Nicole Cohen (b. 1970, Falmouth, Massachusetts) 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, numerous group exhibitions, La B.A.N.K Galerie in Paris, at the J. Paul Getty Museum, American University Museum at Katzen Art Center in Washington D.C., and in Asia. She has lived in Los Angeles and in Berlin, Germany, and in New York City, where she currently lives and works.
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 intrinsic capacities to manipulate time, distort scale and environment, and overlay imagery. Consistently interested in engaging her audience and challenging the notions of lifestyle, domesticity, celebrity, and social behavior, Cohen also uses the surveillance camera to involve viewers in their own voyeurism. – Getty Museum, “Please Be Seated”, Solo Commissioned Video Installation, 2007-09, from brochure publication
Her work uses vintage interior design magazines, period rooms to synthesize with new technologies and expectations of the psychology of space.
Image courtesy of Nicole Cohen