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Genevieve Cohn


Artist Statement

My paintings walk a line between the real world and a world shaped by emotional perceptions. I project possible communities of women by drawing from both a historical and imaginative past, present and future. In an age where the role of women continues to be examined, I am interested in challenging tradition to champion the full humanity and nurturing rationality of successful communities. I utilize imagery and ideology from the Women's Land Army and female separatist groups, as well as inspiration from literature and contemporary culture.

While I attempt to address the space in which perceptual reality and the realm of imagination converge, the women in my paintings tether the viewer to the physical realm. The strange and otherworldly scenes depicted in my paintings are held together by women who navigate, fix, and pull together the landscape that surrounds them; they pull their worlds together with string and mold mountains with their bare hands. Often these tasks seem uncertain, ambiguous, or even futile, but these women anchor the viewer to a world that is wrought with uncertainty. I speak from a place of vulnerability with my paintings, with figures attempting to ground themselves in an ephemeral world.

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Genevieve Cohn's Portfolio

Genevieve Cohn, Women Like You Build Bowers, 2018, Acrylic on Canvas, 68
Genevieve Cohn, An Unusual Source of Sustenance, 2018, Acrylic on Canvas, 48
Genevieve Cohn, What We Carry, 2018, Acrylic on Canvas, 40
Genevieve Cohn, Tracing Shadows, 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 30
Genevieve Cohn, Soliloquy of the Solipsist, 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 42
Genevieve Cohn, Night Watch, 2018, Acrylic on Canvas, 70
Genevieve Cohn, I'll Make A Mountain Out of You Yet, 2018, Acrylic on Canvas, 60
Genevieve Cohn, Up Over Under Ad Infinitum, 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 64
Genevieve Cohn, We'll See About the Sea Glass, 2018, Acrylic on Canvas, 39
Genevieve Cohn, You Can't Have it All But I'll Share the Sky, 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 54

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Artist Biography

Genevieve Cohn is a native Vermonter, painter and educator. She received her MFA in Painting from Indiana University and her BA in Art and Culture & Communications from Ithaca College. Her work has been exhibited nationally, with works in exhibitions at Pace University and The Painting Center in NYC, ARC Gallery and Studio Oh! in Chicago and the Grunwald Gallery in Bloomington, IN. She has been featured in New American Paintings, Art Maze Magazine, A Women’s Thing Magazine and Friend of the Artist Magazine. Genevieve has been awarded artist residencies at AiRGentum in Seville, Spain, The Vermont Studio Center, The Ragdale Foundation outside of Chicago and the Fiore Art Center in Maine.



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