Cecily Kahn was born in New York City in 1959 and was raised in a family of artists.  Alice Trumbull Mason, her grandmother,  was a founding member of the American Abstract Artists group. Cecily holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, and completed a two year printmaking course at the Calcografia Nazionale in Rome.  She has taught at Saint Mary’s College and at Kent State University.  She has been instrumental in forming the non profit Painting Center, and serves as Chair of its Advisory Board.  

Her work has been widely exhibited, most recently at the Jill Newhouse gallery in New York City . 

Museum exhibitions include The New Brittain Museum of American Art, the Brattleboro Museum, and the National Academy Museum in New York. Reviews of her work have appeared in the New York Times, the Brooklyn Rail, Art in America, and the Huffington Post. Cecily has been a member of the American Abstract Artists group since 1997.