Biography

Aunia Kahn is a multi-faceted creative entrepreneur and a globally awarded, collected, and exhibited figurative artist/photographer, published author, as well as a instructor and an inspirational speaker. She is also the owner of Auxilium Haus Design and Create for Healing.

Her work has been in over 300+ exhibitions in over 10 countries; at places such as San Diego Art InstituteLos Angeles Center for Digital ArtiMOCASt. Louis Art MuseumContemporary Art Museum St. LouisMitchell Museum, and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. She has also been a guest on podcasts like Entrepreneur on Fire, with 70 million downloads & 1 million monthly listens.

Aunia has curated several internationally recognized books and projects, including Silver Era Tarot, Inspirations for Survivors, Obvious Remote Chaos, Minding the Sea: Inviting the Muses Over for Tea, Avalanche of White Reason, XIII: The Art of Aunia Kahn, Witch’s Oracle and the Witch’s Oracle 2nd Edition, Moon Goddess (Modern Eden Gallery) exhibit, Tarot Under Oath (Last Rites Gallery), Lowbrow Tarot Project (La Luz De Jesus Gallery), etc. Her forthcoming projects include; An Epidemic of Retrospective, Disintegrating Stars, and the Ethereal Realms Tarot.

She loves Animals, Prussian blue, Psychology, Design, Miracles, Hummingbirds & Life.

Artist Statement

The work I create is inspired by the heartfelt desire to connect to the world where real-time participation has been minimal. As a human who struggled with an undiagnosed illness that left me on the brink of death for two decades – creativity has been my lifeline. This unforeseen lifeline provided a vessel to channel numerous ways to engage with my unfolding story. What is more, it has become a direct connection to other peoples’ stories in this vast world of beauty and complicated life challenges.

For years, my work was based on survival. Now, entering another phase of my life, my work has transitioned into a narrative of personal evolution and highlights how grateful I am to still be alive. The work is rooted in symbolism in touches on subjects such as vulnerability, loss, challenges, beauty, wisdom, and the voice we all have inside.

CV

2010 AS Psychology, California Coast University
2021 BS Psychology, Capella University

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Retrospectivation · Out On A Limb Gallery · Eugene OR
2017 Mentorship Exhibit · Lincoln Gallery · Eugene OR
2013 Silence of Broken Ground · Pop Gallery · Santa Fe NM
2012 Our Intrepid Discoveries · Articulated Gallery · San Francisco CA
2011 Our Intrepid Delusion · Kayo Gallery · Salt Lake City UT
2010 Our World of Reminiscence · Urban Art · Collinsville IL
2009 Our Intimate Perception · Concrete Ocean Gallery · St. Louis MO
2009 Our Forbidden Solution · Schmidt Art Center · Belleville IL
2008 Our Quiet Earthquake · Eclectix Gallery · El Cerrito CA
2007 Our Perfect Poison · The Ground Floor · Belleville IL
2006 Our Common Silence · Cummel’s Cafe · St. Louis MO
2005 Our Human Error · The Ground Floor · Belleville IL

 

2/3 Person Exhibition

2018 Gilded Bestiary · Inverarity Gallery · Scotland
2014 Intimate Dialogues · Pink Zeppelin Gallery · Germany
2014 3 Person Exhibition “Persona” · Bash Contemporary · CA
2014 Rough & Ready Sideshow · Bash Contemporary · CA

Museum Exhibiti0ns

2018 Art Gives Hope · Jordan Schnitzer Museum · Eugene OR
2017 Expressions (Sheltercare) · Jordan Schnitzer Museum · Eugene OR
2013 Choice Art · Contemporary Art Museum · Saint Louis MO
2011 Bodies of Waters · IMOCA · Indianapolis IN
2008 Ventipertrenta · IDCA · Italy
2007 49th International Awarded Exhibit · SDAI · San Diego CA
2007 Bi-Annual Artists Competition · Mitchell Museum · Mt. Vernon IL

Curated Exhibitions

2013-2018 All Alexi Era Gallery Exhibitions · St Louis MO/Eugene OR
2014 Tarot Under Oath · Last Rites Gallery · New York NY
2013 L’innamorato · The Potters Wife Gallery · Fort Wayne, IN
2013 SCEEN · Gallery Altius · MO
2013 Touched By Violence · Framations Gallery · MO
2012 Moon Goddess · Modern Eden Gallery · San Francisco CA
2010 Lowbrow Tarot Project · La Luz De Jesus · Los Angeles CA
2008 Bootiful Deadness · Online Exhibit
2008 Darkest Dreams a Lighted Way · Fort Gondo · St. Louis MO
2006 The Beauty From Within · Art Dimensions Woman’s Gallery · St. Louis MO
2006 Art of Being a Woman · Art Dimensions Woman’s Gallery · St. Louis MO

Select Group Exhibitions

2020 Home, Woman Made Gallery, IL
2020 New Growth, Modern Eden Gallery, CA

2019 Coaster Show, Out of Step Gallery, Eugene OR
2019 Dia de los Muertos · Sparrow Studio · Eugene OR
2019 Día de los Muertos · Maude Kerns · Eugene OR
2019 Tiny Visions · The Hive Gallery · Los Angeles CA
2019 Botanical Burlesque · ReDux Gallery · Portland OR
2019 Coast Exhibition · Out of Step Gallery · Eugene OR
2018 WOMAN XI · Lakeland Community College · Lakeland OH
2018 Animation Reanimation · Modern Eden · San Francisco CA
2018 Le Rêve, Haven Gallery · Northport, NY
2018 Storybook · Modern Eden · San Francisco CA
2018 Animal Spirit Exhibition · La Bodega Gallery · San Diego CA
2017 Interfusion · Revolution Gallery · Buffalo, NY
2017 Día de los Muertos · Maude Kern Art Center · Eugene, OR
2017 Loved to Death · Modern Eden · San Francisco, CA
2017 Flower Child · Modern Eden Gallery · San Francisco, CA
2017 Art Forum · Lincoln Gallery · Eugene, OR
2016 Antler Gallery · Artist Showcase · LA Art Show · CA
2015 Phantastische Venus · Viechtach Old City Hall · Germany
2015 Haven · Haven Gallery · NY
2015 Unnatural History · Antler PDX Gallery · OR
2015 Low to Pop LxFactory · Lisbon, Portugal
2015 Group Exhibit · Baker + Hesseldenz Design · AZ
2015 Grimm Exhibit · The Dream Factory · Germany
2015 Low to Pop LxFactory · Lisbon, Portugal
2015 Small Works Invitational · Baker + Hesseldenz Design · AZ
2015 Cimmerian · Gristle Art Gallery · NY
2015 Peepshow · Stranger Factory · NM
2014 Grimms Fairy Tales, Arch Enemy Art · PA
2014 In Missa Interfectionis · Stephen Romano Gallery· NY
2014 Frida · Distinction Gallery · CA
2014 Crows are Following Us · FB69 · Germany
2014 Twice Told Tales · Flower Pepper Gallery · Pasadena CA
2013 Surreal Salon 6 · Baton Rouge Gallery · Baton Rouge LA
2013 Things Before Breakfast · Dream Factory · Germany
2013 ReErmerge Art Show · Affordable Art Fair · Hong Kong
2013 End of Days · Sacred Gallery · New York NY
2013 Public/Private · Woman Made Gallery · Chicago IL
2013 OAC Art on the Move · Thinkspace Gallery · Culver City, CA
2012 Wayward Fairy Tales · Modern Eden Gallery · San Francisco CA
2012 Political Posters · Detroit Contemporary (CAID) · Detroit MI
2012 POP Femme Sugar Coated Strange · Pop Gallery · Santa Fe NM
2011 The 13th Hour · Last Rites Gallery · New York NY
2011 Erotica in Art & Design · Erotic Museum · Amsterdam
2011 Relaunch Exhibition Part I · Varnish Fine Art · San Francisco CA
2011 von Scaramouche Print Exhibition · Cinema du Parc · Canada
2011 Ventipertrenta · Galeria of Tecate · México
2011 Ventipertrenta · Galeria of Tecate · México
2010 Dark and Lovely · Parlor Gallery · Asbury Park NJ
2010 Love Conquers All · Thinkspace Gallery · Culver City CA
2009 16th Annual Dìa de los Muerto · Maude Kerns  · Eugene OR
2009 The Devil is in the Details · Mills Pond Gallery · New York NY
2009 Damned II [Special Guest Artist] · Tangent Gallery · Detroit, MI
2009 The Dirty Show [Special Guest Artist]· Detroit MI
2009 The Essence of Classic Modernism · Ciao Gallery · Wilson WY
2008 Art for Human Rights · Hilton Hotel · St. Louis MO
2009 Multiversal · Art Basil · Miami FL
2009 Feminality · The Hive Gallery · Los Angeles CA

Group Exhibition Cont.

2008 New & Improved · Los Angeles Center for Digital Art · CA
2008 Midnight Oils · Mills Pond Gallery · New York NY
2008 A Politic · Reflect Arts · New York NY
2008 Book in Photography · New Image Gallery · West Hollywood CA
2008 Relics & Remembrances · Reflect-Arts · New York NY
2008 Bitter Fruits · Altered Esthetics · Minneapolis MN
2008 Heart Attack · Eclectix Gallery · El Cerrito CA
2007 Metzger Memorial National Exhibit · STL Artists Guild ·  STL MO
2007 Masks · Tangent Gallery · Sacramento CA
2007 Me, Myself & Eye · Chico Art Center · Chico CA
2007 It’s Humble to be Good [Award Winners] · ©POP Gallery · Detroit MI
2007 American Democracy Project Redux · RAC · St. Louis MO
2007 SDAI 49th International Awarded Exhibit · SDAI · San Diego CA
2007 Wine Label Winners Exhibit · Les Bourgeois Vineyards · Rocheport MO
2007 ©Poppertunity · ©POP Gallery · Detroit MI
2006 3 Things Never Talk About · Art Saint Louis Gallery · St. Louis MO
2006 Emerging Artists National Scene · STL Artists’ Guild · STL MO
2006 Rusty Spring · Art Dimensions Gallery · St. Louis MO
2006 In Our Lifetime · Washington School of Photography · Bethesda MD
2006 LACDA Top 40 · Los Angeles Center for Digital Art · Los Angeles CA
2005 Figuratively Speaking · St. Louis Artists’ Guild · St. Louis MO
2005 Works in Clay/Night & Day · St. Louis Artists’ Guild · St. Louis MO
2005 Artists Competition · Mitchell Museum · Mt. Vernon IL
2005 Voices Within, Surviving Through the Arts · STL Artists’ Guild · STL MO

Honors & Awards

2020 Second Place · LASC’s Day of the Dead Exhibition · LASC · KY
2020 Patron’s Choice Award · LASC’s Day of the Dead Exhibition · LASC · KY
2017 1st Place in Digital Art · Mayors Art Show · Emerald Art Center · OR
2017 Judges Choice Award · Photozone · OR
2013 Apex Magazine Cover of the Year 2012 · Apex Magazine
2013 Honorable Mention · Photo Op · Saint Louis Artist Guild · MO
2012 1st Place in Digital · Art Gallery Altius · Saint Louis MO
2012 1ste Self Portraiture · Gallery Altius · Saint Louis MO
2012 3rd Place in Show · Gallery Altius · Saint Louis MO
2012 3rd Place in Show · Beyond the Lens Gallery VII · Framations · STL MO
2009 Award of Excellence · Photographers Forum Magazine
2009 Awarded Solo Exhibit by Judges Vote · Bleeding Hearts Photo Contest · IL
2008 Peoples Choice Award · Ventipertrenta Juried Exhibition · Italy
2008 3rd Place Juried · Ventipertrenta Juried Exhibition · Italy
2008 Juried Calendar Winner · Altered Aesthetics · MN
2008 First Place · Missouri Alliance for Animals Legislation · MO
2008 Honor Awards (X2) · Reflect-Arts · NY
2007 Canson Inc. Award · St. Louis Artists’ Guild · MO
2007 Honor Award · Chico Art Center · CA
2007 People Choice Award · CPop Gallery · MI
2007 Art on Ltd Ed. Wine Bottles · Le Bourgeois Vineyard · MO
2006 3rd Place · Art Dimensions Gallery Woman’s Gallery · MO
2006 Honor Award · Art Saint Louis · MO
2006 Kiwanis Art Award Merit · Southwestern Illinois College · IL
2005 1st Place Graphics · Mitchell Museum · IL
2005 Top Award · St. Louis Artists’ Guild · MO

Invited Lectures & Panels

2020 Home Exhibition Panel · Woman Made Gallery · Chicago, IL
2020 Why Websites Are Important
· Lane Connect · Eugene, OR
2019 Strategy for Building Visibility in the Arts
· Hult Center · Eugene, OR
2019 Strategies for Building Visibility
· RAIN · Eugene, OR
2019 Marketing & Art Promotion
· Alexi Era Gallery · Eugene, OR
2018 The Art of Self Promotion
· Alexi Era Gallery · Eugene, OR
2017 The Art of Promotion
· Emerald Art Center · Springfield, OR
2014 Marketing & Art Promotion
· Alexi Era Gallery · MO
2013 Marketing & Art Promotion
· Alexi Era Gallery · MO
2012 The Art of Healing, Woman’s Caucus for The Arts, Saint Louis, MO
2012 The Art of Healing, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, IL
2012 The Art of Healing, Scott Air Force Base, SAFB, IL
2012 The Art of Healing, Alexi Era Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
2012 The Art of Healing, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, IL
2011 The Artist as the Modern Mythmaker, SLCC, STL, MO
2011 Being a Successful Artist
· Spelman College, GA
2011 Marketing & Branding as an Artist
· Spelman, GA
2010 Being a Successful Artist, Spelman College, GA
2010 Mental Health & Art Panel, Washington U School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO
2010 Being a Successful Living Artist, SWIC, Granite City, IL
2010 Being a Successful Living Artist, SWIC, Belleville, IL
2010 Being a Successful Living Artist, SLCC, Saint Louis, MO
2010 Being a Successful Living Artist, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL
2009 Overcoming Adversity Through Art, Emory College, Atlanta, GA
2009 Artwork Slideshow, “The Vagina Monologues”, New Jersey Visual Arts, NJ
2009 Art as a Career & Web Design, SWIC, IL
2009 Art as a Career & Web Design, SWIC, IL
2009 Mental Health & Art Panel, Washington U School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO 2009 Art as a Career & Web Design, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, IL
2009 Art as a Career, Schmidt Art Center, Belleville, IL
2007 Children, Art & Technology, St. Raphael Middle School, MO
2006 Career Day “Designer & Artist”, Selvidge Middle School
2005 Art Mart, Saint Louis, MO

Biblography

Bird Stories · Kahn, A. · Auxilium Haus Publishing · Oct 2021
Disintegrating Stars
· Kahn, A. · Auxilium Haus Publishing· Oct 2021
Witch’s Oracle 2nd Ed
· Brooks, M. · Schiffer Publishing · 2019
XIII The Art of Aunia Kahn
· Kahn, A. · Alexi Era Publishing · 2018
Witch’s Oracle
· Brooks, M. · Schiffer Publishing · 2015
Avalanche of White Reason
· Kahn, A. · Alexi Era Publishing · March 2015
Tarot Under Oath
· Kahn, A., Moon, R. · Lokreign Publishing · 2015
Lowbrow Tarot Book & Deck
· Kahn, A., Moon, R. · Schiffer Publishing · 2013
Inspirations for Survivors
· Kahn, A., Moon, R. · Schiffer Publishing · 2012
Love Notes
· Vagabondage Press · Poetry Feature · pp. 20 · Feb 2012
Dark Arts II
· Barbera, N. · Sunbury Press · 2011
Silver Era Tarot
· Kahn, A., Moon, R. · Schiffer Publishing · 2010
Max & The Siamese Twins
· Stout, M. · 2009

Mentorship Education

2021 Lane Arts Council Design Mentorship Program· Eugene, OR
2020 Lane Arts Council Design Mentorship Program
· Eugene, OR
2019 OLSP Art Mentorship (Lincoln Gallery)
· Eugene, OR
2018 OLSP Art Mentorship (Lincoln Gallery)
· Eugene, OR

Permanent Collections

Schmidt Art Center, Belleville, IL