Marcia R. Cohen: Sight Specific
2008/2009 Working Artist Project (WAP)
Exhibition Dates: June 19 – August 1, 2009
The MOCA GA 2008/2009 Working Artist Project selected by Carter Foster, Curator of Drawings, Whitney Museum of Art, New York City.
About Marcia Cohen
Marcia R. Cohen (b. 1950 in Detroit, Michigan) is a visual artist and educator who received the MOCA GA Working Artist Project fellowship in 2008/2009. Her paintings, works on paper and photographs examine the interdisciplinary dimension of color and visual perception. Cohen, visual artist and educator has exhibited and lectured on her artwork nationally and internationally and has received numerous grants, fellowships and commissions. In 2012, Cohen received the Affiliated Fellowship to The American Academy in Rome and in 2011 was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship for travel and research in Morocco and Tunisia. Her artwork is in the permanent collection of the High Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and MOCA GA. In 2002 Cohen was awarded the KBFUS Cultural Fellowship for research on color in the Netherlands and Germany and in 2007 she was awarded a SCAD Presidential Fellowship. Cohen, a native of Detroit Michigan, graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit and from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Cohen taught at the Atlanta College of Art from 1975-2006 and is presently a Professor at SCAD Atlanta where she teaches color theory and painting and drawing.
About Site Specific
“This exhibition Sight Specific is a convergence of my ideas about color and visual perception. The exhibition at MOCA GA and the WAP Fellowship facilitated a cogent look at my artwork in mid career. This exhibition reveals the evolution of my ideas and my working process as I shift from paintings, to the photographs, the sketchbooks, to works on paper and the sculptures…examining, probing and questioning.”
– Marcia R. Cohen