Nancy Cohen
Gully
2016

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

Interested in the juxtaposition of fragility and strength – evident in our personal lives and the broader environment. Nancy Cohen is drawn to handmade paper for its transformative qualities, its potential for translucency, and its ability to be both skin and structure. These dualities allow the artist to merge material and content.

Her working methods allow an implication of the body in the work—its touch and tenderness, its frailty and endurance. In her installations, elements hang in the balance, each one necessary, vulnerable, beautiful and above all interdependent.


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, Yale University 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 at Snug Harbor, The Ross Woodward School in New Haven, CT, The Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, NJ, The Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, NY, Park HaGalil in Karmiel, Israel, and for Howard University in Washington DC. Her most recent installation Hackensack Dreaming was traveled and exhibited at UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philadelphia, PA and The Power Plant Gallery at Duke University, Raleigh, NC.

Cohen’s work has been reviewed in books and periodicals, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Village Voice, ArtNews, American Craft, Glass Quarterly 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, an ISE Cultural Foundation Grant and a workspace residency from Dieu Donné.

She has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, The Millay Colony, The Archie Bray Foundation, The Pilchuck Glass School, WheatonArts, Bullseye Glass and The Studio at Corning.

She currently teaches at Queens College and Pratt Institute.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent. The imperfections and uneven borders are inherent in the materials and are intentionally kept in the artwork.
  • Dimensions
    80 in. H x 70 in. W
  • Dealer Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU17221603983
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2015

Typical response time: 17 hours

Located in Brooklyn, NY

More from this Seller

Hackensack Net
Hackensack Net
Nancy Cohen
Handmade Paper, Pigment
Interested in the juxtaposition of fragility and strength – evident in our personal lives and the broader environment. Nancy Cohen is drawn to handmade paper for its transformative qual...
Rubber River
Rubber River
Nancy Cohen
Handmade Paper, Pigment
Interested in the juxtaposition of fragility and strength – evident in our personal lives and the broader environment. Nancy Cohen is drawn to handmade paper for its transformative qual...
Hackensack Marsh
Hackensack Marsh
Nancy Cohen
Thread, Resin, Rubber, Handmade Paper, Pigment
Interested in the juxtaposition of fragility and strength – evident in our personal lives and the broader environment. Nancy Cohen is drawn to handmade paper for its transformative qual...
Cosmos 2
Cosmos 2
Sylvia Schwartz
Handmade Paper, Pigment
In Sylvia Schwartz' structures, silicone molds are cast from both natural and hand-made forms, including clay coils, volcanic rock patterns, seaweed, and her own fingerprints. The hu...
Cosmos 4
Cosmos 4
Sylvia Schwartz
Handmade Paper, Pigment
In Sylvia Schwartz' structures, silicone molds are cast from both natural and hand-made forms, including clay coils, volcanic rock patterns, seaweed, and her own fingerprints. The hu...
Cosmos 5
Cosmos 5
Sylvia Schwartz
Handmade Paper, Pigment
In Sylvia Schwartz' structures, silicone molds are cast from both natural and hand-made forms, including clay coils, volcanic rock patterns, seaweed, and her own fingerprints. The hu...
Cosmos 10
Cosmos 10
Sylvia Schwartz
Handmade Paper, Pigment
In Sylvia Schwartz' structures, silicone molds are cast from both natural and hand-made forms, including clay coils, volcanic rock patterns, seaweed, and her own fingerprints. The hu...
Water-that-falls-and-falls
Water-that-falls-and-falls
Ellen Kozak
Cotton, Handmade Paper, Pigment
Artists Statement I live beside the Hudson River, and my visual ideas come from closely observing its motion. I am a painter and also work with video. Water has long been my subject....
Resonance-of-yellow
Resonance-of-yellow
Ellen Kozak
Cotton, Handmade Paper, Pigment
Artists Statement I live beside the Hudson River, and my visual ideas come from closely observing its motion. I am a painter and also work with video. Water has long been my subject....
Dark Light
Dark Light
Ellen Kozak
Cotton, Handmade Paper, Pigment
Artists Statement I live beside the Hudson River, and my visual ideas come from closely observing its motion. I am a painter and also work with video. Water has long been my subject....
Side By Side
Side By Side
Audrey Stone
Acrylic Paint, Archival Paper, Pigment
"I use shape, line and color to express an underlying feeling within each piece, finding expression through the use of geometric forms, variety in surface textures, color combinations, ...
Outliers Cousin
Outliers Cousin
Audrey Stone
Acrylic Paint, Archival Paper, Pigment
"I use shape, line and color to express an underlying feeling within each piece, finding expression through the use of geometric forms, variety in surface textures, color combinations, ...