B. 1959 in New York City



1981        B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

1980-81    International School of Graphics, Venice, Italy

1980-81    Calcografia Nazionale, Rome, Italy


Solo Exhibitions:

2014        " Action & Accident: Paintings by Cecily Kahn." Kent State University, OH. 

2010         “Call and Response” Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT

2006         “Cecily Kahn Recent Work” Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY

2006         “Cecily Kahn Recent Work” Thomas Dean Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2005         “Cecily Kahn Recent Work” Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY

1998           Solo Exhibition at The Painting Center, New York, NY


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2014         American Abstract Artists, Morgan Stanley, Purchase, NY

2013         American Abstract Artists, Kent State University Art Gallery, Ohio

2012 American Abstract Artists International: 75th Anniversary - 

ParisCONCRET, Paris, France

2012        “Papperazzi” Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012 "Mic:Check (occupy)" Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2011        “Abstraction” The Icebox and Grey Area Gallery at Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2011        “Beyond Measure” C2 fine Art, St Petersburg, FL

2011        “Maine as Muse” Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY

2011        “American Abstract Artists 75th Anniversary” O.K. Harris Gallery, New York, NY

2011        “Splendor of Dynamic Structure: Celebrating 75 years of the American

                 Abstract Artists” Johnson Museum, Cornell University

2011        “Paper 2011” Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2010        “Apocalypse Now; Its All Good” Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2009        “Artists Choice” Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY

2008        “Drawing Atlas” Lohin Geduld Gallery, NYC, NY

2008        “Secret Spaces” Jonathan Frost Gallery, Rockland,  Maine

2006        “181st Invitational” The National Academy Museum & School of Fine Art” NYC

2006        “War is Over”  Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2006        “Little Women” curated by James Kalm,  Dam Stultrager Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2005        “Three Generations of Abstraction”  The Leubsdorf Art Gallery at

                 Hunter College, NYC

2005         “Optical Simulations”  Yellow Bird Gallery, Newburgh, NY

2005         “Works on Paper”  Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2005         “Ideal; Selections from the American Abstract Artists”

                  Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

2005         “Engaging the Structural” Broadway Gallery, New York, NY

2004         “Couples” Maine Center for Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine

2004         “Inaugural Show” Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY

2003         “Variations: Abstraction  X  4”  Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, NY

2003         “Paintings, Drawings and Works in Progress” The Painting Center, New York, NY

2002         “Abstract Dilemmas” Martin Art Gallery 2400 Chew Street Allentown, PA

2002         “Inspired By The Land” Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA

2002         “Rhythmic Renderings” Elsa Mott Eves Gallery, New York, NY

2001         “Ying Li and Cecily Kahn” The Painting Center, New York, NY

2001         “The Art Showcase 16" The Permanent Collection at The Bond Market

                  Association, New York City

2001         “Dialogue and Discourse” Dolan Center Gallery, Long Island, NY

2000         “American Abstract Artists 1930-2000” Hillwood Art Museum,

                  Long Island University

2000         “Integrations” A.I.R. Gallery,  Gallery II,  New York, NY

1999         “The Arts of Friendship” Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, Maine

1999         “A Welcome Exchange”  Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

1998         “Abstraction from the Painting Center New York City”

                 Art Actual Aula de Lletres, Barcelona, Spain

1997         “Small Works”, Kendall Art and Design, Hudson, NY

1997         “Generations: 25th Anniversary of A.I.R. Gallery” A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

1997         “The Juried Show; Maine Debuts Since 1979” Maine Coast Artists,

                  Rockport, Maine           

1997         “Recent Works by Cecily Kahn & Jackie Battenfield at The Painting Center”

                 New York, NY

1997         “All In A Family,” The New Britain Museum of American Art” New Britain, CT

1997         “P.S.A. Showcase VIII”, 40 Broad Street, New York City                                    

1995         “Emerging Artists ‘95", The Painting Center, 52 Greene Street, New York City

1994-97    "Relatively Speaking: Mothers and Daughters in Art", New House Center for

                 Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY

1994         "Maine Coast Artists", Annual Juried Show, Rockport, Maine

1994         "Painters Painting II", The Painting Center, 52 Greene Street, New York City

1994         "Selections from the Scott Memorial Study Collection", Bryn Mawr College, PA

1993         "Signs of Life", in the Police Building, New York City

1992         "Beneath the Surface", Tribecca 148 Gallery, New York City

1992         "Among Family" Associated American Artists, 20 W. 57 St., New York City       

1991         "OIA Salon '91" 148 Duane Street, New York City

1991         "Group Show" Blondies Contemporary Art, New York City

1991         "Arts at Friends" Bitter-Larkin Gallery, New York City

1990         "Family Lines" Gallery North, Setauket, NY

1988         "New York City Works by 21 Artists" 1 Penn Plaza, New York City

1987         "Group Show" Cone Editions, New York City                             

1987         "Prints from the Workshop of Cone Editions" Gallery North, Setauket, NY

1983         "Brooklyn in Profile"  Pan Arts Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1981         "Eighteen Graphic Artists in Venice" Segno Grafica Gallery, Venice, Italy           

1981         "Grafica Oasi" Reggio Calabria, Italy

1981         "Group of Ten" Forma Studio Gallery, Rome, Italy                    

1981         "Group Exhibition" Parametro Gallery, Rome, Italy


Sweet Briar Museum , Sweet Briar College, Pennsylvania

Scott Memorial Study Collection, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania

The Permanent Collection at the Bond Market Association

Lizabeth & Frank Newman Collection



Fine Arts World Academy Award in Painting, given by Gerald Jackson, NYC    2003



Saint Mary's College 2010

Vermont Studio Center 2008



Selected Bibliography:


Lilly Wei               “Geometry Reloaded” NY Arts,  July 2005


James Kalm           “Works on Paper” Sideshow Gallery the Brooklyn Rail, August 2005


Pardee, Hearne     “Cecily Kahn at Lohin Geduld” Art in America, February 2005


Karabenick, Julie    “Looking Forward and Looking Back: The Art of Cecily Kahn”

                            NY Arts,  December 13th 2004


Longhi, Tomasso    “Cecily Kahn” The Brooklyn Rail,  November 2004


Harrison, Helen     “Dialogue and Discourse” The New York Times, (Long Island Section)

                              January 20, 2001


Walentini, Joseph   “Cecily Kahn” Abstract Art Online, Soho Views, January 2000


Wilkinson, Jeanne C.  “Cecily Kahn at the Painting Center” d’Art International,

                                 Winter Edition 1999


Johnson, Ken         “Cecily Kahn and Laurie Fader at The Painting Center”

                            The New York Times, May 7th 1999


Wilkinson, Jeanne C.   “New Work By Cecily Kahn” REVIEW magazine, May 1, 1999



Harrison, Helen A.      "The Legacy of an Artistic Heritage."

                                The New York Times (Long Island Section), Sept. 16, 1990. Pg. 20.


Lipson, Karin.        "Nine Painters Try Their Hands at Prints."

                           Newsday, March 6, 1987.


Bridson, Susan.      "Print Techniques Strong on Finesse at Gallery."

                           The Village Timer, March 6, 1987.


McNally, Owen     “Family Portraits.” Hartford Courant, Sec. G. P.1, March 4, 1997.


Rosoff, Patricia      “A Family Affair.” Hartford Advocate, March 6, 1997, cover story, P. 14


Zimmer, William   “A Family Assembled in all its Complex Linkages and Contrasts.”

                                 The New York Times, Connecticut Section, March 21, 1997.



Represented by: Lohin Geduld Gallery, NYC,

                        C2 Fine Art, St Petersburg, FL

                        Thomas Dean Gallery, Atlanta, GA

The American Abstract Artists as of 1997

Chair of the Board of Advisors, The Painting Center, NY