Profile Type: Artist
Autumn Patricia Ahn

I am making artwork that integrates performance, sound, sculpture and drawing. These are diverse material landscapes, installations and projects to reimagine our fluctuating relationships to a historic and immediate world. Thinking about the collective archive, our varied experiences of time, and spontanaeity as evidence of the ephemeral, I reflect about the potentials of utopia and its equal impossibilities. How is performance and the symphonic measure of its presence in daily life a source of reality? What is it about the transfiguration of our senses that bring us closer to the mythic abstractions of the world(s) we live in?

Autumn Ahn (b.1986, Philadelphia, USA) is an American artist.

She was a Visiting Fellow / Artist-in-Residence at Harvard University’s Department of Philosophy. She studied oil painting and art history at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts and also at the Scuola Internazionale de Grafica in Venice, Italy. Her work has been presented at art fairs such as, ArtBO (Bogota Art Fair), Contemporary Istanbul, ArtBasel - Miami, the WRONG biennal, been invited as artist-in-residence at MassMoCA, the Ionian Center for Arts & Culture(Kefalonia, Greece),and Wesleyan University’s ICPP program. She has been a featured artist on Creative Capital's "On the Radar"(2015), NY's ArtSlant(2014), on ARTE(2017), and for the AIDS Action Committee(2015). Solo exhibitions include, Ryan Lee Gallery(NYC), Superchief Gallery(NYC), Howard Yezerski Gallery(Boston), The Chimney (NYC), Les Douches (Paris, France). Published by Whitehot Magazine(2016), Boston Art Review - Public Art Issue(2018), Emergency Index(2018). Invited to perform by Marfa Books at Crowley Theater, Boston City Hall, École du Magasin (Centre National d'Art Contemporain,Grenoble), Maison du Portugal (Paris, France), She has lectured at institutions such as Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Institut Jean Nicod (École Normale Supérieure, Paris, FR) Dartmouth University, Boston University and Harvard University. Her work is currently in exhibition, a two-person show, Mots de neige, Histoires en sable, after a 2 month residency in Dakar, Senegal, at Selebe Yoon Gallery (2021), and is presenting a new publication artwork at the Brooklyn Art Book Fair with Print Aint Dead(2021). She is part of a cohort of artist advisors for a BIPoc/QT artist residency at MassMoCA (ongoing). 

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Exhibition views of a two person show with Senegalese Painter Arebenor Bassene. Works exhibited are the result of a 2 month residency in Dakar, Senegal at the Selebe Yoon Gallery site.
Images of all pieces included in the Howard Yezerski Gallery exhibition, "surfaces" a solo presentation of Autumn Ahn
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Visual Artist
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North Adams, MA 01247
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Media - Audio / Sound
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Installation
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Plastic
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
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Harvard University, Department of Philosophy Visiting Fellow/Artist-in-Residence
Boston University, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Wesleyan ICPP residency
MassMoCA studio residency
Boston Opportunity Grant
Createwell Award
Constantin Alajov Travel Scholarship
NY Artslant Drawing Showcase winner
Creative Capital "On the Radar"
Headland's Art Center - Project Space Residency