Scott Kahn

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    Scott Kahn in his Brooklyn studio, June 2021
    Photo Tom Powell Imaging
  • , The Blue Door, 2000
    Oil on linen
    61 x 71.1 x 3.8 cm
    24 x 28 x 1 1/2 in

Scott Kahn (born 1946 in Springfield, Massachusetts) is an American painter and draughtsman.  

Kahn’s studio is located in Brooklyn, but his artistic fancy surfaces from a larger subjective and geographical space, one that transcends the material and the immaterial. Kahn pinpoints dream-like testimonies, found in his daytime and nighttime reveries.

Kahn received his BFA from the University of Pennsylvania and his MFA from the Rutgers University. He studied at the Art Students League under Theodoros Stamos and met many of the first generation Abstract Expressionist artists including Mark Rothko.  

Kahn has been the recipient of awards from significant organizations including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in New York City and the Edward Albee Foundation in Montauk, New York. His work is owned by major public collections including the University of Pennsylvania.


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  • One by One: Scott Kahn


    June 25 - July 11, 2021


    EXPLORE ONLINE! 

    Almine Rech is pleased to present One by One: Scott Kahn, featuring the painting House in Chester from 1990, marking his first collaboration since he joined the gallery.

    One by One is a series of exclusive online viewing rooms dedicated to extraordinary individual artworks. Established to further refine the experience of online exhibitions, One by One features works by artists from the gallery's program on a regular basis.

    Massachusetts-born Scott Kahn’s studio is located in Brooklyn, but his artistic fancy surfaces from a larger subjective and geographical space, one that transcends the material and the immaterial. Kahn pinpoints dream-like testimonies, found in his daytime and nighttime reveries.

    The ecosystems Kahn makes visible in his works recall traces of Upstate New York and New England pastoralism, astutely represented and reflecting the time he spends between New York and Connecticut. In House in Chester (2021), benevolent, lush grass and adjacent foliage is rich and inviting, while temperamental skies advise caution, warning its witnesses to take cover in the perspectivally central Connecticut home, in its unostentatious but welcoming presence. Tenderly rendered by Kahn, the home's slender columns are reminiscent of Greek Revival architecture in New England, inviting the viewer into a meditative space that is characterized by warmth and safety, with ample space for contemplation.

    - Kristen Cochrane, writer and researcher.

    For inquiries, please contact: inquiries@alminerech.com