Kurt Giehl is an emerging artist residing in East Hampton, New York.  Giehl creates subtly abstracted seascapes primarily in oil. After 23 years on Wall Street, Giehl decided to leave his financial career and pursue his passion for art full time.  He and his husband relocated from Manhattan to East Hampton in pursuit of this goal. 


Avid fisherman, Giehl and his husband spend much of their time on the waters across the South and North Forks of Long Island.  His seascape paintings are all inspired from the numerous fishing trips in local waters.  Like so many other artists, Giehl was drawn to the Hamptons for the amazing light and natural beauty.  His seascape paintings highlight the subtleness of horizon – where air meets land meets water.  Each painting is orchestrated to not only capture the physical beauty of the east end, but to also capture a state of mind, atmosphere and aura of the images captured on these fishing trips. 


Drawing from his professional career on Wall Street, Giehl’s work is heavily influenced by the bold, direct and precise nature of his former career.  His work is an adventurous combination of hue and construction.  Breaking from what made him successful in banking, Giehl approaches each painting as a dynamic puzzle that unfolds itself over the creative process.  Primarily self-taught, Giehl is currently studying with Janet Jennings who inspires him to explore new techniques and appreciation of the masters in his evolution as an artist.

Selected Exhibitions:

Fall 2016 - Elizabeth Dow Home, East Hampton NY

March 2017 - Ashawagh Hall East Hampton - Art Alliance of East Hampton Member's Show 3/18 - 3/26

May 26 - 28, 2017 - Montauk Artist Association Show on the Green

June 23 - 25, 2017 - "Forces of Nature" - Ashawagh Hall East Hampton - Group Show

August 4 - 20, 2017 - 50th Annual Artists of the Springs Invitational

Summer 2017 - Destination Haus, Amagansett NY

May 2018 - Solo Exhibition, Exhibit A Gallery, Los Angeles CA

August 2018 - 51st Annual Artists of the Springs Invitational

August 2018 - Three Roads, Three Artists, East Hampton NY

Summer/Fall 2018 - William Ris Gallery, Northport NY

January 2018 - “The Cloud” Kathryn Markel Gallery, Bridgehampton NY

Spring 2019 - The Loft @ Lululemon, East Hampton, NY

Summer 2019 - Atlantic, Nantucket

August 2019 - Three Roads, Three Artists, East Hampton NY