Every language comes with the caveat of abstraction, so to avoid overwriting my work here, perhaps I can distill something about myself instead: I’m a sci-fi geek and science dilettante, attracted to what defies classification. Since that is also what I hope to create, you could say I make pants out of pants. As much as I like [illustration, crafts, products], I try hard not to make them. Paradoxes and dualities regularly show up in my work (chaos/control is a favorite), and sometimes within my process, which might include passage through digital media in some direction. So many things are possible and impossible at the same time, including myself, which I keep seeing differently. On Tuesday, I’m an idiot/savant using the wrong end of a screwdriver. That’s the best I can do, I think. I want to STFU before I’m likely to say something like “I want to generate agnostic one-time code.”
Sandra Cohen studied fine art at Parsons School of Design, the SMFA, and the Art Institute of Boston. A Massachusetts Cultural Council Painting Fellow (2008) and a former member of the Copley Society of Art, she has also been a performing singer, guitarist, drummer, songwriter; graphic artist, web designer, art director and pretzel cart vendor.
Painting Fellowship, Massachusetts Cultural Council, 2008
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA (BS Studio Art, Art History)
Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA (Printmaking, Drawing)
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (Painting, Printmaking)
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY (Studio Art)
ART & SOUL, The Cloud Foundation, Boston, MA
Ipswich Art Association (2023- )
Fountain Street Gallery (2022- )
Ipswich Cultural Council (2020- )
Newburyport Art Association (2020-2021)
Co|So Boston (2000-2019)
Gallery 263 (2015-2019)
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