Cecily Kahn was born and raised in New York City. Both of her parents are artists, as was her Grandmother, Alice Trumbull Mason, a founding member of the American Abstract Artists group. Cecily graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA, and then went on to study printmaking in Rome, Italy. She lives in Friendship, Maine in the summer months and in lower Manhattan in the winter. Her work has been exhibited in the U.S. and in Europe. She is currently the Chair of the Advisory Board of The Painting Center, a non-profit artist-run gallery in Soho, and a member of the American Abstract Artists group. She has published essays in the American Abstract Artists journal, and The Brooklyn Rail. Reviews of her work have appeared in Art in America, The New York Times, Abart online, Review magazine, NY Arts and the Brooklyn Rail. Her work is represented by the Lohin Geduld Gallery in New York, and Thomas Deans Gallery in Atlanta.