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Lauren Cohen constructs an artistic universe where control, power, sexuality and violence are recurring themes. The forming of "the other" within any given society is at the core of her research. Having grown up (and out) of Puritan New England, she connects historical events and characters to her own growth and development in order to form fictional mythologies. 

By superimposing symbols, memories, reinventions and artifacts of other eras and peoples onto contemporary ones and vice versa, she often stages figures and objects like props on a set. Cohen and her creations go through a process of existential inquiry, often illustrating the horrors of humanity. However, hope exists in her work as something closer to the word’s origins: a curve (or bend). As the artist shifts and changes, so does her work. 

Cohen has been drawing a naked cartoon version of herself experiencing life and all of its challenges since moving to New York in 2018. She has produced four graphic novels that depict the trials and travails of a female artist’s journey and her character grapples with the idea of success and existence. 

 

Cohen gathers the content for her paintings, sculpture, graphic novels and comedic performances by documenting a constructed life that seem to blur truth and fiction. Her various job positions become direct sources of inspiration in her work. She is currently a cue card girl for NBC's Saturday Night Live and a Gallerina at an art gallery in Chelsea. Her fourth graphic novel, “The Invisible Cue Card Girl” is complete and will be released in 2024. Cohen’s fifth novel, “Gallerina”, is currently in progress.

NEWS

Upcoming:

3/8 - 4/30 2024 "Nice Meats" GHOST MACHINE, New York, NY

 

4/9/2024 Artist Talk: "A Conversation on Humor, Vulnerability, and the Shaping of Narratives" & Book Launch: "The Invisible Cue Card Girl" 6:30PM at Powerhouse Arts, Gowanus, NY

Followed by an after party at local bar, Dirty Precious

RSVP

Past:

The Holiday Charcuterie Booth that took place in Park Slope December 2023 can be found HERE.

SPRING / BREAK Art Show 2023,

"Brian's Estate Sale" solo booth 1027,

curated by Field Projects: September 6th - December 11th

BravinLee Ceramics Show:

Oct. 19 - Nov. 11

 

Wassaic Project: Oct. 27 - Nov. 11 2023

The Today Show: Gift Guide!

Brian's Yard Sale at Mother In Law's curated by Field Projects 

July 21 - September 4th 2023

Film Premiere, Department of Film atThe Museum of Modern Art, New York

 "The Fisherman" May 24th 2023

2/8/23 - 2/23/23

Group Show, Paroxysm, Westbeth Gallery, NYC

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