Works in the Collection
Kohshin Finley (b. 1989) received his B.F.A from the Otis College of Art and Design in 2012. His paintings document the life of his friends and family, portraying them as figures fully present in their own stories, not ones created for them. He enlivens the surface of the painting with written notes on their lives and history together. It is not important to him whether or not the words are legible, as he is more interested in the marks as a trace of their conversations with his peers.
His artwork has been exhibited at a range of institutions, including LA Louver, Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, Jack Shainman: The School, Tilton Gallery, the California African American Museum, and LACMA. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.