Resume

Education

1977–1979

University of Wisconsin, Madison: M.A., M.F.A.
Painting and Sculpture

1971–1976

University of Wisconsin, Madison: B.S. Honors
Painting and Printmaking, Minor concentration: Art History

Other Schools Attended:

Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA; Trenton State University, NJ; Tyler School of Art, PA; Lake Placid School of Art, NY; Princeton University, NJ; University of Maine, ME

Current Employment

Professor:

  • Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
  • Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA
  • Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
Personal Exhibitions

2015

A Fifteen-Year Survey, Paintings 2000-2014
Solo, Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA

2014

Local Color
Artistree Gallery, South Pomfret, Vermont

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Toward the Heart of the Matter: Abstracting From Nature
Descanso Gardens, LaCanada, CA

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Undercurrent, Cole Case and Joan Kahn
Two-person, Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA

2013

Faculty Exhibition
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

2012

New Work
Big Town Gallery, Rochester, VT

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Faculty Exhibition
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

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Faculty Exhibition
Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA

2011

One Wall
Holiday Show, Big Town Gallery, Rochester, VT

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Faculty Exhibition
Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA

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Faculty Exhibition
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

2010

Holiday Show
Big Town Gallery, Rochester, VT

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Faculty Exhibiton
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

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Transparencies
Solo, POST, Los Angeles, CA

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Woodie
The Attic, Los Angeles, CA

2009

Wood Show
Big Town Gallery, Rochester, VT

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Faculty Exhibition
Pasadena City College, CA

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4th of July, One Week Only
Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

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On the Down Low Exhibition
The Attic, Los Angeles, CA

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West Coast Painters
Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008

Faculty Exhibition
Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA

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Edges and Boundaries
Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

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iCandy
Current Abstraction in Southern California, Inaugural Exhibition Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress, CA

2007

Keeping It Straight, Right Angles and Hard Edges in Contemporary Southern California Art
Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

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Pillow Talk, Small Comforts in Hard Times
Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

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Works on Paper
The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA

2006

Faculty Exhibition
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

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Plasma CD, 2003,’04,’05,’06
Film Art LA, Los Angeles, CA

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Faculty Exhibition
Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA

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Group
Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA

2005

Faculty Exhibition
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

2004

Faculty Exhibition
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

2003

Painting Today
The Art Institute of California, Santa Ana, CA

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Measure
Solo, Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress, CA

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No Chaser; Straight Ahead Abstract Painting
POST, Los Angeles, CA

2002

Recent Paintings, Dawn Arrowsmith and Joan Kahn
Two-person, Acuna Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

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Kaleidoscope: Color Systems in Painting
Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA

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Digital Print Portfolio
Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

2001

Faculty Exhibition
Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA

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Hand Painted
Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

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Mixed Bag
Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA

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Inauguration of Architecture M
Long Beach, California, CA

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Rising Tide
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

2000

Ten Degrees of Abstraction
Biola University Gallery, La Mirada, CA

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Sextet, in the key of space
Burning Lotus Studios, Los Angeles, CA

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L.A. Abstraction
Santa Monica College Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

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The Part to the Whole
Laband Gallery, Loyola University, Los Angeles, CA

1999

Faculty Exhibition
Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA

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The Arroyo Arts Collective Tenth Anniversary Exhibition
Eagle Rock Community Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

1999

Good Paintings Make You Want to Paint
POST, Los Angeles, CA

1998

Joan Kahn and Linda Kallan: Paintings
Two-person, The Arroyo Arts Collective Sixth, Discovery Tour of Art and Architecture, Mt. Washington, CA

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Faculty Exhibition
Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA

1997

Shelter
The Brandeis-Bardin Institute, Brandeis, CA

1993

Faculty Exhibition
Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA

1988

Figure dallo Sfondo
Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara, Italy

1986

Joan Kahn and James Larsen
Two-person, St. Stephen's Chapel Gallery, Rome, Italy

1984

In-a-Sense: 27 New Jersey Artists, Winner First Cash Award
Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Paramus, NJ

1982

Set for Princeton Ballet Society
Solo, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

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Connections
Western Electric Gallery, Hopewell, NJ

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Pieced Work, New York Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art Art
26 Federal Plaza, NYC

1981

A Sculptural Environment
Solo, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI

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Wisconsin Union Invitational
Madison, WI

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The Outer from the Inner, A Sculptural Installation for Dancers and a Musician
Solo, Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

1980

A Sculpture Environment for Dancers, Funded by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board
Solo, Tenny Park, Madison, WI

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Earth, Air, Water and Fire: A Sculptural Environment
Solo, Southeastern Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

1979

Faculty Show
Southeastern Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

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Page Coleman and Joan Kahn
Two-person, Wisconsin Union, Madison, WI

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51st Annual Union Show
Memorial Union, Madison, WI

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National Small Painting Purchase Exhibition
Museum Gallery, Western Illinois U, Macomb, IL

1978

Painted Work
Solo, Center Gallery, Madison, WI

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National Invitational Exhibition
State University College, New Paltz, NY
Publications about Joan Kahn

2014

Undercurrent: Cole Case and Joan Kahn
David Pagel, Catalog Essay, Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA

2008

To Be Known: Joan Kahn, Paintings 2000-2008
Peter Frank, Catalog Essay, Los Angeles, CA

2002

Kaleidoscope: Color Systems in Painting
Max Presneill, Catalog Essay, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2000

Galleries: Pick of the Week
Peter Frank, LA Weekly, March 3–9

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Galleries: Pick of the Week
Peter Frank, LA Weekly, February 11-7

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The Part to the Whole
Chris Miles, Catalog Essay, Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

1997

Budget cuts etch out the Art Gallery
Ulysses Martinez and Daniel Torres, Pierce College Round-up, Woodland Hills, CA, October 1

1988

Figure dallo Sfondo 3
Catalog Essay, Dede Auregli and Cristina Marabini, Galleria Palazzo dei Diamanti, Commune di Ferrara, Italy, February 28–April 5

1984

Hands on approach livens Bergen exhibit
Eileen Watkins, The Star Ledger, Paramus, NJ, June 22

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In-A-Sense Catalog
Judith Harris, Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Paramus, NJ, June 5–Aug 5

1982

Where science connects with art
Ann Woolfolk, Town Topics, Princeton, NJ, April 21

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Views by Women Artists, Pieced Work
Sabra Moore and The New York Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art, Catalog Essay, New York City, NY

1981

North High Hosts Artist-in-Residence
Mary Eckardt, The Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, WI, March 18

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Paint, imagination turn scrap to art
Post-Crescent, New London, WI, October 22

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From a Storeroom to a Work of Art
Sherry Rindt, Press-Star, New London, WI

1979

A look at earth, air, water, and fire,
Carole Huber, The Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau, MO, December 31

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Joan Kahn brings her artistic skills to lab school
Bulletin-Journal, Cape Girardeau, MO, November 11

1978

Stark geometry, bold colors mix in Center Gallery exhibit
Joel Safranek, Press Connection, Madison, Wisconsin, November 17
Selected Collections

Shelley Sackett and Mark R. Nay, Pasadena, CA
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Mark Baratta, Pasadena, CA
Brian McPherson, Los Angeles, CA
Craig Deines, Pomona, CA
Gene Ogami, Claremont, CA
Kathryn L. Beranich and Stephanie Friedenreich, Los Angeles, CA
Carolie Parker, Altadena, CA
Sandy O’Rourke, Pasadena, CA
Mimi Sander, Boulder, CO
Noel Korten, Los Angeles, CA
Julie and Scott Ward, Pasadena, CA
Renee Dominique, Eagle Rock, CA
Walter Yoka, Los Angeles, CA
Andy Schwartz, Los Angeles, CA
Cherie Benner Davis, Los Angeles, CA
Alissa and Barry Duel, Long Beach, CA
Susan and Jim Crawford, San Marino, CA
Mary Blodgett and Carlton, Calvin, South Pasadena, CA
Toni McDonald Pang, Irvine, CA
Ruth Shor, Newport, RI
Larry Agran, Irvine, CA
Geoff Tuck and David Richards, Los Angeles, CA
John Marc Edwards, Los Angeles, CA
Libby Breen, Pasadena, CA
Julie McManus, Los Angeles, CA
Robert Darretta, Princeton, NJ
Nancy Manter, New York, NY
Patty Hansen, Rome, Italy
Carmen Rinaldi, Rome, Italy
Susan Yablon, Chicago, IL
Kyle Berney, Madison, WI
Kahn Family:
Hannah Kahn, Princeton, NJ
Martin Kahn, Princeton, NJ
Naomi Kahn, Malden, MA
Peter Kahn, Barnard, VT

Benefit Auctions

2015

Pasadena Unified School District Arts Fundraiser
Pasadena, CA

2014

Pasadena Art Alliance Biennial Auction
Pasadena Arts Alliance, California Club, Los Angeles, CA

2013

Annual Art Auction
Eagle Rock Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

2012

Annual Art Auction
Eagle Rock Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

2011

Annual Art Auction
Eagle Rock Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

2010

A Taste of Art
Benefit for The Foothills Wellness Community, Gale’s Restaurant, Pasadena, CA

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Annual Art Auction
Eagle Rock Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

2009

A Taste of Art
Benefit for Pasadena’s AIDS Service Center, Gale’s Restaurant, Pasadena, CA

2008

Annual Art Auction
Eagle Rock Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

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Art Auction
The HeArt Project, Los Angeles, CA

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Annual Art Auction
Eagle Rock Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

2007

A Taste of Art
benefit for Pasadena’s Aids Service Center,Gale's Restaurant, Pasadena, CA

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For Darfur Victims
Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA

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Annual Art Auction
Eagle Rock Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

2006

Art Auction Benefit
The HeArt Project, Los Angeles, CA

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Annual Art Auction
Eagle Rock Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

2005

For Hurricane Katrina Victims
LA Design Center, Los Angeles, CA

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Art Auction for The HeArt Project
Hotel Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA

2004

Annual Art Auction
Eagle Rock Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

2003

For Union Station Homeless Shelter
Haus, Pasadena, CA

2001

For Irvine Fine Arts Center
Irvine, CA

2000

Under $300 Benefit Show
Miller Durazo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

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Pasadena Art Alliance Biennial Auction
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

1998

$99 Show
POST, Los Angeles, CA

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$99 Show
Miller Durazo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1997

$99 Show
POST, Los Angeles, CA

1979

Channel 21 Telebid Invitational, 2nd Place Cash Award
Madison, WI