.edith kuhnle

Artist Edith Kuhnle exhibits in many galleries including ones in London, North Carolina, and Washington, DC. Kuhnle has work in numerous collections including the American Chancery in London and American Embassies in Peru and Columbia. She has been granted such awards as a Kreeger Purchase Award, DC Commission of the Arts Purchase Award, and a Commission for Reagan National Airport. In addition she participated in an exhibition, “Outward Bound: American Art at the Brink of the Twenty-First Century,” which traveled throughout Asia.

Artist Resume

Edith Hamilton Kuhnle



    M.F.A., The American University, Washington, DC 

    M.A., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

    B.A., Converse College, Spartanburg, SC 

    Certificate, Institute For American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France

    Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC


Recognition, Awards and Commissions

    “Top 125 graduates in College History,” Converse College, Spartanburg, SC

    Certificate of Appreciation, DC Government, “Art on Call” Project, 2008

    Member, Mayor’s Committee on Protocol and External Affairs, DC, 1999 – 2002

    Book Cover, Women’s Studies, University of Delaware Press, 2000

    Cover, Converse College, Alumni Magazine, 1985

    Cover, “Rising Artist Stars,” Washington Woman, 1986

    Member, WPA/Corcoran Advisory Board, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1996 – 2000    Member, Board of         Trustees, Washington Project for the Arts, 1994 – 1996

    Artist in Residence, Montreat-Anderson College, summer, 1993

    Member, Board of Trustees, Gallery in the Park, Washington, DC, 1990 – 92

    Winner, Kreeger Award Show Watkins Gallery, American University, 1978

    Washington Convention Center, 2005 (permanent installation)

    Purchase Award, DC Commission of the Arts, 1999

    Washington National Airport (permanent installation), Caeser Pelli, Architect, 1997

    Centennial Exhibition, Hamilton Gallery, Montreat College, NC 1997

    Kreeger Purchase Award, American University, 1979

    National Drawing Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1975

    Multiple reviews, newspapers and design/art publications


Solo and Selected Group Exhibitions

Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC May 15, 2014

2008, 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993, 1988, 1987, 1985, 1984

German Marshall Fund, Washington, DC, 2013

    Katzen Museum, “Washington Art Matters,” Washington, DC 2014

    Arden Gallery, Boston, MA, 2009

    Centennial Exhibition, The Hamilton Gallery, Montreat, NC, 1997

    Covington & Burling, Washington Artists Series, 1982

    Mount Vernon College, Washington, DC, 1981

    “Faces of the Fallen,” Military Women’s Museum, Arlington Cemetery, 2007

    Democratic National Committee ART, 2004, 2000, New York, NY

    Meridian International Center, Washington, DC

    Millennium Show, “Outward Bound: American Art at the Brink of the Twenty-First 

        Century” (Pacific Rim Tour):

        Meridian International Center, Washington, DC, 1999

        Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam, 1999

        Museum of Fine Arts, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 1999

    The Painting Institute, Shanghai, China, 2000

        The Working People’s Cultural Palace, Beijing, China, 2000

        The CIPTA Gallery, Jakarta Arts Center, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2001

        The Singapore Museum of Art, Singapore, 2001

    National Airport Artists, Numark Gallery, Washington, DC, 1997

    Washington Project for the Arts Auction, 1981-1996

    Phillips Gallery Benefit Show, 1995, 1996

    Corcoran Gallery Benefit Show, 1992, 1986, 1981

    Addison/Ripley Fine Art, 1990, 1987, 1983

    Art Against Aids, Washington/New York, 1990

    Jane Haslem Gallery, “Works on Paper,” Washington, DC, 1986

    New Art Examiner Show, 1985

    American Institute of Architects, 1985-86

    Watkins Gallery, Kreeger Prize Winners Show, American University, 1985

    Jane Haslem Gallery, 1985

    Baltimore Museum of Art, 1984

    Watkins Gallery, Selected Alumni Show, 1983

    Arlington Arts Center, 1980

    Watkins Gallery, American University, David Lloyd Kreeger Award Show, 1978

    Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1978

    Watkins Gallery, Graduate Painting Show, 1978

    Watkins Gallery, Kreeger Awards Winners Show, 1977

    Watkins Gallery, Graduate Painting Show, 1977

    Corcoran Gallery, National M.F.A. Drawing Show, 1975

    Watkins Gallery, Graduate Painting Show, 1975


Selected Public Collections

    Evermay Historic Art and Performance Center, Washington, DC

    Reagan National Airport, Washington, DC

    Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

    The American Chancery, The Honorable Philip Lader, London, England

    American Broadcasting Company, Washington, DC

    The American Embassy, Bogota, Columbia

    The American Embassy, Ivory Coast

    The American Embassy, Lima, Peru

    The American University, Watkins Gallery, Washington, DC

    Bingham& McCutchen, Washington, DC

    Continental Bank, Chicago, IL

    Coopers & Lybrand, Boston, MA

    Covington & Burling, London, England

    Covington & Burling, Washington, DC

    The Honorable Julie Finley, US Ambassador to OSCE

    Philip Morris Collection, New York, NY

    L’Enfant Plaza, Washington, DC

    Monaco Hotel, Washington, DC

    Mount Vernon College, Washington, DC

    National Realtors Association, Washington, DC


Articles, Reviews, and Interviews

  Southern Accents, article, 2005    

    Open Studio Press, March 1998 (selected by Terri Sulton curator)

    Art & Antiques, November 1997

    Variety of publications concerning commission for new Washington National Airport

         (ArtNews, Washington Post, Washington Times) Summer 1997

    “Artist at Home,” [cover article]. Home Magazine, Washington Post, July 1997

    WETA-TV, “Around Town: A Review of Washington Arts,” 1989, 1990, 1993

    The Washington Times, 1989

    The City Paper, Washington, DC, 1989

    Art In America Autumn, 1987

    Museum and Arts, October 1987

    Washington Woman, Cover/Feature Article, March 1987

    Studio International, June 1986

    New Art Examiner, January 1986

    Better Homes & Gardens, 1985

    Converse College Alumni Magazine, Cover/Feature Article. 1985

    The Washington Post 1984, 1989, 1987, 1990, 1993

    The Washington Star, Home Life Magazine, 1981

    The Washington Star, Home Life Magazine, 1978