KAREN DANA COHEN

Born in Mexico City 1982

Lives and works in Chicago, IL

I have been surrounded by the Art World since I started undergraduate art program. That experience has given me a perspective on critical thinking that developed in a personal attentiveness to the problems of the actual world. Now I feel the need to contribute to society in a more concrete way. I want to have the opportunity to start.

Education

2011

M.F.A Painting and Combine Media, Hunter College, CUNY, New York

2008

Post Baccalaureate Certificate of Major Degree in Fine Arts Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2006

B.F.A. ENPEG, Mexico City

Honors

2014

Honorable Mention at the XVI Mexican Painting Biennial, XVI Bienal de Pintura Rufino Tamayo, INBA, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo & MACO Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca, Mexico.

2011

Honorable Mention at the XV Mexican Painting Biennial, XV Bienal de Pintura Rufino Tamayo, INBA, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo & MACO Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca, Mexico.

ChaNorth Residency, Chashama Pine Plains, NY.

2010

Joan Jonas Choreography Workshop, Hunter College, New York, NY

Panelist, Artist talk No eyes viewing wall: Brooklyn Zen Center, Brooklyn, NY

2007-2008

Grant Program, Programa de Becarios Jóvenes Creadores FONCA, CONACULTA, México.

Teaching & Leadership

2015-16

Teaching independently and working at her studio in Harlem NYC

2010

Teaching Assistant, Graduate Combine Media Seminar in new media, Hunter College, NYC

Time In, The Time In Children’s Arts Initiative, NYC

2009

Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate 2D Seminar, Hunter College, NYC

Guest Speaker, Intro to Color Theory, Hunter College, NYC

Lecture, Meet the MFA's, Hunter College, NYC

2007-08

Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate Advance Painting Seminar, Hunter College, NYC

2006-07

Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate Collage and Assemblage Seminar, Hunter College, NYC

Since 2003 until today she has been in various art exhibitions in Mexico, NYC, Chicago and LA. List of art shows and References upon request