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My art is about constantly exploring fresh expressions . On any given day I do not know how that will manifest until I am standing point blank in front of the work at hand. I'm influenced by my immediate environment as as well my world travels. Being spontaneous and present is the most spiritual aspect of my work: creating an essence of something we recognize but cannot name and don't need to. I want to transcend everyday life as we know it, celebrating rhythm, energy, mystery and surprise. Indeed, creating beauty is a miracle, and who doesn’t need a miracle now and then?

About me

I am a Bay Area native, a third generation Californian and have lived in Marin for 25 years. I earned a Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley and studied printmaking at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in Southern California. I have been working from my studio at the Industrial Center Building in Sausalito, CA, for 12 years and have been exhibiting actively for the last 16 years in solo, group, and juried exhibitions. “As a mid-career artist, Kuhn has developed her own recognizable style. Her inspirational sources encompass deep feelings of connectivity, vulnerability, spontaneity, and joy. Her travels to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean have enriched her creative process resulting in enigmatic and provocative work. Today, Kuhn continues to work towards creating art with a focus on beauty, energy, and her own truth, reflecting her inner passion for life and adventure.” (Emebet Korn, Desta Gallery) 

 

I have served on the Mill Valley Art Commission; created the Mill Valley “Click Off” annual photography contest; and curated numerous group art shows at the ICB. I have been a juror for the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, The Mill Valley Milley Awards, and chaired the 44th Annual ICB Winter Open Studios with over 100 participating artists. I continue to be active in the community, and support fund-raising efforts at Art for AIDS, Lymelight Foundation and Feed America, as well as for a variety of schools and local charitable organizations. 

Exhibits (partial list)

October 2021

February 2021

October 2020

September 2020

September 2020

September 2020

July/August 2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2013

2012

2011

2010

2008

2007

2006

2005

June 2022 

"Strictly Abstract" featured artist, juried exhibit

O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

"Chain of Events" a two-person show, with ceramicist Kris Marubayashi

Desta Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

"Reflections" a juried exhibit with Emebet Korn

O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

"Art2Life International Juried Exhibit" with Julie Nester

Julie Nester Gallery, Utah

"Every Day is a Miracle" (solo show)

Studio Shop Gallery, Burlingame CA

TEDxMarin "SHIFTING" Online Broadcast featured artist

Innovator's Showcase

"Women Making Their Mark," National Juried Exhibit

O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

"Creativity Takes Courage," Robert Green Fine Arts, (group show)

Mill Valley, CA

"Introductions" SLATE contemporary, Oakland, CA

"Water Music" DZINE Gallery, San Francisco, CA


"New Currencies" Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery/JPG, The Bank, Lafayette, CA


"Flora/Fauna" (group exhibit), Jen Tough Gallery, Benicia, CA

"Make Your Mark" with Krista Harris, Gallery 111, Sausalito, CA

Art San Diego represented by Jen Tough and Opus Art Collective, San Diego, CA

“Windows and Waterfalls” (two-person exhibit), Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA

“Winter Brings its Own Delights” (solo exhibit), 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley, CA

“Inter/Actual” with Sharon Paster, Studio Shop Gallery, Burlingame, CA

“En-gaged” (group show), Studio Shop Gallery, Burlingame, CA

“Bay Area Women Artists” O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA 

Art Market San Francisco, by Simon Breitbard Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

“Inter/Actual” with Sharon Paster, Studio Shop Gallery, Burlingame, CA

“Collective Actions” (group exhibit), Marin Community Foundation, Novato CA

“Dennis Hare & Friends” (group exhibit), Gallery 111, Sausalito, CA

 

“Marin Masters” (group exhibit), Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley, CA

“Ways of Seeing” (group exhibit), Marin Arts Council, San Rafael, CA

“Surface/Tension: h2o” (group exhibit) Gallery 111 + Bay Model Visitor Center, Sausalito, CA 

“Abstract Works on Canvas” (group exhibit), Robert Allen Fine Art, Sausalito, CA

 

“Inside Out—Bay Area Abstract Artists” (group exhibit), Marin MOCA, San Rafael, CA

Marin Civic Center (group exhibit), San Rafael, CA

 

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Monotype Marathon, San Jose, CA

Artisans Gallery, San Rafael, CA (Best of Show February 2007, Merit Award

Sonoma Plaza Center for the Arts, Sonoma, CA

Marin Arts Salon, San Rafael, CA

142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley, CA

Education

Bachelors of Fine Art, UC Berkeley (1981)

Workshops: Nick Capacci, Jonde Northcut, Ron Pokrasso, Dennis Hare, Krista Harris,
Nicholas Wilton, Mark Eanes

Galleries

Residencies

October 2021: Arquetopia International, Oaxaca

October 2023: Chateau Orquevaux, France

Affiliations

Publications

"Artists of the Bay Area" vol.2, (2022) published by Jen Tough 

Juries

O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, juror: "Something About Lines" (2019)

Mill Valley Milleys Awards juror (2015)

Mill Valley Fall Art Festival juror (2013)

Let's Connect

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