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Cora Cohen, American Artist. Recipient New York Foundation Arts Gottlieb Foundation award, 1990, Pollock Krasner award, 1998; Painting fellow National Endowment for the Arts, 1987; Yaddo Residence grantee, 1982, 95, New Faculty grantee U. North Carolina, 1999. Member Simon Wiesenthal Center, College Art Association.


Cohen, Cora was born on October 19, 1943 in New York City. Daughter of George and Anne (Lenarsky) Cohen.


Bachelor, Bennington College, 1964; Master of Arts, Bennington College, 1972.


Visiting artist University Pennsylvania, 1969-1970, University Chicago, 1983-1995, Art Institute School Chicago, 1983-1985, 97, Boston Museum School Fine Arts, 1994-1995, University Minnesota, 1996, Kunsthögskolan, Stockholm, 1996, Corcoran Museum School Art, 2000, Washington University, St. Louis, 2003. Visiting professor Art Institute School Chicago, 1992-1993. Adjunct faculty New York University, 1990-2000, Rutgers University, Newark, 2004, Maryland Institute College Art, 2005-2006.

Associate professor art University North Carolina, Greensboro, 1998-2003, Vermont Studio Center, 1999-2002, 06, 07, 09. National focus artist Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia, 2003-2004. Guest lecturer New School, 2004.

New York Studio School, 2006. 4th year adviser Maryland Institute College Art, 2005, 06. Instructor Educational Alliance, New York City, 2007-2010.

Guest artist Maryland Institute College Art, 2008, 10.


  • Other Work

    • One-person shows include Everson Museum Art, Syracuse, New York, 1974, Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York City, 1979-1980, 84, Wolff Gallery, 1988, Holly Solomon Gallery, 1990, New Arts Program, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, 1993, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York City, 1993-1994, David Beitzel Gallery, New York City, 1994, Sarah Moody Gallery Art, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1996, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, 1996, Hering Raum, Bonn, Germany, 1997-1998, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, 1997, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York City, 1997, Belvedere Strasse, 1999, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1999, 2002, 05, Stefanie Hering, Berlin, 2000, McCoy Chelsea, 2001, Emory (Virginia) and Henry College, 2003-2004, Jason McCoy Incorporated, New York York City, 2004, Abaton Garage, Jersey City, 2005, 07, Galerie Martius Winter, Berlin, 2007, Come in a Little Closer, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York, 2008. Exhibited in group shows at Baxter Art Gallery, Pasadena, California, 1985, American Academy and Institute Arts and Letters, New York City, 1987, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, 1987, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, Contemporary Surfaces, New York City, 1992, A/C Project Room, An Esemplastic Shift, New York City, 1992, Sandra Gering Gallery, 1992, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston, South Carolina, 1992, The Fetish of Knowledge, A/C Project Room, New York City, 1992, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, 1989, Wolff Gallery, New York City, 1991, Feigen Gallery, 1991, Sytsema Galleries, Baarn, Holland, 1992, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York City, 1993, The Painting Center, New York City, 1993, White Columns, New York City, 1993, Bill Maynes Contemporary Art, New York City, 1994, Penine Hart Gallery, New York, 1994, Trans Hudson Gallery, Jersey City, Out of the Blue Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1994, Cepa Gallery, Buffalo, 1995, 2000, the Smart Fair, Stockholm, 1995, New York University, New York City, 1995, Newhouse Center Contemporary Art, Staten Island, New York, 1997, Galleri Mariann Ahnlund Umea, Sweden, 1996, Accrochage, Hering Raum, Bonn, 1996, Galerie Brigitte Schenk, Köln, Germany, Köln Art Fair, 1997, Cepa Gallery, Buffalo, Galleri Mariann Ahnlund, Stockholm, Stalke Out of Space, Copenhagen, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, 1998, Oppenhoff & Rädler, Leipzig, Stockholm Art Fair, Hunter College, Times Square Gallery, New York, The Art Fair, The 69th Regiment Armory, New York, 1999, 2002, 04, 06, McCoy, Kansas City, 2000, Open Studio to Benefit the Coalition for the Homeless, New York, 2000, University Arizona Museum Art, Tucson, 2001, The Five and Dime Series, Jan Van de Donk, New York, 2001, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, 2002, Painting Painting N3 Project Space, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, 2003, Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, 2003, Stalke Collection Gallery, Gallery Kirke, Sonnerup, Denmark, 2006, The Fall Dutch Barn Show, Clinton Corners New York, 2007, Painters of New York and California, Elder Gallery, Charlotte, Painting from New York City, University North Carolina-Pembroke, Shape-Shifters, It's a Wonderful Life, Side Show Gallery, Brooklyn, 2008, Art 4 Connections, The George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, New Jersey, This World, Other World, David Grozinsky, Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, Vermont, 2010, The Femenine in Abstract Painting, Emily Amy Gallery, Atlanta, 2010, It's Wonderful Tenth, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, 2010. Photgrapher: Cohen, Cora: The Record, The Death, The Surprise, 1999, William Shearbnrn Gallery, Santa Fe 2009, Strokes, 2009, Back to The Drawing Board, 2009, Carl Plansky and Friends, Samanel Adele Golden Gallery, New Berlin, New York, 2010, John Pomera, University Texas Dallas.


Member Simon Wiesenthal Center, College Art Association.


George Cohen

Anne (Lenarsky) Cohen