Biography

Marcia R. Cohen (b. 1950 in Detroit, MI) is a visual artist and educator who graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit and from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She 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, she 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, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and MOCA GA among others. 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 taught at the Atlanta College of Art from 1975-2006, and subsequently taught color theory and design at SCAD where she was honored with the title Professor Emerita in 2018.

Individual works in the MOCA GA Permanent Collection: