Manion Kuhn

B.A. Candidate

Manion Kuhn

Manion Kuhn is a writer, artist, and arts organizer. She uses performance as research to create academic writing, performance work, and digital art. Her performance work has been featured in The Wrong digital art biennale (2017), NYU Gallatin Arts Festival, NY (2016), ITINERANT Performance Art Festival, NY (2015), the Nerman Museum of Art, Kansas City (2015), and La Esquina Gallery, Kansas City (2015). Manion’s writing and academic work has been included in Interim: A Journal of Poetry and Poetics Body Issue (2018), NYU Steinhardt’s Educational Theatre Forum: Performance as Activism (2018), the NYU Italian Studies Undergraduate Research Conference (2018), and at TEDxYouthKC (2014). Manion’s professional work experience includes internships at the Queens Museum, New York (2018), the Museum of Chinese in America, New York (2017), and 50/50 Gallery, Kansas City (2016); and membership in the College Group at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2015), and the Teen Advisory Group at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City (2012-2015).

Why PS @ NYU:

I chose Performance Studies because I was looking for an interdisciplinary undergraduate program that would allow me to continue exploring all of the things I was interested in. Performance Studies has provided me with a critical framework I can bring wherever my work goes.


New York University

Bachelor of Arts Candidate - Performance Studies

New York, New York


Check out Manion's TEDxYouth@KC talk, "Disrupting Technology with Mindfulness"

Read about Manion's performance in "Trauma is Present"