NICOLE COHEN received her BA from Hampshire College and her MFA from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She has exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Los Angeles County of Art, Williams College Museum of Art, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, La B.A.N.K Galerie in Paris, France, at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Autostadt, Wolfsburg, Germany, Schloss Britz in Berlin, Germany, American University Museum at Katzen Art Center in Washington D.C., USA, Wave Hill Public Gardens and Cultural Center in the Bronx, NY, USA, and traveling exhibitions in Asia. She has lived in Los Angeles, California, and in Berlin, Germany, as well as in New York City. This summer she has an upcoming exhibition at The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY (USA).
“Her work is positioned at the crossroads of contemporary reality, personal fantasy, and culturally constructed space. 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. Consistently interested in engaging her audience and challenging notions of lifestyle, domesticity, celebrity, and social behavior, Cohen also uses the surveillance camera to involve her viewers in their own voyeurism. Her work projects serve as some of the most paradigmatic and successful examples.” Getty Catalogue 2009