Margie Kuhn

Visual Art Department Alum
MFA, Painting, University of Kansas
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Margie Kuhn grew up in Kansas and attended Kansas University. She earned an undergraduate degree in scientific illustration and worked as a freelance scientific illustrator for a few years before she began teaching art at area art centers and museums. This experience inspired a return to school, where she earned a Masters of Art Museum Education and later a Masters of Fine Arts in painting. Kuhn taught at Baker University and at Washburn University and was the Education Coordinator at the Mulvane Art Museum in Topeka, Kansas before joining the University of Kansas Design Department in 2000.

Kuhn has exhibited her paintings, drawings, and installations across the country. She has been in group and solo exhibitions at the Kemper-Albrecht Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Mulvane Art Museum, Wichita Art Museum, Butler Institute of American Art, and the National Academy Galleries. Her work is in the museum collections of the Mulvane Art Museum, Springfield Art Museum, Dunnegan Gallery of Art and numerous private and corporate collections across the country and in Europe. Kuhn has given presentations on aesthetics, art criticism, and installation art to several universities, as well as the Kansas Art Education Association and the National Art Education Association. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas and shares a studio with her husband John Kuhn, a photo-realist painter, and their two very helpful Cornish Rex cats.

Selected Work

Deadly Sin 42: Franks with Forks

Deadly Sins 41: Tights on Plane

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