Max Beckmann Distinguished Visitor - Class of Fall 2021
Gary Kuehn was born in New Jersey in 1939, and lives and works in New York and Wellfleet, Massachusetts. He received an MFA in 1964 from Rutgers University, where he became a professor of fine art in the 1970s, and from which he recently retired, with the rank of Distinguished Professor, after nearly forty years of teaching.
Kuehn played a significant role in Process Art and Post-Minimalism, participating in the groundbreaking exhibitions “Eccentric Abstraction” (1966), curated by Lucy Lippard, and “When Attitudes Become Form,” (1969), curated by Harold Szeeman. In 2014, the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein mounted a retrospective exhibition of Kuehn’s work, “Between Sex and Geometry,” and, in 2018, the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Bergamo presented a major survey, “Practitioner’s Delight.”
Kuehn is a recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1976) and DAAD (1978), and of the Francis J. Greenburger Award (1992). His work is included in collections at the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Museum Ludwig, Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, Stedelijk Museum, Musuem of Modern Art Vienna, and Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, among many others.