The Dark Imagination of Max Kahan
Max Kahan is a Brooklyn based artist that works in charcoal, graphite and a variety of printmaking techniques, such as monoprint, etching, drypoint, and relief.
Max was born and raised in San Diego, California. He Moved to San Francisco, California in 1999, where he attended San Francisco State University, receiving a BA in Art, with an emphasis in printmaking and sculpture. Max was also a founder of the Marshal Project, an artist collective in San Francisco that curated art shows in DIY/alternative art spaces.
Max remained in San Francisco for ten years where, after finishing his undergrad, he apprenticed and worked as a carpenter, as well as illustrating and screenprinting for friends’ punk bands.
After a year of graduate school at Academy of Art San Francisco, Max dropped out of the program to move to Brooklyn, New York in 2009 to start a woodworking business with a friend, and to continue illustration and printmaking.
Max is a co-owner of Wishbone Woodworking LLC., a custom cabinet and furniture company located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He is also a member at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.
In addition to contributing to Carrrier Pigeon, Max has shown artwork in New York City at Sacred Gallery, Powerhouse Arena, Allegra LaViola Gallery, Blackburn 20|20 Gallery, MF Gallery, and St Vitus.