Nancy Cohen

  • Installation "Hackensack Dreaming" at Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY, 2015. Glass, wire, ceramic, handmade paper, rubber, monofilament.
  • detail of north wall of "Hackensack Dreaming" at New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ 2014. Glass, wire, ceramic, handmade paper, rubber, monofilament.
  • "Tide Line", 2018 21 x 64 inches, Paper pulp and handmade paper
  • "Low Tide", 2018 44 x 44 inches, Paper pulp and handmade paper
  • "Intercoastal", 2018, 18 x 12 x 6 inches, Glass, metal, ceramic
  • "Breakwater", 2018 54 x 54 inches, Paper pulp, ink and handmade paper
  • "Yours and Mine", 2017, Paper Pulp and Handmade paper 80 x 98 inches
  • "Tacking Home" 2019, 80 x 98 inches, Paper pulp and handmade paper
  • "Murky" 2019, 19 x 12 x 4 inches, Glass, Sand, Metal
  • "Elements of a General Theory of Hydrodynamics" at BioBAT, Brooklyn, NY. 2019. 35 x 11 x 6 feet. Handmade paper and wire.

Nancy Cohen’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the United States and is represented in important collections, such as The Montclair Museum, The Newark Public Library, The Weatherspoon Art Gallery, and The Zimmerli Museum. She has completed numerous large-scale, site-specific projects including for Thomas Paine Park in lower Manhattan, The Staten Island Botanical Garden, The Noyes Museum of Art, The Katonah Museum of Art, and Howard University. She has collaborated with scientists, artists and poets including Shirley Tilghman and Jim Sturm of Princeton University, JeanMarie Harman of Rutgers University, visual artist Anna Boothe and performance poet Edwin Torres.
Her travelling installation Hackensack Dreaming (2013-2015) was exhibited at New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ, UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philadelphia, PA and at Duke University, Raleigh, NC.
Her April 2019 solo exhibition Force: Observations from the Interior was at Markel Fine Arts in in Manhattan. Recent group exhibitions include Kin at Accola Griefen Fine Art and Summation & Absence at BIOBAT Art Space both in Brooklyn, Glass: An Alternate History at Heller Gallery, in Manhattan, and New Directions in Fiber Art at the Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ.
Cohen’s work has been reviewed in books and periodicals, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Village Voice, ArtNews, and Sculpture Magazine. Awards include five fellowships from the NJ State Council on the Arts, two from the Brodsky Center, a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, and an ISE Cultural Foundation Grant. She has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, The Millay Colony, Dieu Donne, Pilchuck Glass School, WheatonArts, Bullseye Glass, and The Tides Institute. Cohen received her MFA Columbia University and her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology. She currently teaches at Queens College.

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    • 32 Erie street
    • Jersey City NJ 07302
    • 551-208-0556

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