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Humboldt County, California, United States
Donna Kuhn is a poet, author, dancer, visual and video artist.

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Donna Kuhn is a multi-media artist working in visual and video art, dance, poetry and sound.

She has exhibited her fine art and crafts at The 2017 Paris Outsider Art Show, Terminal Circus World Wide, Art With A Heart Gallery, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Arts, Wilder Nightingale Gallery, Taos Digital Art Show, Taos Art in Town Hall Exhibit, Sustaining Culture, Moxie, Imagine if, The Question Mark Gallery, Mudra Gallery, The Santa Cruz Art League, The Mountain Arts Center, First and Second Annual Santa Cruz Digital Arts Festival, Indies Art Cafe,The Mill Gallery, Santa Cruz Mask Festival, Walnut Avenue Women's Center, Crafters by the Sea and the Santa Cruz Office of County Education.

Born in New York in 1959, she currently lives in Humboldt County, CA. She has studied art at The University of Maryland, Sonoma State University, Santa Rosa Junior College and Cabrillo College is a past member of The Santa Cruz Art League, The Northern California Association of Art Therapists and The International Expressive Therapy Institute. In addition, she has an adult education credential and has taught art to seniors in nursing homes and retirement centers. She received an award for outstanding work for a graphic medium by a regional women's journal, Women's Voices.

Her visual art includes drawing, painting, mask making, doll making, wearable art, jewelry, collage, monoprinting and altered books. In addition, her art has been published widely in print and online literary and art magazines:

unlikely stories, exquisite corpse, ten thousand monkeys, from east to west:bicoastal verse, the bohemian poet, beautifully thin oneonta moon, wheelhouse magazine, houston literary review, zygote in my coffee, art is moving, chapultepec press, moria, poems for all, the gates of paradise, nyc/big city lit, omega point gallery, on barcelona, artnois magazine, poetsartists magazine, kdoutsider art, outside of seattle, women's voices, porter gulch review, uncooked culture, saatchi online, net-art.org, empty mirror books, outside in, pharand art, high lonesome gallery, human opposite world league, logolalis, all of the sins, vitriniart, art amsterdam, judith scott tumbler, pharand art, , porter gulch review, gif festival (l.a. and vancouver), big bridge, mipo, otoliths, degu.  She has illustrated covers for a few of her own and other's poetry books.

Visual Poetry:

generator press, juxta, xstream, word for word, spidertangle anthology, eratio, harvard's infinity show, logolalia, this is visual poetry chapbook, 2011, big bridge, word for word, otoliths, the new post-literate.

She is represented by High Lonesome Gallery in Texas.


American artist Kuhn delivers riveting portraits imbued with a radicalized vulnerability, at times violent strokes and colours, contrasted with a soft, soulful gaze." Louise Pharand, Toronto

"We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Donna Kuhn. Her paintings, collages, altered books and jewelry are really great. They combine the obsessiveness of an outsider with the composition and palette of a trained artist. Very art brut." Parker Lanier, High Lonesome Gallery, Texas


Donna's experimental videos have been shown at  Max 10 (CA), Circus Terminal Worldwide Tour, Amsterdam Outsider Gallery, Imperfect Gallery, The Electronic Village Gallery (London), Tether (London), Open Video Conference, (New York), Cinema Feministe Program at Cinema Zavod Udarnik, Maribor, Slovenia, ISEA (Germany) K├╝nstlerhaus k/haus Kino, Vienna, Austria, Vox Feminae 4, Zagreb, Croatia  The Coexist Galleries (London) Idea 13, The Disposable Film Festival (San Francisco) , The New York Independent Film and Video Festival, The Santa Cruz Digital Arts Festival, The Mountain Arts Center (Santa Cruz), The 418 Project (Santa Cruz), Tabernacle (London), Tap Gallery (London) Givon Art Gallery (Tel Aviv) Village Green Shorts (England) South End Film Festival (England) Outer Space (Arcata, CA), Filmhaus Cavia (Amsterdam), Castrum Peregrini (Amsterdam) , Gif Film Festival (Vancouver and L.A. 


Art Web Gallery Solo Show  Certain Circuits, The Altered Scale, DVblog, PostVideo Art, Disturb The Peace TV, Hyperrhiz, City Gallery, ArtFemTV, Moving Poems, Oregon Literary Review, Mad Hatter's Review, City Gallery and Harvard's Infinity Show/Visual Poetry, Unlikely Stories, Perpetual Art Machine, Qarrtsiluni,  Papertiger Media, Joe Speers Presents, The Gypsy Art Show, Berta Art, Dance-Tech.Net, Jacket Magazine, Woven Tales Press, Moving Poems, Berfrois, The Bezine,  Poetry Storehouse, The Glitch Show, Berta, Uncooked Culture, Blue's Cruzio, Homeostasis Lab, Your Black Eye, The Breath, Ululations, The Altered Scale, netartizens, edwardpicot.com, ARTslant, Furtherfield and Jack Magazine. She has created music videos for Muza, Eric Bolvin, Adam Smith/Wade Worthington and David Hahn.