Ned Kahn Biography

Ned Kahn, an artist with a background in environmental science, explores natural phenomena through his art. His work typically incorporates fluid dynamics, optics, acoustics, and other features of physics. For the past twenty years, he has been creating interactive sculptures inspired by everything from wind and waves to black holes and galaxies. Using elemental materials such as water, sand and air, Kahn’s artworks are not just celebrations of nature – they are inspired by fluid dynamics and other aspects of science. Many of his works reveal the way patterns emerge when things flow. These patterns are not static objects, but portray patterns of behavior – recurring themes in nature. He has designed exhibits for museums in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan and has created numerous public art commissions including The Wave for Minneapolis’s Target Field parking ramp. See more of Ned’s work at