Marks,Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA; The Big Abstract Show, The Painting Center, New York, NY; Get Small, Julie Baker Fine Art, Nevada City, CA; Small Works Show, 440 Gallery, Brookyn, NY; Soho Show Off, Louis Meisel Gallery, New York, NY. 

Kahn has had many notable residencies, including ones at the Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar Playa, Spain; Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY; Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. She received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA and her BFA from Tufts University in affiliation with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. She also has a M.Ed. from Temple University, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA.

In addition to painting, Kahn is a dedicated and gifted art educator. She has taught children and adults and currently teaches art and aesthetics with the prestigious Lincoln Center Institute in New York City. Previous teaching experience includes Lesley University, Cambridge, MA; 92nd Street Y Art Center, New York, NY; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA; and Abington Friends School, Jenkintown, PA. She is currently a Candidate at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, to become a licensed Psychoanalyst.