Nancy Cohen

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Nancy Cohen’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the United States and is represented in important collections, such as The Montclair Museum, The Newark Public Library, The Weatherspoon Art Gallery, and The Zimmerli Museum. She has completed numerous large-scale, site-specific projects including for Thomas Paine Park in lower Manhattan, The Staten Island Botanical Garden, The Noyes Museum of Art, The Katonah Museum of Art, and Howard University.

Hackensack Dreaming, 2014-2015, Glass, handmade paper, rubber, monofilament

Her traveling installation Hackensack Dreaming was exhibited at UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, New Jersey City University, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philadelphia, PA and at Duke University, Raleigh, NC.

Underside, 2018, 25 x 50 inches, Paper pulp and ink on handmade paper

Recent exhibitions include Force: Observations from the Interior at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, The Other Glass: An Alternate History at Heller Gallery both in New York City and New Directions in Fiber Art at the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, NJ.

Cohen’s work has been reviewed in books and periodicals, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Village Voice, ArtNews, and Sculpture Magazine. Awards include five fellowships from the NJ State Council on the Arts, two from the Brodsky Center, a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, and an ISE Cultural Foundation Grant. She has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, The Millay Colony, Dieu Donne, Pilchuck Glass School, WheatonArts, Bullseye Glass, and The Tides Institute. Cohen received her MFA Columbia University and her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology. She currently teaches at Queens College.

You can read more about Nancy on her website, and follow her on facebook and instagram.

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Music featuring excerpts of Makin’ Paper folk song by Peter Thomas. Listen to the full song and find out about other paper and book arts folk songs.

Gary A. Hanson did the sound editing for this episode.  He practices and refines his skills in audio production while making his own podcast I’ll Have a Beer and Talk, a show about tech news, culture, weird animal stories and of course, beer. Gary is also the Deckle in Pulp & Deckle, a Portland-based community hand papermaking studio.

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