Shirley Kern is an abstract painter residing in Princeton, New Jersey who creates art in her nearby studio in Hopewell, New Jersey. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Northern Vermont University.

Kern has  exhibited her work at MUSE Gallery, Philadelphia, Dickinson Hall Gallery, Princeton University, NOHO M55 Gallery, NY, NY, Robert Blackburn Gallery, NY, NY, Princeton Theological Seminary, Erdman Gallery, Princeton, NJ, Julian Scott Gallery, Northern Vermont University and the Evansville Museum Begley Art Gallery, Evansville, IND among many other universities, galleries and museums on the the East Coast and the Midwest. She is represented by the CG Gallery in Princeton, NJ, and the Evansville Museum Art Source in Evansville, IN. Her abstract paintings are in many private and corporate collections.


MFA Northern Vermont University, Johnson, Vermont BA University Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana BS Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Additional Studies

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY - Manhattan Graphics Center, Printmaking, New York, NY - Robert Blackburn Printmaking, New York, NY - Art Students League, New York, NY

Recent Solo Art Exhibitions

2018 MUSE Gallery, Paintings “In Conversation”, September 5-September 30, Philadelphia, PA 2017 Nassau Club Gallery, “Songs and Poems”, May 7 - July 9, Princeton, NJ 2017 Tour Des Arts, September 30-October 1, Hopewell, NJ 2014 Dickinson Hall Art Gallery, Princeton University, "Between the Lines", Princeton, NJ 2013 Nassau Club Gallery, "Liminal Line", Princeton, NJ 2012 Erdman Art Gallery, Princeton Theological Seminary, "Memory Scapes", Princeton, NJ

Recent Group Exhibitions

2018 MUSE Gallery “Philadelphia Post Show Exhibition”, Philadelphia, PA 2017 Muse Gallery “Muse at 40”, Nov 29-Dec 31, Philadelphia, PA 2017 Anne Reid Gallery “Arts Council 50th Anniversary Invitational Exhibition”, Princeton,NJ 2017 - 2012  Artspace, Pop Up Gallery," Princeton, NJ 2016 - 2009  Taplin Gallery, "Pinot to Picasso", Princeton, NJ 2015  Art Times Two Gallery, "Animal Nature", Princeton, New Jersey 2014 Dickinson Hall Art Gallery, Princeton University, “Invitational Group Exhibition”, Princeton, NJ 2013 NOHO M55 Art Gallery, "Artist's Choice", New York, New York 2013 Robert Blackburn Gallery, "Member Show", New York, New York

Gallery Representation

CG Gallery, Princeton, NJ Evansville Museum Art Source, Evansville, IN Begley Art Source, Evansville, IN

Corporate Collections

Ballen Isles Country Club, Palm Beach, Florida Berry Plastics Corporate Headquarters Old National Bank Corporate Offices Solarbron Healthcare System St. Mary's Medical Center Vectron Energy Corporate Headquarters Welborn Baptist Hospital

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Einstein’s Window

Acrylic on Canvas 48” x 72” Diptych