Daniel Kohn

I believe that a painter exists on a trajectory between past and future and from this vantage he sees the world. The painter’s present is comprised of the act of painting—painting becomes not a reflection of thought, but thought itself.

Painting has always been a space for me to ask questions and conduct research. Since 2003 I have used my work to explore intersections between art and science. I have collaborated with scientists, artists, and theorists and have developed new artistic processes to understand, reflect, and respond to ecological realities, environmental catastrophe, and the warming of our planet.

For me aesthetics are tightly linked to cultural history, ecology, and processes of inquiry. Collaborations across disciplines have enabled me to create paintings that reflect a world in flux. I have come to view the process of image-making as something that must continually evolve. If I am open to experimentation and expanding what painting is, then I believe my work has the capacity to both reflect reality and offer new ways of looking.

Thank you for visiting. I hope you find the trip meaningful.

2016Looking South, Permanent Collection of the 911 Memorial and MuseumNew York, NYUSA
2013Instance of a DataSets, Broad InstituteCambridge, MAUSA
2011DataSets, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical CenterLebanon, NHUSA
2010DataSets, Broad InstituteCambridge, MAUSA
2009Sets and States, Cynthia Reeves GalleryNew York City, NYUSA
2009New Directions, 3 Column Gallery, HarvardCambridge, MAUSA
2007Presence and Memory, Spheris GalleryHanover NHUSA
2006Presence and Memory, Reeves ContemporaryNew York City, NYUSA
2005SKH GalleryGreat Barrington, MAUSA
2004Interior-Portraits, Spheris GalleryBellows Falls, VTUSA
2004Interior-Portraits, Reeves ContemporaryNew York City, NYUSA
2001Ute Stebich GalleryLenox, MAUSA
1999Cielo VivoChicago, ILUSA
1998Ute Stebich GalleryLenox, MAUSA
1998Montserrat College of Art GalleryBeverly, MAUSA
1997Garces-Velasquez GalleryBogotaColombia
1996“Portraits”, Folies d”EncreMontreuilFrance
1995Portraits et conversations, Horlieu – Partage et LisièreLyonFrance
1994Garces-Velasquez GalleryBogotaColombia
1993Church of Saint AndréMontreuilFrance
1993Espace ConfluenceParisFrance
1993Instants ChavirésMontreuilFrance
1992Tour de Purgnon, Mediathic GalleryDieFrance
1991Luc Queyrel GalleryParisFrance
2002Seen from above, a place for contemplation, Grand Central Station – A commission from Art for Transit/MTA to reflect on the events of September 2001New York City, NYUSA
2014Substrate of Nature, Reeves GalleryBrattleboro, VTUSA
2003Horizons, Reeves ContemporaryNew York City, NYUSA
1998 to 2001Paintings for the Wheatleigh HotelLenox, MAUSA
2000Etats des Lieux; Chapelle des PenitentsClermont l’HéraultFrance
2000World Trade Center Artists, Nabisco GalleryEast Hanover, NJUSA
1999Five French Artists, works on paper; French InstitutePragueCzech Republic
1996 to 1999Ute Stebich GalleryLenox, MAUSA.
1999World Views Open House & Retrospective Exhibition, World Trade CenterNew York City, NYUSA
1996Francoise Moulin GalleryLyonFrance
1995Luc Queyrel GalleryParisFrance
19957th International Portrait Biennial Exhibition (INTERBIFEP), Tuzla Portrait GalleryTuzlaBosnia Herzegovina
1995Par monts et Parcours…, International Art SymposiumMontreuilFrance
1993Garces-Velasquez GalleryBogotaColombia
1985 to 1993Annual “Portes ouvertes” of Ateliers sur Cour & Annual “Portes ouvertes” organized by the city of Montreuil and the department of Seine St. DenisMontreuilFrance
1992Garces-Velasquez GalleryBogotaColombia
1992“Visite d”ateliers”, Museum of Bistrita and Gallery of the Artists UnionBucharestRomania
1992En attendant le soleil, Maison du CanadaParisFrance
1991Robert Desnos GalleryMontreuilFrance
2016Partners Network – Commissioned by Partners Healthcare for their administrative headquartersSommerville, MAUSA
2013Instance of a Dataset – Commisioned by the Broad Institute for its headquarters at 7 Cambridge CenterCambridge, MAUSA
2011Dataset and 9 SubSets – Commisioned by Duke Energy for its headquartersCharlotte, NCUSA
2003Looking South – Commisioned by FTCI for its headquarters at 600 5th AvenueNew York City, NYUSA
200028 foot vertical piece and suspended room for exhibit at the Chapelle des DominicainClermont l’HéraultFrance
1993 to 19941% Artistique, Jules Ferry kindergarten – Sculpture and painting project commissioned by the city of Montreuil (with A. Yamou)MontreuilFrance
1993Altarpiece for the Church of Saint PierreMontreuilFrance
1992Collaborative series of works made for a circular chapel in Die. Tour de Purgnon, Mediathic GalleryDieFrance
2018Ocean Memory Art Project – Workshop 2 – as Co-OrganizerWoods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionUSA
2018Deep Sea Memory Workshop – Workshop 2 – as Co-OrganizerDjerassi Resident Artist ProgramUSA
20172017 NAKFI Conference – Beyond Boundaries: 15 Years of Exploring Intersections in Science, Engineering and MedicineIrvine, CAUSA
2017Ocean Memory Art Project – Workshop 1 – as Co-OrganizerWoods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionUSA
2017Deep Sea Memory Workshop – Workshop 1 – as Co-OrganizerFriday Harbor Labs, WAUSA
20162016 NAKFI Conference – Discovering the Deep Blue Sea: Research, Innovation, Social EngagementIrvine, CAUSA
2011International Conference on Complex Systems – ICCS 2011Boston, MAUSA