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Cora Cohen

Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture Series



Cora Cohen - sample work

The Marywood University Department of Visual Arts DISTINGUISHED VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES presents a lecture by New York painter CORA COHEN on Tuesday March 25 at 3:30 pm. This special event will take place in Multi-Media Room 160 in the Learning Resource Center at Marywood, and will be followed by a reception in the Visual Arts Center. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

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.

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; Yale University, New Haven; and the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase.

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.

We take great pleasure in hosting this lecture in which Ms. Cohen will show slides of her work and speak about her ideas and working process. Audience members will have an opportunity to meet the artist at the reception immediately following the lecture. This event is sponsored by the Marywood University Cultural Affairs Committee and Department of Visual Arts.

For more information please contact Steven Alexander at 570-348-6211, ext. 2691.