Nicole CohenBack to Artists
Born in Falmouth, Massachusetts, Nicole Cohen received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern California. She has exhibited at the J. Paul Getty Museum (2007-09), Williams College Museum of Art (Williamstown, MA), the Fabric Workshop and Museum (Philadelphia, PA), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, American University Museum (Washington, D.C.), the Brooklyn Museum (2012), and the New York Public Library. In 2011, she unveiled a public art sculpture in the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. She has also shown internationally in Berlin, Germany; Bergen, Norway; Paris, France; Harajaku, Osaka, Kobe, and Tokyo, Japan; and Shanghai, China.
Cohen’s work is positioned at the intersection of contemporary reality, personal fantasy, and culturally constructed space. She consistently explores her interest in engaging the audience and challenging notions of lifestyle, domesticity, celebrity, and social behavior. Although trained in painting and drawing, Cohen most frequently uses video as her medium, playing upon its intrinsic capacities to manipulate time, distort scale and environment, and overlay imagery.