KATY KUHN


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“Companion Peace”

Acrylic on canvas

30” x 22”

Retail Value: $2,200

Minimum Bid: $775

Signed

PURCHASE: $775

 

I am a gestural abstract artist. My work is influenced by the colors and energy of nature and the ever-changing environment.

Lines, colors, shapes, and movement all invoke feelings, daydreams, longings, and collective memories. In

working abstractly the work is never fixed, but dynamic—one can see infinite relationships. Technically my paintings are

organic, yet honed: Spontaneity and energy are just as important as deliberation, composition and application of materials.

In working large, I realize the reach of my own physicality and fully immerse myself into each work of art. Look closely,

but step way back too. It is paint; but the fact that its application onto a single surface can reach the deepest part of our

psyches is nothing short of a miracle.

I have lived in Marin for over twenty years and have served on the Mill Valley Art Commission; created the Mill Valley

“Click Off” annual photography contest; and curated numerous group art shows including “Surface/Tension: h2O,”

“Dennis Hare and Friends,” and other exhibits at the ICB in Sausalito where I have worked for the past ten years.

I have been a juror for the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival (2014) and The Mill Valley Milley Awards (2015), and I chaired the

44th Annual ICB Winter Open Studios featuring 75 artists in 2012. I continue to be active in the community, and support

fund-raising efforts at Art for AIDS, Lymelight Foundation, CASA, and at a variety of schools and local organizations.

Education

University of California Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art

San Francisco State University, Certificate of Completion, Multi-Media Studies

Representation

Simon Breitbard Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

The Studio Shop, Burlingame, CA

 

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