Cohen lives and works in New York, NY. She was born in Egypt, and raised in Paris and Montreal. She received a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal where she studied with Guido Molinari. After moving to New York she continued her education attending classes at the Art Student’s League, the School of Visual Arts and the Whitney seminars. For a year she worked in lithography at the Bob Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. Cohen's work has recently been exhibited in a group exhibition entitled DO Stacks at Frosch & Co. (New York, NY). During the pandemic, her work was also included in various online exhibitions such as the Jason McCoy Gallery (New York, NY), the Flatfile Gallery, and the Hammond Museum (Salem, MA). Cohen has had two site-specific installations in New York City; one at Cassina, the renowned Italian design company, and one at Basta Pasta, the acclaimed Japanese-Italian restaurant. In 2018, Ellen Fagan of Odetta Gallery in Bushwick brought back to life some of the painting-sculptures from the Cassina installation along with current work in her expansive gallery.
Statement of this collection
Modernism Disrupted. I search the unpredictable, redefine geometry, and juxtapose disparate angles and parts. I draw and paint but think sculpturally.
My flat boldly colored shaped painting-sculptures, paintings that look like sculptures, are positioned to convey infinite air. Shapes are created on canvas under wooden dowels, or simply canvas pieces. I search shapes of power, presence, and assertiveness, countered by meticulously controlled, well-behaved, geometric structures, and occasional playfulness. These GEMS can be displayed on their own or grouped together.
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