Biography

 

Cora Cohen is a visual artist known for works that draw on contemporary urban and philosophical sources. Her current paintings are based on seemingly contradictory ways of seeing and painting. Mark making as figuration is followed by acts of erasure. Discernible imagery gives way to uncertainty, waywardness, and displacement. 

My work derives sustenance from the placement of culture within nature, as with the architecture at Insel Hombroich, as with the constantly changing active, unplanned energy moving through cities. During the past several years I have begun paintings with that attitude. Cora Cohen, 2013

Cohen had her first important exhibition of abstract paintings at the Everson Museum of Art in 1974. In the 1990s, she became increasingly interested in the notion of painting informed by a world outside of self-reflexive concerns with modernism and postmodernism. She used photography to record slices of life in urban environments, began working on exposed x ray films, and made paintings that affirmed the medium’s capacity to extend beyond the confines of a rectilinear format. A traveling exhibition, Cora Cohen: paintings and altered x rays 1983-1996, and additional solo and group exhibitions, brought her critical recognition in the United States and Europe.

Altered x Rays, a continually evolving project (begun in the early nineties) of works on exposed x ray film was exhibited at the Field Institute Hombroich, Neuss in June 2011. Recently, Cohen’s painting Curtain, 2008 (75 x 103”), received a Purchase Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, when shown among other of her paintings in Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts 2012.

Cora Cohen’s works have been written about extensively in various publications including The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, Art in America, Art News, Flash Art, The New Yorker, Time Out New York, New York Magazine, ArtNet Magazine, openpr.de, and artcritical.com. Among the institutions that include Cohen’s work in their permanent collections are The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Swedish State Arts Council, Stockholm; The Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch Collection, Berlin; the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro; The William and Uytendale Scott Memorial Study Collection of Works by Women of The Bryn Mawr College Art and Archaeology Collection, Bryn Mawr; Yale University, New Haven; and the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase.

Born in Manhattan in 1943, Cora Cohen studied at Bennington College (B. A. 1964, M. A. 1972) with Paul Feeley and Richard Haas. She has been invited to participate in symposia and to lecture at various institutions including the New York Studio School (2006); Maryland Institute College of Art (2010-2012); the Columbia University School of the Arts (2011); the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2011, 2012); Medicine Hat College, Alberta (2012); and Bennington College (2013).

Cohen is the recipient of a 2013 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship Award. Her previous honors include grants from the NEA (1987); the New York State Foundation for the Arts (1989); the Gottlieb Foundation (1990, 2006); a Yaddo Foundation Residency; The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Space Program Residency, Brooklyn, New York (2008-2009); and The Edward F. Albee Foundation Residency, Montauk, New York (2009). She currently maintains a studio in Long Island City, New York.


Cora Cohen
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Selected Solo Exhibitions

* denotes catalogue and/or essay
 
2013 Cora Cohen - auf Papier, Galerie Hafemann, Wiesbaden
  The Responsibility of Forms, recent paintings, Guided by Invoices, New York, New York
   
2012 Recent Paintings, Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, Connecticut
  Works on Paper, d.m. allison art, Houston, Texas
   
2011 Altered X Rays, Field Institute Hombroich, Museum Insel Hombroich, Neuss
  field notes, Project Room #50, Dinter Fine Art, dinterfineart.com
   
2008 Come in a Little Closer, Recent Paintings, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York, New York
   
2007 *Oblique Forms: Spray Paint Paintings, Photographs, The Hybrid Indexical Adventure Series, Abaton Garage, Jersey City, New Jersey
*Paintings and Drawings, Markus Winter Gallery, Berlin
   
2005 Strange Fruit, Abaton Garage, Jersey City, New Jersey
  Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
   
2004 Jason McCoy Inc., New York, New York
   
2003 National Focus Artist 2003-2004, Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia
   
2002 Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
   
2001 Paintings, McCoy Chelsea, New York, New York
   
1999 Paintings and Altered X Rays, Gerhard-Marcks-Haus, Belvederestrasse 149a, Köln
Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
   
1998 Works on Paper, Upstairs Hering Raum Bonn, Bonn
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, California                                                             
   
1997 The Mob Within the Heart, Hering Raum Bonn, Bonn
Jason McCoy Inc., New York, New York
Cohen/Koberling, Hering Raum Bonn, Bonn
   
1996 * Cora Cohen: paintings and altered x rays 1983-1996
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
   
1994 *Jason McCoy Inc., New York, New York
David Beitzel Gallery, New York, New York
   
1993 New Arts Program, Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Recent Paintings, Jason McCoy Inc., New York, New York
   
1992 A/C Project Room, New York, New York, Cohen/Deleporte
   
1990 Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, New York
   
1988 Wolff Gallery, New York, New York
   
1984 Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York, New York
   
1983 Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey
   
1981 Dunne/Steen Fine Arts, Greenwich, Connecticut
   
1980 Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York, New York
   
1979 Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York, New York
   
1977 State University of New York at Oneonta, New York
   
1976 Soho Center for Visual Artists, New York, New York, Cohen/Fortgang
   
1974 Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York
   
1972 Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont
   

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

   
2014 Making Space, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  Sensitive Instruments, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, Illinois
  Paperazzi 3, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  Sideshow Nation II: At the Alamo, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  Painting in the Expanded Field, Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art, Georgia Regents University Art Gallery, Augusta, Georgia
   
2013 Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Industry City, Brooklyn, New York
  Season Review, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, New York
  Signs and Systems, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  Signature Works, Guided By Invoices, New York, New York
  Paperazzi 2, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
  Sideshow Nation, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
   
2012 Assembly 2012, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, New York
  Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York
  Paper Band, Jason McCoy Inc., New York, New York
  Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts 2012, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York
  I Surrender, devening projects + editions, Chicago, Illinois
  Hex: Cora Cohen, Loren Erdrich, Tamara Gonzales, Margrit Lewczuk, JennyLynn McNutt and Joelen Mulvaney, curated by Joelen Mulvaney, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
  Mic: check (occupy), Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
   
2011 auf Papier, Galerie Hafemann, Wiesbaden
American Women
, Elder Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina
Drawn out Death
, curated by Angel Quesada, Rolando Reyna, Talento Bilingue de Houston, Houston, Texas
Polis
, curated by Markus Winter, Art Blog Art Blog, New York, New York
Scripted
, curated by Todd Keyser, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
70 Years of Abstract Painting - Excerpts
, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, New York
It’s All Good! apocalypse now!
Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
   
2010 *Carl Plansky and Friends, Sam and Adele Golden Gallery, New Berlin, New York
This World, Other World
, curated by David Gronzinsky, Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, Vermont
The Feminine in Abstract Painting
, new works by Cora Cohen, Melanie Parke, Kiki Slaughter, Margie Stewart, Emily Amy Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
It's a Wonderful 10th, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
   
2009 *Strokes, curated by John Pomara, Visual Arts Building: Main Gallery, The University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Group Exhibition, William Shearburn Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
It’s a Wonderful Life, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
   
2008 Shape Shifters: New York Painters, curated by James Biederman, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, North Carolina; Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Back to the Drawing Board, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York, New York

   
2007 No Words And Words On Paper, Stalke Kirke Sonnerup, Denmark
Dutch Barn Fall Show, curated by Rose Burlingham, Clinton Corners, New York
Painters of California and New York, Elder Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina
Art Connections 4r, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey
 
 
 
   
2004 The Art Fair, The 69th Regiment Armory, Jason McCoy Inc., New York, New York
   
2003 im + provisus: Compositions in Jazz, curated by Alison Nichols Ferring and Eva Lundsager, Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, Missouri
Painting Painting, N3 Project Space, Williamsburg, New York
   
2002 Back to the Future, curated by Michael St. John and Jason Duval; Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, New York
CEPA Benefit Art Auction, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York
   
2001 *The Five and Dime Series, The Record, the Death, the Surprise, Jan Van der Donk, New York, New York
Celebrating Yaddo Artists, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York
   
1999 Oppenhoff and Rädler, organized by Stefanie Hering, Leipzig
Galerie Mariann Ahnlund, Stockholm Art Fair, Stockholm
*Immediacies of the Hand: Recent Abstract Painting in New York, curated by Carter Ratcliff and Kim Sobel, Hunter College, Times Square Gallery, New York, New York
Positionen 33 Painting, Hering Raum Stahlwerk Willich, Willich
Selected Paintings, McCoy Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
   
1998 Painting New York/Copenhagen, Stalke Out of Space, Copenhagen
*Art On Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina
Galerie Mariann Ahnlund, Stockholm Art Fair, Stockholm
Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, Texas
Lilith, curated by Stephanie Theodore; The Workspace at Dolgenos, Newman, & Cronin, New York, New York
Absolute Surprise to Benefit the Royal College of Art and the New York Studio School, David McKee Gallery, New York, New York
Coaliton for the Homeless Benefit Exhibition and Auction, The Puck Building, New York, New York
*The Tsagaris/Hilberry Collection: A Sustaining Passion, The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona Rapids, Iowa; Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, Iowa
   
1997 Pool, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, California
Abstract Painting, curated by Jeffrey Wasserman, Carrie Hadad Gallery, Hudson, New York
   
1996 *After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting Since 1970, curated by Lilly Wei, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York
Import/Export, presented by Stefanie Hering at Auto Kaiser, Köln
Cohen, Dagly, Dahn, Penck, others, Galerie Brigitte Schenk, Köln,

Galerie Mariann Ahnlund, Umeå
Accrochage
, Hering Raum Bonn, Bonn
Cora Cohen, Leslie Kamen, Robert Mallary, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York, New York
   
1995 Salon des Tree, Central Park, New York, New York
*In Search of the Pleasure Principle, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York
*New York University 1995 Faculty Show, Apex Art, New York, New York
Smells Like Vinyl, Roger Merians Gallery, New York, New York
   
1994 Freedom—Discipline—Abstraction, Trans Hudson Gallery, Jersey City, New Jersey
Heterogeneity, Abstraction and Virtual Space, curated by Leonard Bullock, Out of the Blue Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Mirage, with McClelland, Nelson, Szold, Whitten, Penine Hart Gallery, New York, New York
Abstract Paintings, Klein Art Works, Chicago, Illinois
Small Format Abstract Paintings, Bill Maynes Contemporary Art, New York, New York
Jason McCoy Inc., New York, New York
*Contemporary American Artists, United States Embassy, Manilla
   
1993 Libidinal Painting, curated by Bill Arning; White Columns, New York, New York
30th Anniversary Exhibition of Drawings for the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, New York
Inaugural Show 1993, The Painting Center, New York, New York
New Works by Gallery Artists, Jason McCoy Inc., New York, New York
   
1992 Introductions, Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri
Contemporary Surfaces, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York, New York
An Esemplastic Shift, A/C Project Room, New York, New York
*Painting Self-Evident, curated by Katherine Porter; Piccolo Spoleto, Charleston, South Carolina
Painting Invitational, with Bloodgood, Bullock, Kinmont; Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, New York
Multiple Grounds, with Balth, Fisher, Ostendarp; Sytsema Galleries, Baarn
The Fetish of Knowledge, A/C Project Room, New York, New York
Ho Hum All Ye Faithful, John Post Lee Gallery, New York, New York
Shades of Difference, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, New York
   
1991 *Strategies for the Next Painting, curated by Saul Ostrow and Jamie Wolff, Wolff Gallery, New York, New York; Feigen Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
   
1990 Painting the Dematerialized Ego, with Fitzgerald and Boocheever, Genovese Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Postminimalism, Genovese Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Serial Drawings, Genovese Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
The Radiant Principle, Penine Hart Gallery, New York, New York
   
1989 A Decade of American Drawing: 1980-89, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Methods of Abstraction, Urban Gallery, New York, New York
   
1988 Among Them, But Not Of Them, with Fisher, Heilmann, Sarat, Saxon-Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Six Abstract Painters, Penine Hart Gallery, New York, New York
Aspects of Abstraction, with Eigenheer, Hess, Mitchell, Murray, Pfaff, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, New York
Group Revelations, The Harcus Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
   
1987 The Presence of Nature: Some American Paintings, with Berthot, de Kooning, Dove, Hartley, Krasner, Mitchell, curated by Beth Urdang, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
*Art Against AIDS, curated by Robert Rosenblum, Dia Art Foundation, New York, New York
Contemporary and Modern Masters, Lever/Meyerson Galleries, New York, New York
Painting Invitational, with Goldberg, Mitchell, Mueller, Palazzolo, Porter, Bette Stoler Gallery, New York, New York
Paintings and Sculpture by Candidates for Art Awards, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, New York
   
1985 *Painting as Landscape: Views of American Modernism, curated by Klaus Kertess, Baxter Art Gallery, Pasadena, California; Parrish Art Museum, Southhampton, New York
The Non-Objective World, curated by Stephen Westfall, Kamikaze, New York, New York
   
1984 Figures of Paint, curated by Klaus Kertess, Cable Gallery, New York, New York
   
1982 Abstract Substance and Meaning: Painting by Women Artists, College Art Association New York City Convention, New York, New York
   
1979 *New Options in Painterly Abstraction, with Palazzolo, Phillips, Porter; Cadman Plaza East Courthouse, Brooklyn, New York
   
1976 New Talent, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Invitational Exhibition, Deitcher/O'Reilley Gallery, New York, New York
   
 
 

Selected Bibliography

Schwabsky, Barry: The Nation “Surviving the Moment” December 2013
Joy, Christopher and Zachary Keeting: gorkysgranddaughter.com “Cora Cohen, Nov 2013” December 2013
Dressler, Christine: Wiesbadener Kurier “Ausblutende Farbe und tanzende Figuren” September 2013
Jablon, Samuel: hyperallergic.com “The Formative Formlessness of Cora Cohen” August 22, 2013
Griffin, Nora: The Brooklyn Rail “CORA COHEN The Responsibility of Forms” March 4, 2013
Kohler, William Eckhardt: The Huffington Post “Cora Cohen - Divine Madness” March 1, 2013
Rhodes, David: artcritical.com “Dirty/Clean Painting: Cora Cohen at Guided by Invoices” March 6, 2013
Kalina, Richard: The Brooklyn Rail “The Four Corners of Painting” December 10, 2012
New York Times “Events in Connecticut: New Canaan: Heather Gaudio Fine Art ‘Another Blank Space,’ works by Cora Cohen.” November 3, 2012
Wagner, Anne M.: Art Forum “Passages: Helen Frankenthaler 1928-2011” Vol. 50, No. 8
April 2012
Mittelstedt, Mitchell Ed: F Newsmagazine “Cora Cohen’s Writerly Art” November 14, 2011
Newhall, Edith: The Philadelphia Inquirer “Galleries: Going Off Script With A Show Called Scripted” August 7, 2011
Smith, Roberta: The New York Times “Chelsea: Art Chockablock with Encyclopedic Range” November 13, 2008
Waltemath, Joan: The Brooklyn Rail “Cora Cohen” November 2008
Riley, Jennifer: artcritical.com “Cora Cohen: Come in a Little Closer at Michael Steinberg”
November 3, 2008
Sneed, Gillian: New York Arts Magazine “Trends in Contemporary Painting” July/August 2008
Quinlan, Cathy Nan: artcritical.com “Shape Shifters: New York Painters” May 7, 2008
Maine, Stephen: “Keeping it Real” catalogue essay to accompany the solo exhibition Oblique Forms: Spray Paint Paintings, Photographs, The Hybrid Indexical Adventure Series at Abaton Garage, September 9 – October 31, 2007
MacAdam, Barbara: ARTnews “The New Abstraction” Vol. 106, No. 4, April 2007
Buhmann, Stefanie: “Experience versus Experimentation” catalogue essay to accompany the solo exhibition of paintings and drawings at Galerie Markus Winter, Berlin, February 10 – March 31, 2007
Bortz, Lauri: “Far Less Tangible States of Being, Cohen’s altered x rays, drawings and photographs” Independent essay, August 2006
Maine, Stephen: Art in America “Cora Cohen at Jason McCoy” February 2005
Buhmann, Stefanie: The Brooklyn Rail “Cora Cohen, Jason McCoy Gallery” November 1, 2004
The Art in Embassies Program, United States Embassy Sarajevo, Catalogue, 2004
Schwabsky, Barry: “One Art” essay to accompany 2004 exhibition, 2004
Rubenstein, Raphael: Art in America “Not a Mirage” No. 12, December 2002
Cohen, Cora: Abaton Press “The Record, the Death, the Surprise” August 1999
Landi, Ann: ARTnews “New York Reviews” Vol. 98, No. 7, Summer 1999
Cotter, Holland: The New York Times “ART IN REVIEW; ‘Immediacies of the Hand’ -- Recent Abstract Painting in New York” April 9, 1999
Ratcliff, Carter and Kim Sobel: “Immediacies of the Hand: Recent Abstract Painting in New York” catalogue accompanying the exhibition, 1999
Sendo, Lenore: Art Vue, “Reviews” 1998
Heartney, Eleanor: Art in America, June, 1998
Schmerler, Sarah: Art News “New York Reviews” Vol. 97, No. 2, February 1998
Pope, Robert Russell III: “The Abstract Painter As Snake Handler: An Investigation and Interpretation of the Practice of Five American Abstract Painters in 1998” dissertation, Florida State University
Humphrey, Jacqueline: Greensboro News and Record “Art on Paper Show Has Unfinished Feeling” November 19, 1998
Perl, Jed: The New Republic “Transformations” December 1, 1997
Brackman, Yvette: Time Out New York, October 23-30, 1997 Issue 109
Arning, Bill: Art in America “John Zinsser at Pamela Auchincloss” November 1997
_______: The New Yorker, October 13, 1997
Smith, Dinitia: The New York Times “Weekend Excursion; Besides the Hudson, The Lure of Art” October 10, 1997
Ebony, David: artnet.com “David Ebony's New York Top Ten” September 23, 1997
_______: The New Yorker, September 22, 1997
Hirsch, Robert: Exploring Color Photography, figure 22.5, Brown & Benchmark Publishers, Madison, Wisconsin, 1997
Johnson, Ken: The New York Times, “Art Guide” September 26, 1997
_______: Time Out New York “Galleries: 57th Street” Issue 103, September 11-18, 1997
Arning, Bill: Time Out New York “Lilith”, Issue 103, September 11-18, 1997
Mendelsohn, John: The Jewish Week “The Abstract Lilith” August 29, 1997
Newhall, Edith: New York Magazine “Fall Previews” September 8, 1997
Schwabsky, Barry: Review “Five Shows I Wish I'd Had a Chance to Write About, 1996-7”
July/August 1997
Cosar, Sascha: Bonner Rundschau “Urbanes Lebensgefühl in Amerika” May 22, 1997
_______: Bonner Illustrierte, May 1997
Seidel, Martin: Bonner Generalanzeiger “Spaß mit Öl und Marmorstaub” May 6, 1997
_______: Bonner Generalanzeiger “Tips und Termine” April 18, 1997
_______: Kölneiz Illustrierte “Nene Ausslellungen, Import/Export” November 1996
Macmillan, Kyle: Sunday World Herald “Exhibitions at Joslyn Illustrate Two Different Approaches to Art” September 15, 1996
Stich, Sidra: “Paintings and Altered X rays 1983 – 1996” catalogue accompanying the exhibition, includes a conversation with Barry Schwabsky, The University of Alabama, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, July1996
Björkman, Anders: Västerbottens - Kuriren “The Earth Reddens and Bursts” Umeå, Sweden, April 26, 1996
Bell, J. Bowyer: Review “Reviews and Previews of Current Exhibitions in New York” Vol. 1, No. 1, April 1996
Lehrer, Leonard and Rand, Steven: “Diverse Group One Direction” catalogue of New York University Faculty Exhibition at Apex Art, Spring 1995
Huntington, Richard: The Buffalo News “Sweet Visions From 13 Seekers of Pleasure” April 27, 1995
Huntington, Richard: The Buffalo News “Joy Division” April 7, 1995
________: Camera and Darkroom, April 1995
________: Women Artists: Selections from the Collections of Bryn Mawr College Calendar 1996
Campbell, Kathleen and Hirsch, Robert: “in SEARCH of the PLEASURE PRINCIPLE” catalogue of the exhibition 1995
U. S. Embassy, Manila: “Contemporary American Artists” catalogue of the exhibition 1994
Nadelman, Cynthia: Drawing “Museum Acquisitions” Vol. XVI, No. 4, November/December 1994
Stevens, Mark: New York Magazine “Bravura Brushwork” Vol. 27, No. 47, November 28, 1994
Nochlin, Linda: “Cora Cohen: Recent Paintings” catalogue of the exhibition, 1994
Bacon, George: The Art Newspaper, No. 40, July - September 1994
Kalina, Richard: Art in America, Vol. 82, No. 7, July 1994
Morgan, Robert C.: Art Press “Peintures pour un hiver” No. 190, International Edition, April 1994
Neugroshel, Joachim: The New York Review of Art, Vol. I, No. 2, April 24, 1994
Hirsch, Faye: Art in America, Vol. 82, No. 1, January 1994
________: The New Yorker, October 4, 1993
Smith, Roberta: The New York Times, “Art in Review” December 10, 1993
Wei, Lilly: Art in America, Vol. 81, No. 6, June 1993
Henry, Gerrit: Art News, Vol. 92, No. 6, Summer 1993
Cotter, Holland: The New York Times, “Art in Review” March 19, 1993
_________: The New Yorker “Bright Spark” March 22, 1993
McConaughy, Claire: Cover “Cora Cohen/Anne Delaporte” Vol. VII , Winter 1993
Cohen, Cora: Tema Celeste “The Fulcrum of the Fight” No. 37-38, Autumn 1992
Cotter, Holland: The New York Times, “Art in Review” August 7, 1992
Phillips, Michael: “Painting Self-Evident: Evolutions in Abstraction” catalogue of the exhibition, 1992
Ostrow, Saul: “Shifting Grounds, Unstable Territories” essay for the exhibition Multiple Grounds, 1992
_________: Tema Celeste "Where the Meaning Begins”; from a Round Table on Abstraction, No. 35, April/May 1992
Figee, Thea: Utrechts Nieuwsblad “Nieuwe materieschilderkunst uit New York” March 28, 1992
Ostrow, Saul: Tema Celeste “Strategies for a New Abstraction” Special Issue, No. 32-33, Autumn 1991
Cohen, Cora: Bomb Magazine “Social Volition” No. 37, Fall 1991
Kaneda, Shirley: Arts Magazine “Painting and Its Others, The Feminine in Abstract Painting” Vol. 65, No. 6, Summer 1991
Artner, Alan G.: Chicago Tribune, March 8, 1991
Ostrow, Saul: “Strategies for the Next Painting” catalogue of the exhibition, 1991
Kaneda, Shirley: Arts Magazine “Painting and its Others in the Realm of the Feminine” Summer 1990
McQuaid, Cate: South End News “Painting the Ego” October 3, 1990
Sherman, Mary: Boston Globe “Trying to Classify the Art of our Time” August 1990
McQuaid, Cate: South End News “Drawing the Line” June 28, 1990
Westfall, Stephen: Art in America, Vol. 77, No. 6, June 1989
Welish, Marjorie: Arts Magazine, Vol. 63, No. 7, March 1989
Donohue, Marlena: Los Angeles Times, December 2, 1988
_________: Bomb Magazine “An Abbreviated Theory of the Body” No. XXV; Reproduction, Fall 1986
Brenson, Michael: The New York Times, “Art: Works by 7 Women, ‘Aspects of Abstraction’ ” January 22, 1988
Cohen, Cora and Betsy Sussler: Bomb Magazine “ Joan Mitchell” No. 17, Fall 1986
Kertess, Klaus: “John Chamberlain: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Sculpture 1954-85”
Kertess, Klaus: “Painting as Landscape” catalogue of the exhibition, 1985
Cora Cohen: Bomb Magazine “Training the Warhorse” No. XI, Winter 1985
Choate, Pari Stave: Flash Art “New York Reviews” No. 118, Summer 1984
Moorman, Peggy: Art News “New York Reviews” Vol. 83, No. 6, Summer 1984
Brenson, Michael: The New York Times, March 16, 1984
Zimmer, William: Arts Magazine, Vol. 58, No. 7, March 1984
Rickey, Carrie: The Village Voice “Why Women Don't Express Themselves” November 2, 1982
_________: Bennington Banner July 6, 1982
Kenny, Kay: Women's Art Journal “Abstract Substance and Meaning: Painting by Women Artists” Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring/Summer 1982
Nadelman, Cynthia: ARTnews “New York Reviews” Vol. 80, No. 4, April 1981
Polk, James: Art World “New York Exhibitions” March 20, 1981
Polk, James: Greenwich Time “The Arts” March 13, 1981
Zimmer, William: Soho Weekly News “Reviews” December 3, 1980
Frank, Peter: The Village Voice “Reviews” June 4, 1979
Phillips, Michael: “New Options in Painterly Abstraction” catalogue of the exhibition 1979
Cohen, Randy: Synapse “Liz Philips in New York City, Sound Articulates Space” Vol. 1, No. 5, January/February 1977
Canaday, John: The New York Times “It's Spring in Connecticut, and New Talent Blooms” May 9, 1976
Lorber, Richard: Arts Magazine “Reviews” Vol. 50, No. 3, March 1976
Wright, Carolyn: Syracuse New Times “Ambiguity in Art and Person” December 8, 1974

 
 
Selected Symposia/Interviews/Panels/Lectures
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2014 Painting as Agency, Brooklyn College, GASU Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Brooklyn, New York
  Painting as Agency, Marywood University, Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Scranton, Pennsylvania
  Sensitive Instruments, a panel about Painting today, moderated by Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, 102nd Annual CAA Conference,
Chicago, Illinois
   
2013 Living Together, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont
   
2012 Living Together; Young People Who Paint, Medicine Hat College, Alberta, Canada
Living Together, Young Painters, Visting Lecture Series, Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

   
2011 Painting in the Age of Digital Technology, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
Living Together, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Visiting Lecture Series
Living Together, School of the Arts Columbia University, Visiting Lecture Series

   
2010 Is Painting a Language? symposium moderated by Joan Waltemath, Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Becoming A Painter, Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

   
2009 My Work, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
   
2008 “Once or a Thousand Times,” moderated by Wendy Gittler, New York Artists Equity Association, The Art Students League,
New York, New York
   
2007 "Being a Painter," University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2006 “My Work,” Fordham University, New York, New York
“On Her Work,” New York Studio School, New York, New York
   
1999 Open Studio to Benefit the Coalition for the Homeless
Interview with Cora Cohen, published by Bentley Gallery to accompany a solo exhibition
   
1998 Contemporary Painting: Interview with Cora Cohen by Robert Pope as part of a Dissertation on Contemporary Abstract Painting, Florida State University
   
1996 “Kunstmarkt New York/Köln,” Interview by Peter Krüger, Köln
   
1995 "Artists in the Studio: Cora Cohen," video aired on channel 16, December 17, 1995, New York, New York
   
1992 “The Feminine in Abstract Painting,” moderated by Anna Chave, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
   
1991 Round Table on Abstraction under the auspices of Tema Celeste at Charlie Clough's, New York, New York
   
1989 "Institutions of the Art World," moderated by Paul Mattick, American Society of Aesthetics, New York, New York
 

 

Grants and Awards

 
2013 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
   
2012 American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Award, New York, New York
   
2009 The Edward F. Albee Foundation Residency, Montauk, NY
   
2008-09 The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Space Program Residency, Brooklyn, NY
   
2006 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Award
   
1998 The Pollock / Krasner Foundation Award
   
1990 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Award
   
1989 New York Foundation for the Arts, Painting Fellowship
   
1987 National Endowment for the Arts, Painting Fellowship
   
1982 Fellow, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York
   
1969 University of Pennsylvania, Fellowship in Fine Arts—Painting
   
1964 Bennington College, Fellowship in Studio Art
 

 

Selected Curatorial Projects

 
2009 Snippets, Sampling, Static, The Educational Alliance, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, New York, New York 
 
1992 An Esemplastic Shift, AC Project Room, New York, New York 

 

Selected Teaching

 
2012 Medicine Hat College, Alberta, Canada - Visiting Artist
  School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois - Visiting Artist
  New York Studio School - Drawing Marathon
   
2011 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont - Visiting Critic
   
2010-11 Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
   
2007-11 The Educational Alliance, New York, New York  – Contemporary Painting
   
2006,7,9 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont – Visiting Critic
   
2006 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland – Adjunct Faculty
   
2005 New York University – Visiting Artist
Private Studio Tutorial – Drawing
   
2004 The New School, New York – Visiting Artist
State University of New Jersey, Newark – Adjunct Faculty
   
2003 Washington University, St. Louis – Visiting Artist
Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia – Visiting Artist
   
2000 Corcoran Museum and School of Art – Visiting Artist
Vermont Studio Center – Visiting Critic
   
1998-03 The University of North Carolina, Greensboro – Associate Professor of Art
   
1999 Vermont Studio Center – Visiting Critic
   
1998 Vermont Studio Center – Visiting Critic
   
1997 Vermont Studio Center – Visiting Critic
School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Visiting Artist
New York University – Adjunct Faculty
Fundamentals of Painting; M.F.A. Studio Critique
   
1996 Kunsthögskolan, Umeå – Seminar
Kunsthögskolan, Stockholm – Seminar
University of Minnesota – Visiting Artist
New York University – Adjunct Faculty – Advanced Painting
   
1995 New York University – Adjunct Faculty – Advanced Drawing
Boston Museum School of Fine Arts – Visiting Artist
   
1994 Tyler School of Art, Temple University  - Lecture
New York University – Adjunct Faculty – Fundamentals of Drawing – Advanced Painting
Boston Museum School of Fine Arts – Visiting Artist
   
1993 New York University – Adjunct Faculty – Advanced Painting
School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Visiting Professor
New York University – Adjunct Faculty – Advanced Drawing
New Arts Program, Kutztown, Pennsylvania – Visiting Artist
   
1992 School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Visiting Professor
School of the Art Institute of Chicago at Oxbow – Visiting Artist
New York University – Adjunct Faculty – Painting
Brooklyn College – Lecture
   
1991 New York University – Adjunct Faculty – Fundamentals of Drawing
School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Visiting Artist
Kent State University – Blossom Art Program – Visiting Artist
   
1990 New York University – Adjunct Faculty – Introduction to Drawing, Advanced Painting
Tyler School of Art – Visiting Artist
   
1989 New York Studio School – Lecture
   
1985 Boston Museum School of Fine Arts – Visiting Artist
   
1984 School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Visiting Artist
Wesleyan University, Connecticut – Studio Lecture
University of Chicago – Visiting Artist
   
1983 School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Visiting Artist
Converse College, South Carolina – Studio Lecture
   
1979 C. W. Post College, Long Island – Studio Lecture
   
1970-72 Bennington College, Vermont – Drawing
   
1969-70 University of Pennsylvania – Artist-in-Residence
   

 

Public Collections


Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase
Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont
The William and Uytendale Scott Memorial Study Collection of Works by Women, The Bryn Mawr College Art and Archaeology Collection, Bryn Mawr
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
Chemical Bank Collection, New York
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Oestreicher Properties Inc., New York
RCM Capital Management, San Francisco
Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, Tuscaloosa
Sonesta Hotels, Boston
The Swedish APOTEKET AB, Stockholm
The Swedish State Art Council, Stockholm
The Texas State Bank, Houston
The Tsagaris/Hilberry Collection
The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro
Yale University, New Haven
Widener Library, Cambridge

 

Education

 
Bennington College, Vermont, B. A., M. A. (Painting and Drawing) 1972