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Marcia R. Cohen

Marcia R. Cohen, visual artist and educator has exhibited and lectured on her artwork nationally and internationally and has received numerous grants, fellowships and commissions.  In 2012 Marcia Cohen was awarded an Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome where she researched color in antiquity.  Cohen was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship in 2011 for travel and research in Morocco and Tunisia for her on going global project called Color Geography. Her award of the “Working Artist Project” Fellowship culminated in the solo exhibition  titled “Sight Specific” at MOCA GA in 2009.  Cohen was awarded several commissions including MOCA GA “Multiples” 2007 and in 2003 the ING Group “Fresh Idea” bench project.

Ms. Cohen was awarded artist residencies in the Azores Archipelago 2008, Santa Fe Art Institute in 2010 and 2014, the SIM Artist Residency in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2012 and 2013 where her artwork and site installations examined locale and transitory color phenomena.  Her paintings, works on paper, photographs and polychrome sculpture explore the interdisciplinary dimension of color and visual perception. Cohen’s artwork is in the many private and public collections including the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. In 2002 Cohen was awarded the KBFUS Cultural Fellowship for research on color and pigment in the Netherlands and Germany and in 2007 and 2015 she was awarded a SCAD Presidential Fellowship to support her color study in Scandinavia, Europe and North Africa.

A native of Detroit Michigan, Marcia R. Cohen graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit and from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Professor Marcia Cohen taught at the Atlanta College of Art from 1975-2006 and is presently at SCAD Atlanta where she teaches color theory, design, painting and drawing.

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