Discipline: Visual Art

Nancy Cohen

Discipline: Visual Art
Region: Jersey City, NJ
MacDowell fellowships: 1981, 1986

Nancy Cohen is a visual artist whose experimental works of paper and sculpture installations often include hand-made glass, cement, reformed found objects, metal, and rubber. Cohen has an M.F.A. from Columbia University and a B.F.A. from Rochester Institute of Technology. Her recent projects include installations in Israel, Holland, New York, and a collaboration with environmentalists in New Jersey. She has been awarded a Pollock Krasner Grant, residencies at MacDowell and Yaddo, and multiple Fellowships in Sculpture and Works on Paper from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Cohen’s work is in the permanent collections of the New Jersey State Museum, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum, Montclair Art Museum, and Yale University Art Museum, among others. In 2016, her solo exhibition, Hackensack Dreaming, was reviewed in ArteFuse and Sculpture Magazine, and was selected as one of ten top exhibitions of the fall by Interior Design Magazine. Cohen currently lives and works in Jersey City, New Jersey.



Nancy Cohen worked in the Alexander studio.

Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John White Alexander and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John White Alexander is highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served on…

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