Jenn Kahn is a Brooklyn-based artist from Orlando, Florida. She works as a sculptor- destabilizing the hierarchy of objects, evaluating the super-precious and revealing its critical substance. Kahn’s solo exhibitions include Sweet Nothings, Focus Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville (2010); Fortress, Downhome Gallery, Gainesville (2008); and Paper Tiger, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University Oglesby Gallery, Tallahassee (2007). Group exhibitions include Art + Law, Dumbo Arts Center with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Brooklyn (2012); Festival of Ideas, New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) at New Museum, New York City (2011); and Girl, Please! Women Made Gallery, Chicago (2010).
Kahn has received the BRIC Visiting Artist Fellowship (2013) and the Van Lier Fellowship (2012), and she has held residencies with the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (2012) and Urban Glass, Brooklyn (2011). Publications include Volunteers Lawyers for the Arts, The Dallas Review, Daytona News-Journal. Kahn received her M.F.A. from University of Florida and her B.F.A. from Florida State University.
During her Swing Space residency at Governors Island, Kahn will complete a project that explores the loaded and playful imagery of cherub figurines in contrast to the varied the history of men and paint.
Image credit: courtesy of the artist