Suade, 5/3/19 - 5/19/19
"Texture, movement, material and process are key elements of my artwork. Most recently my work references natural disasters: floods, wind storms, rain illustrating various forces that cannot be controlled. I attempt to bring viewers closer to the visceral qualities of the natural elements, through a mixed media process that spans the field of sculpture and painting. Often referencing the changing of time from the natural entropic decay of the materials, my work incorporates a “scraper” or “magpie” mentality-constantly foraging for materials."
Cohen grew up between the Rust Belt of the United States and a kibbutz in Northern Israel, currently living and working in Pittsburgh, PA. Her interdisciplinary art practice spans sculpture, painting, drawing, public art, intervention, video performance and community art practices. Oreen received a BFA in Painting at the University at Buffalo and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from Carnegie Mellon University in 2014.