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Nancy Cohen
updated: 07/30/2009
website: www.nancymcohen.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Elements of the Theory
Flow
Support Systems
River Marker
Estuary Cluster
Tributaries
Salinity
Estuary
Barrier
Survey
Dark Rain
Rain Vessel
Detection
Interior View
Estuary: Moods & Modes
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, feminist, collage, conceptual, organic, process, science, site-specific, nature, figurative
 
 
Elements of the Theory by Nancy Cohen
Elements of the Theory
Paper Pulp & Handmade Paper
2008
50" x  30" 
Flow by Nancy Cohen
Flow
Paper Pulp & Handmade Paper
2008
32" x  30" 
Support Systems by Nancy Cohen
Support Systems
Paper Pulp & Handmade Paper
2008
48" x  30" 
River Marker by Nancy Cohen
River Marker
Paper pulp & Wax on Handmade Paper
2008
18 " x  24 " 
Estuary Cluster by Nancy Cohen
Estuary Cluster
Paper Pulp & Handmade Paper
2008
18 " x  24 " 
Tributaries by Nancy Cohen
Tributaries
Paper pulp on Thread Embedded Handmade Paper
2008
22 " x  30 " 
Salinity by Nancy Cohen
Salinity
Paper Pulp, Colored Pencil & Handmade Paper
2008
18" x  18" 
Estuary by Nancy Cohen
Estuary
Paper pulp on Handmade Paper
2007
14 " x  14 " 
Barrier by Nancy Cohen
Barrier
Paper pulp & Handmade Paper
2008
22 " x  30 " 
Survey by Nancy Cohen
Survey
Paper pulp & Ink on Handmade Paper
2008
20 " x  30 " 
Dark Rain by Nancy Cohen
Dark Rain
Ink, Rust & Kozo on Handmade Paper
2006
13" x  10" 
Rain Vessel by Nancy Cohen
Rain Vessel
Ink, Rust & Paper Pulp on Handmade Paper
2006
13" x  10" 
Detection by Nancy Cohen
Detection
Paper pulp on Handmade Paper
2006
10" x  13" 
Interior View by Nancy Cohen
Interior View
Paper pulp & Kozo on Handmade Paper
2006
10" x  13" 
Estuary: Moods & Modes by Nancy Cohen
Estuary: Moods & Modes
Handmade Paper & Wire
2007
132" x  360"  x 50" 

Artist Statement

Humans are fragile, vulnerable, tenuous, and yet we maintain equilibrium; we endure and persevere.  My drawings reflect on how we use our hands and touch in our most basic human interactions and endeavors. There is an uneasy invitation to supply a human presence, an intimation of support that, however, cannot be realized: The equilibrium is already too precarious, the materials too delicate and the scale too fine.  And yet, these works on and of handmade paper are in their own way strong and sure. Like us, they balance surprisingly well against the odds. Humanity is easily broken or torn, but—these works remind us—it lives on and finds or makes the necessary systems of support.

 

Artist Bio / CV
Exhibitions

2007     Water Ways ? Noyes Museum ? Oceanville, NJ

2006            Unbroken ? Heidi Cho Gallery ? NY, NY

Out There ? The Newark Museum ? Newark, NJ

Sensation: Interior View ? Quark Park Sculpture Garden ? Princeton, NJ

2005            Ephemeral Balance ? Jersey City Museum ? Jersey City, NJ

2003            Correspondences: Poetry and Contemporary Art ? Hunterdon Museum of Art ?

  Clinton, NJ

2002     500 Drawings ? Gary Snyder Fine Art ? NY, NY

            Magnitude ? poet/artist collaborations ? Educational Alliance ? New York, NY

2001       Rags to Riches: 25 Years of Paper Art from Dieu Done Papermill ?

Kresge Art Museum ? Milwaukee Art Museum & Fort Wayne Museum of Art ?

2000     The End ? Exit Art ? NY, NY

1999                Hunterdon Museum of Art ? Clinton, NJ

1998     Wild ? Exit Art ? NY, NY      

1996     Only Connect ? Staten Island Botanical Garden ? Staten Island, NY

1994            Fabricated Nature ? Boise Art Museum ? Boise, ID, University of Wyoming Art Museum,

   Virginia Beach Center for the Arts

            Small Works ? The Sculpture Center ? NY, NY 

1993                93NY50 ? Socrates Sculpture Park ? Long Island City, NY 

1992     A Community of Shelter ? Thomas Paine Park, NY, NY

1988                             Sculpture 1988 ? White Columns, NY, NY 

 

Awards

2006     NJ State Council on the Arts, Works on Paper

2004, 1993            Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper

1993, 89, 86            NJ State Council on the Arts, Sculpture

1992     Dieu Donne Papermill, New York, NY

1991     Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY 

1989                             Pollack Krasner Foundation

1986, 81            MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

 

Education

1984                 Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

1982-1984             Columbia University, NY, NY, MFA

1977-81            R.I.T., Rochester, NY, BFA