Christopher Kuhn

The American painter Christopher Kuhn engages in a new form of temporality. The multiple layers in his painting create optical effects that blur the conventional continuity of pictorial compositions. He thereby employs effective means to involve viewers in a pertinent manner, as their gaze assembles works into a coherent, subjective whole.


American painter born in Chicago in 1977, Christopher Khun lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He is a graduate of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and from the American University of Paris with a B.A. in the history of art.

With Kuhn, surfaces and depths become a matrix. The disturbances that arise from his “painterly alchemy” represent molecular life here, recall cartography there, and elsewhere suggest organic shapes. What appears distant might in fact lie on the surface and vice versa.


His work has been featured in solo exhibitions with Geary Contemporary, NewYork, Sonce Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, and Autonomy, Los Angeles; and internationally with Ronchini Gallery, London, and Field Contemporary, Vancouver.

Ronchini Gallery, Chicago, USA, "As I Live and Breathe" - Ronchini Gallery, London, UK, "Sleight of Hand" - Geary Contemporary, New York, USA, "Buzz, Pop, Color" - Brainworks Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, "Abstract in the Singular" - Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, USA, "Abstract Miniatures" - Fine Art Complex1101, Tempe, USA

La Nuit s’Ouvre, BLAM Projects, Los Angeles, USA, "Hashtag Abstract" - Ronchini Gallery, London, UK, "Sunny Side Up" - FIELD Contemporary, Vancouver, Canada "Material Witness" - Sonce Alexander Gallery, Culver City, California, USA