Dabin Ahn is a Chicago-based artist with a primary focus on canvas paintings, sculptural objects, and installations. His recent projects reference the material history of the original object they imitate through various means of perceptual deceit. Trompe l’oeil, French for a “trick of the eye,” has become one of the key foundations of the presentation in his work. Ahn is also interested in intertwining elements of humor and the context of collectible artifacts.
Ahn holds a BFA and MFA in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has been selected as the 2020 Municipal Art League Fellowship recipient by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has shown at Chicago Manual Style and the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago; The Green Gallery in Milwaukee; and continues to show internationally and nationally.