Cabelle Ahn is a seventh-year PhD candidate in History of Art & Architecture at Harvard University where she specializes in eighteenth-century French drawings and prints. Her dissertation is titled "Multiple Exposures: Drawing Exhibitions in Eighteenth-century France," and the project maps public and private drawing displays from late seventeenth-century Florence to early nineteenth-century Paris, and how the increased circulation of drawings impacted the formation of the public, the activities of the art market, and advancements in natural philosophy within the shifting world of Enlightenment Europe.
Her interest in art history began during her gap year, while she was attending culinary school in Paris in 2007. She majored in Art History at Wellesley College and subsequently pursued consecutive MA degrees at the Courtauld Institute of Art and at the Bard Graduate Center. Beyond French art, her research interests include Early Modern European decorative arts, histories of wines and spirits, history of the art market, and the lasting legacy of Old Masters in Contemporary Art.
She is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.