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Biography: Nancy Cohen

Nancy Cohen
Nancy Cohen

Nancy Cohen’s works are comprised of many mediums: handmade paper, found objects, resin and, for the past 10 years, glass. She chooses a basic form and, using it repetitively, transforms the object into rays of morphed forms that crawl across the surface of a wall. Cohen’s themes are based in particle physics, mathematics, and chemistry. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions and installations worldwide, and is represented private and public collections throughout the United States.

In her September 2012 Instructor Collaborative Residency at The Studio, Cohen worked alongside Anna Boothe (whom she met in 2002 when Cohen commissioned Boothe to fabricate one of her sculptures, Wheel Chair, in cast glass), to create a wall installation piece inspired by 14th-19th century Tibetan Buddhist Thangka paintings. Both artists chose symbols and translated them into three-dimensional forms, creating a visual reinterpretation of these paintings.