LA-based artist Mona Kuhn is acclaimed for her intimate,
contemporary depictions of the nude. Through intimacy with her
subjects, knowledge of traditional iconography, and technical
mastery, Kuhn portrays the complexities of human nature, both
tempting and provoking the viewer's imagination.
Kuhn's playful combination of a number of visual strategies,
such as patterning, translucency and reflectivity explores our
connectedness with the environment. Her body of work includes
images from the American desert, a French naturist colony and
her birthplace of Brazil where she returned after a 20 year absence.
Born in Brazil in 1969, the first child of German parents, Mona
Kuhn currently resides in Los Angeles. She has exhibited
extensively in the United States, Europe, and South America
inlcuding Louvre Museum, Paris, Museum of Photographic Arts,
San Diego, California, Mus̩e de l'Elys̩e, Lausanne,
Switzerland and Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii.
Her work is held in collections such as the Griffin Museum,
Massachusetts; the Miami Art Museum, Florida; the Museum of Fine
Arts, Houston; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of
Photographic Arts, San Diego; the Sir Elton John Collection,
England; and the Buhl Foundation, New York.
Steidl published her four monographs Evidence (2007), Native
(2009), Bordeaux Series (2011) and her most recent publication