Miranda Kahn is an LA based paper artist, stop motion animator, and content creator with a passion for social justice. With degrees from New York University Tisch and the California Institute of the Arts, Kahn uses her acting education to tell stories through her art, films, and performances.
Her unique brand of paper art is hand made through a painstaking creation process. Each piece has hundreds of tiny incisions on a single sheet of paper using an X-Acto knife to create a delicate and arrestingly unique work of art.
Kahn studied puppetry with Doris Duke Award winning experimental filmmaker and puppeteer Janie Geiser at CalArts. After taking a stop motion animation class, Kahn decided to merge her interest in film and paper art. This resulted in several music videos, a health education shadow puppetry video created for CIRCLE (the Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment), a video teaching tool for a nursing professor at the University of St. Louis, and a multi award-winning GlassBreaker Films short documentary on colorism and mental health.
She has been a featured artist on VoyageLA and ShoutoutLA. Her paper art was exhibited as part of the Dissolving Sights exhibition at Automata in Los Angeles. Kahn's internationally acclaimed short documentary Shadow Life has been screened at over 13 festivals and won several awards including Bronze Jury Prize at the Social Justice Film Festival, Best Short Animated Documentary at Doc LA and was nominated for Best of NFMLA 2020. Shadow Life will also be screened in December 2021 as part of LACMA’s Black Joy and Resilience Series.