Mona Kuhn was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1969, of German descent. She earned her degree in the United States from Ohio State University. Since 1998, she has been an independent studies scholar at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. Her work has been exhibited, and is included in public and private collections, internationally and in the United States. Kuhn’s first monograph, Photographs, was debut by Steidl in 2004; immediately followed by, Evidence, published by Steidl and released in Spring 2007. In 2007 Mona was a visiting artist at The Pasadena Arts Center, where she taught a portfolio class to advanced students. Mona Kuhn has lectured about her work at the Cincinnati Art Museum, North Carolina Museum of Art, Georgia Museum of Art, and the International Center of Photography in NYC.
The images appearing in Evidence were photographed entirely in France, where she resides each summer. In the last year, Mona has been working in a new series, to be published by Steidl (Fall 2009). Her upcoming book, titled Native, is an unfolding visual story with images taken in her native country Brazil. Currently, Mona lives and works in Los Angeles.