Ellen Kahn is a painter who lives and works in New York City. She makes painting on canvas and on paper that explore the confluence of the natural world and the manmade, chaos and order, gesture and structure, intellect and intuition.

Kahn’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Mexico. She is in both solo and group exhibitions and is in numerous public and private collections. Her most recent solo shows were at Graficas Contemporary Art in Nantucket, Massachusetts, 440 Gallery and Metaphor Contemporary Art in Brooklyn, NY. Some recent group exhibitions include: More Than Works, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY; 2x2 , Galeria Vertice of Guadalajara, Figure/Ground, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY curated by Carter Foster, curator of drawings at the Whitney Museum of American Art; Drawing on Building: A Perch Project for the Drawing Center, New York, NY; Four Painters, 55 Mercer Street Gallery, New York, NY; Marks, Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA; The Big Abstract Show, The Painting Center, New York, NY; Get Small, Julie Baker Fine Art, Nevada City, CA.

Kahn has had many notable residencies, including ones at the Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar Playa, Spain; Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY; Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. She received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA and her BFA from Tufts University in affiliation with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. She also has a M.Ed. from Temple University, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA.

In addition to painting, Kahn is a dedicated and gifted art educator and is studying to become a licensed psychotherapist. She has taught children and adults and currently teaches art and aesthetics with the prestigious Lincoln Center Institute in New York City. Previous teaching experience includes Lesley University, Cambridge, MA; 92nd Street Y Art Center, New York, NY; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA; and Abington Friends School, Jenkintown, PA.