Marcia R. Cohen, visual artist and educator has exhibited and lectured on her artwork nationally and internationally and has received numerous grants, fellowships and commissions. Her paintings, works on paper, polychrome sculpture and photographs examine the interdisciplinary dimension of color. In 2012 she received the Affiliated Fellowship to The American Academy in Rome, in 2011 a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship and the “Working Artist Project Fellowship” MOCA GA 2009. Ms. Cohen graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit and the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and taught at the Atlanta College of Art from 1975-2006 and is presently a Professor at SCAD Atlanta. See what’s currently on view at marciarcohen.com
My working methods are like an that of a psuedo archeologist: I gather color clues from my surroundings and develop color palettes of the townscape, landscape, aspects of the culture, climate and the street art. I develop color maps or color stories of the environments wherever I travel. This idiosyncratic hunting and gathering is a global project I call “color geography” which is then translated into site specific color interventions, paintings, drawings, photographs and artist’s books.