Born in 1977 in Michigan, Aunia Kahn is a self taught figurative artist who began creating art as a therapeutic response to a difficult upbringing. Kahn’s works combines many disciplines, wrapping them into a hybrid art form melding photography, painting and collage.
She invariably designs, builds, and executes characters, non-existent places, dreams, illusions, fears and fables into creation, which meld elements of classical and contemporary art. Each work makes use of her own likeness in movie-like stills, dealing in varied taboo and often controversial subject matter to challenge the viewer, their understanding and preconceived notions; yet she connects through honest feeling and emotions. Aunia’s work has constantly evolved, earlier works dealt more with her past, while her more recent creations delve into present emotional conflicts and inspirations.