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Biography

Born in 1964 in Ahmedabad, India to French and American parents, Daniel Kohn was raised in France. When he moved from Paris to New York in 1996, he was working on a series of interiors of a house in the center of France (called Changy), which sought to document the relation between art and the places of its making. Following his 1998 participation in World Views, a residency in the World Trade Center, Kohn's focus shifted to abstracted landscapes that seek to explore the viewer's sense of pace. He has participated in numerous personal and collective exhibitions in the United States, Europe and Latin America. Additionally, he has an extensive list of site-specific works, including public and private commissions and partnerships with dance, music and theater organizations. Notable among these installations are Seen From Above, Commissioned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York City and installed in Grand Central Terminal in September 2002, and the private commission, Looking South, for Fiduciary Trust Company International, a 4 story painting of the view looking south from the World Trade Center.

From 2003 to 2013 he was involved with the Broad Institute for Genomic Research, where he investigated the crossovers between art and science. He is their Founding Artist in Residence and founder of the Viz Group. Kohn recently completed Instance of a Dataset, a 7 floor commission for the Broad headquarters.

In 2013 and 2014 Kohn was Artist in Residence at the Center for Epigenomics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. He is now Art/Science Research Director at Ligo Project, a new organization dedicated to enabling research across Art and Science, and pursues his artistic research in Brooklyn where he has his studio.

His latest large scale commission, Network NE, for Partners Healthcare in Boston, MA.
was installed in July 2016.
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Personal exhibitions

2015
  • "Networks, Maps and Territories"; CYNTHIA-REEVES, North Adams, MA.
  • Painted Place; CYNTHIA-REEVE, Walpole, NH.
2014
  • "Substrate of Nature; CYNTHIA-REEVE, Brattleboro, VT.
2013
  • "Instance of a DataSets", Broad Institute, Cambridge, Mass.
2011
  • "DataSets", Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH.
2010
  • "DataSets", Broad Institute, Cambridge, Mass.
2009
  • "Sets and States", Cynthia Reeves Gallery, New York NY.
  • "New Directions", 3 Column Gallery, Harvard, Cambridge, Mass..
2007
  • "Presence and Memory", Spheris Gallery, Hanover N.H.
2006
  • "Presence and Memory", Reeves Contemporary, New York.
2005
  • SKH Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA.
2004
  • "Interior-Portraits", Reeves Contemporary, New York City, USA, and Spheris Gallery, Bellows Falls, Vermont, USA.
2002
  • "Seen from above, a place for contemplation", Grand Central Station, New York City, USA.
2001
  • Ute Stebich Gallery, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA.
1999
  • Cielo Vivo; Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1998
  • Ute Stebich Gallery; Lenox, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Montserrat College of Art Gallery; Beverly, Massachusetts, USA.
1997
  • Garces-Velasquez Gallery; Bogota, Colombia.
1996
  • "Portraits", Folies d'Encre; Montreuil, France.
1995
  • "Portraits et conversations", Horlieu - Partage et Lisiere; Lyon, France.
1994
  • Garces-Ve´asquez Gallery; Bogota, Colombia.
1993
  • Espace Confluence; Paris, France.
  • Instants Chavir´┐Żs; Montreuil, France.
  • Church of Saint Andre; Montreuil, France.
    (*see Site Specific section)
1992
  • Tour de Purgnon, Mediathic Gallery; Die, France.(*)
1991
  • Luc Queyrel Gallery; Paris, France.
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Group exhibitions

2014
  • "Substrate of Nature", Reeves Gallery, Brattleboro, VT.
2003
  • "Horizons", Reeves Contemporary, New York City, USA.
2000
  • World Trade Center Artists, Nabisco Gallery, East Hanover, New Jersey USA.
  • "Etats des Lieux"; Chapelle des Penitents, Clermont l'H´┐Żrault, France.
1999
  • "Five French Artists, works on paper"; French Institute, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • World Views Open House & Retrospective Exhibition, World Trade Center, New York City, USA.
1996 to 1999
  • Ute Stebich Gallery; Lenox, Massachusetts, USA.
1996
  • Fran´┐Żoise Moulin Gallery; Lyon, France.
1995
  • Luc Queyrel Gallery; Paris, France.
  • Garces-Velasquez Gallery; Bogota, Colombia.
  • 7th International Portrait Bienial Exhibition (INTERBIFEP),
    Tuzla Portrait Gallery; Tuzla, Bosnia Herzegovina.
  • "Par monts et Parcours...", International Art Symposium; Montreuil, France.
1994
  • Garces-Velasquez Gallery; Bogota, Colombia.
1993
  • Garces-Velasquez Gallery; Bogota, Colombia.
1992
  • Garces-Velasquez Gallery; Bogota, Colombia.
  • "Visite d'ateliers", Museum of Bistrita and Gallery of the Artists Union; Bucharest, Romania.
  • "En attendant le soleil", Maison du Canada; Paris, France.
1991
  • Robert Desnos Gallery; Montreuil, France.
1985 to 1993
  • Annual "Portes ouvertes" of Ateliers sur Cour & Annual "Portes ouvertes" organized by the city of Montreuil and the department of Seine St. Denis, France.
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Site Specific Projects and Commissions

2016
  • "Network NE"; Commission for Partner Healthcare, Somerville, MA.
2013
  • "Instance of a Dataset". Commisioned by the Broad Institute for its headquarters at 7 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA.
2011
2003
  • "Looking South". Commisioned by FTCI for its headquarters at 600 5th Avenue, NY, NY.
2002
  • "Seen from Above: a place for contemplation," Grand Central Station, New York City, USA. A commission from Art for Transit/MTA to reflect on the events of September 2001.
2000
  • 28 foot vertical piece and suspended room for exhibit at the Chapelle des Dominicain, Clermont l'Herault, France.
1998 to 2001
1993
  • Altarpiece for the Church of Saint Pierre/Saint Paul, Montreuil, France.
1993 to 1994
  • "1% Artistique," Jules Ferry kindergarten, Montreuil. (*)
    Sculpture and painting project commissioned by the city of Montreuil.
    Realized in 1993-1994 (with A. Yamou).
1992
  • Collaborative series of works made for a circular chapel in Die.
    Tour de Purgnon, Mediathic Gallery; Die, France.
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Collaborations with Dance and Theatre

2001
  • Painting for "Pieta", new production by French Choreographer Christine Bastin.
2000
  • Set Design, Paintings and Lighting design for "Pigeon Vole"
    Compagnie Christine Bastin; Theatre de Choisy le Roi, France.
  • A text by Blaise Cendrars, Directed by Jena-Louis Estani and produced by the Theatre of Clermont l'Herault, France.
1995
  • Sculpture for "Pas de Porte", a collaborative theatre installation project with the Compagnie L'Energumene and poet Lucy McNair.
1994
  • Sculpture for "La Petite Sirene, Compagnie l'Energumene, Theatre des Malassis, Bagnolet France.
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Grants & Residencies

2007 to 2009
1999
1998
1997
  • City of Montreuil Grant.
1988
1987
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