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The eternal life of naturism and an interview with photographer Mona Kuhn.
About Mona Kuhn

MONA KUHN
1969 born in Brazil, German descent, lives in Los Angeles

EDUCATION
1993 The Ohio State University, BA, Ohio
1996-1997 San Francisco Art Institute, California
1998-Pres. The J. Paul Getty Research Institute, Independent Scholar

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 Bordeaux Series, Galerie Particuliere, Paris, France
2012 Native, Galeria Pilar Serra, Madrid, Spain
2012 Bordeaux Series, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta
2012 Bordeaux, Flowers Gallery, New York, New York
2012 Native, Brancolini Grimaldi, Florence, Italy
2011 Bordeaux, Flowers Gallery, London, England
2010 Native, Flowers Gallery, London, England
2010 Native, Flowers Gallery, New York, New York
2009 Native, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2009 Native, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia
2008 Evidence, Jarach Gallery, Venice, Italy
2007 Evidence, Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, California
2007 Evidence, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
2007 Mona Kuhn, Estiarte Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2007 Evidence, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia
2007 Less Than Innocent, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2005 Mona Kuhn – Recent Color Work, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
2005 Mona Kuhn-Close, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia
2005 Unbounded Youth, Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2004 Mona Kuhn-Color, Camerawork, Berlin, Germany
2004 New Work, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2004 Corporeal Space, Galerie F5.6, Munique, Germany
2004 Mona Kuhn - Color Photographs, Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, California
2004 Still Memory, PhotoEye Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2004 Body Language, Camerawork AG, Hamburg, Germany
2003 Somata, Schumann Galerie, Munique, Germany
2002 Mona Kuhn-recent work, Momus Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2001 Mona Kuhn-recent work, Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, California
2001 Bare, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, New York
2001 Mona Kuhn, Bassetti Fine Art Photo Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
2000 Bei Nahe, Bodo Niemann Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2000 Mona Kuhn, G.Gibson Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1999 Mona Kuhn-recent work, Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, California
1998 Mona Kuhn Nus, Elkis Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil
1997 Mona Kuhn, Tappert Galerie, Berlin, Germany

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 Staking Claim, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego
2013 Under My Skin: Contemporary Nudes, Flowers Gallery, New York
2013 The Salt in My Skin: Mona Kuhn and Esther Teichmann, Flowers Gallery, London
2013 Mona Kuhn and Carla van de Puttelaar, Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam
2013 Spring Photography Selection, Flowers Gallery, London
2012 Nudes, Flowers Gallery, New York
2011 Magie des Objekts, Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria
2011 Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition, London, England
2011 Traummänner, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
2011 100 Portraits, Australian Center for Photography, Sydney
2010 State of Mind, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California
2009 On the way to Robert Frank, Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
2009 Au Feminin, Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, France
2009 Anonymity, Sol Mednick Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2008 Modern Photographs, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
2008 People and Places, Southwest Center for Contemporary Art, North Carolina
2007 Featured Works of Contemporary Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina
2007 The Machine, the Body and the City, Miami Museum of Art, FloridaMONA KUHN 2
2006 The Body Familiar, Current Perspectives of the Nude, Griffin Museum, Boston, Massachusetts
2005 Portrait & Figure Study in Contemporary Photography, Westport Arts Center, Connecticut
2005 Face Cachée, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris, France
2005 The Children’s Hour, Museum of New Art, Michigan
2004 Il nudo nell’arte, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
2003 Traditions on Figure, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2002 March Group Exhibition, G.Gibson Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2002 Collective, Vickie Bassetti Fine Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
2001 Love and Trust, Momus Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2001 Best of 2001 curated by Jack Spencer, Cumberland Gallery, Tennessee
2001 PhotoMetro, SFAC Gallery, San Francisco, California
2000 German Artists, Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, California
2000 Among Us, Paba Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
2000 Collective, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2000 The Body in Art, Francoise Gallery, Maryland, Virginia
2000 Nudes from Past to Present, Etherton Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
2000 Love, Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, California
1999 Collective Figurative Artists, Mauritz Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
1999 Female Figures, WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1998 Bare Skin, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
1998 Minimal Skin, Museum of Arts Downtown, Los Angeles, California
1998 Collective Figurative, Museum Of Arts Downtown Los Angeles, California
1997 Contemporary Women Photographers, Scott Nichols Gallery, SF, California
1997 Brazilian Contemporary Art, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, California

COLLECTIONS
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Griffin Museum, Winchester, Massachusetts
George Eastman House Museum, Rochester
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
Musée de la Photographie de Charleroi, Belgium
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Japan
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California
Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation, New York
di Rosa Foundation, San Francisco, California
Buhl Foundation, New York, New York
Sir Elton John Collection, United Kindom
Paul Allen Collection, Seattle, Washington
Allen Thomas Jr. Collection, North Carolina
Schwarz Contemporary Art Collection, Berlin, Germany
Nicolaus von Oesterreich Collection, Frankfurt, Germany

PUBLICATIONS
Traummänner, Exhibition Catalog. Text by Nadine Barth, Dumont Press, Germany, 2011
Images d'une Collection, Musée de la Photographie a Chaleroi, Text by Xavier Canonne, Die Keure, 2011
Mona Kuhn Bordeaux. Steidl, Göttingen, 2011. 102pp., 74 plates
Mona Kuhn Native, Steidl, Göttingen, 2009. 88 pp., 65 color plates
Mona Kuhn Evidence. Steidl, Göttingen, 2007. 96 pp., 54 color plates
Mona Kuhn Photographs. Steidl, Göttingen, 2004. 108 pp., 33 tritones and 20 color plates.
Mona Kuhn artist catalog. Text by Heather Snider. Watermark Press, San Francisco, 2002
Oceans. Edited by Sue Hostetler. Text by Robert Redford, Vicki Goldberg, and Jean-M. Rizzoli, New York, 2003.MONA KUHN 3

GUEST SPEAKER
2013 Society for Photographic Educators, Chicago
2013 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
2011 Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, California
2010 Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California
2007 North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina
2007 International Center of Photography, New York
2007 Cincinnati Museum of Art, Ohio
2007 W PS-1, radio interview with Jill Spalding
2007 PhotoLA, Los Angeles, California
2006 Silver Conference, Los Angeles, California
2005 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
2005 Santa Fe Center for Photography, Los Angeles
2005 PhotoLA, Los Angeles, California
2004 University of Georgia, SPE Conference, Georgia
2004 Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2004 FotoForum, SFMOMA, San Francisco, California
2004 Camerawork AG, Hamburg, Germany
2002 Academy of Art, San Francisco, California
2001 Berlin Freies Sender,TV/radio interview, Berlin, Germany
2001 AT&T cable channel, TV interview, San Francisco, California
2000 De Young Museum, San Francisco, California
2000 Pasadena Art Center, Los Angeles, California
1999 Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California
1999 Bay TV, interview, San Francisco, California

ARTICLES & REVIEWS (details upon request)
2013 Art in America. “AIPAD Photography Show: Top Ten.” Zwick, Tracy. April, 2013.
2013 W Magazine. “Best of AIPAD.” Consiglio, Ashley. April, 2013.
2013 (Un)Clothed. “Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado.” Glasgow, Hamida. April, 2013.
2013 Art Center Pasadena. “Mona Kuhn Highlights of Photographic Education.”Sukop, Sylvia. March, 2013.
2013 The Opera. “Behind the Scenes with Mona Kuhn.” Straub, Matthias. January, 2013.
2013 The Art Street Journal. “Mona Kuhn: The Human in Us.” Carmichael, Elisa. January, 2013.
2013 Ceci N’est Pas. Art Between France and Los Angeles. “Serie Bordeaux.” Barbier, Adeleide, January, 2013.
2012 Art Croissance. “Le Nu Comme Essence Naturelle.” Christova, Aglika. October, 2012.
2012 Art Croissance. “Peinture et Photographie.” October, 2012.
2012 Pariscope.“Mona Kuhn Bordeaux.” Grenie, Alexander. July, 2012.
2012 Responses. “Mona Kuhn. Ce Que Nous Sommes.” Bolle, Julien. June, 2012.
2012 The Good Life. “Le Nu – Mona Kuhn.” Zikos, Mikael. June, 2012.
2012 La Lettre de la Photographie. “Le Bordeaux de Mona Kuhn.” Perrine, Bernard. June, 2012.
2012 ArtNews. “Double Exposure.” Landi, Ann. May, 2012.
2012 ArtRelish. “Mona Kuhn, William Christenberry at Jackson Fine Art.” April, 2012.
2012 Photographie. “Back in Bordeaux”. Noll, Ute. April, 2012.
2012 Art + Design. “The 25 Photographers You Should Know.” March, 2012.
2012 ArtNet Magazine. “The New York List.” Nathan, Emily. March, 2012.
2012 NY Art Beat. “Mona Kuhn Bordeaux Series.” March, 2012.
2012 Elle Culture, “Mona Kuhn’s Bordeaux Series Opens Tomorrow.” Laneri, Raquel. February, 2012.
2012 Un-Titled Magazine. “Mona Kuhn.” Golonka, Dennis. February, 2012.
2012 Cameraman Japan. “Overseas: Mona Kuhn.” Konagai, Yuuko. February, 2012.
2012 The Photobook.“Mona Kuhn. Bordeaux Series.” January, 2012.
2011 The Cut – New York Magazine.“Interview with Mona Kuhn.” Lim, James. November, 2011.
2011 La Lettre de la Photographie.“Mona Kuhn talks to Elizabeth Avedon.” Avedon, Elizabeth. November, 2011.
2011 Angeleno Magazine.“Nude Awakening.” Lai, Jennifer. November, 2011.
2011 PhotoAsia. “Bordeaux Intimistic.” Arai, Akuko. November, 2011.
2011 Vogue Italia. “Bottega Veneta and Mona Kuhn.” Casadei, Marta. November, 2011.
2011 Artlyst London. “Around the London Galleries.” Carey-Kent, Paul. October, 2011.
2011 Artista. “Naked or Nude, the Simplicity of Mona Kuhn.” Nelkin, Chloe. October, 2011.
2011 WWD. “Bottega Veneta's Dreamy Cruise Campaign.” Martens, Cynthia. October, 2011.
2011 Leopold Museum. “Magie Des Objekt.” October, 2011.
2011 NBC. “Beauty Culture.” Annenberg Foundation. October, 2011.
2011 The Guardian. “On Photography.” O’Hagan, Sean. October, 2011.
2004 Eyemazing. “Mona Kuhn.” Snider, Heather. Winter, 2004.
2003 Pozytyw. “Mona Kuhn Presentation.” Kopalak, Eliza. November, 2003.
2003 Photovision. “Understanding of Beauty.” October, 2003.
2003 Monaco Fashion and Style Magazine. August, 2003.
2003 Freeye Magazine. “Munique Review.” Summer, 2003.
2003 Forum Magazine. “Mona Kuhn. “ Gunnarsson, Soren. April, 2003.
2002 Die Welt, Kultur Feuilleton. April, 2002.
2001 Zyzzyva. “Stop That Girl.” Junker, Howard. Winter, 2001.
2001 Gambit New Orleans Newspaper. “The Look and the Gaze.” Bookhardt, Eric. December, 2001.
2001 The Times Picayune. “Photos are More Than Just Naked Abstraction.” MacCash, Doug. November, 2001.
2001 Neue Presse. “Erst Mal Richtig Kennenlernen.” Stodick, Gerd. October, 2001.
2001 French PHOTO Magazine. “Sensualite’ Vaporeuse: Les Photos de Mona Kuhn.” September, 2001.
2001 Die WELT. “Gescheiterter American Dream.” N.I.C. July, 2001.
2001 The SF Chronicle. “Taking the Naughty Out of Nudity.” Knight, Heather. April, 2001.
2000 Photovision Magazine. “Mona Kuhn Porfolio.” Anchnell, Steve. December, 2000.
2000 Black + White Mag. “Mona Kuhn.” Massengill, Reed. April, 2000.
1998 Zyzzyva. “The Lineaments.” Junker, Howard. October, 1998.

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