Nicole Cohen

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Please Be Seated (installation detail) © Courtesy the Artist
© La B.A.N.K.
© Courtesy of the artist and La B.A.N.K
Business Class, 2009 Collage 40 X 50 Cm © La B.A.N.K, Paris
Yard, 2009 Video 6 Minutes © La B.A.N.K, Paris
From 'Driving in Circles', 2010
From 'Driving in Circles', 2010
The Mythology of Interiors , 2011
The Mythology of Interiors , 2011
The Mythology of Interiors, 2011
The Mythology of Interiors, 2011
The Mythology of Interiors, 2011
Interiors: Marilyn, Michael, and Versailles Edition Of 5 © Courtesy of the Artist and Shoshana Wayne Galler
Video © Nicole Cohen
© Nicole Cohen
© Nicole Cohen
Smoking Room, 2012 Video Animation Ed. 5, With 2 Ap 3:00 Loop © Courtesy of the artist & The Morgan Lehman Gallery
Quick Facts
Birth year
Hampshire College, 1992, BA
USC (University of Southern California)
Representing galleries
Luxe Gallery, Bank Galeria, Shoshana Wayne Gallery







1999    MFA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

1992    BA, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA




2008    “Make yourself at home”, The New York  Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Library, curated by Arezoo Monseni


2009    “Please Be Seated: A Video Installation by Nicole Cohen”, curated by  Peggy Fogelman, The J. Paul  Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2007    “Rap Rococo”, La B.A.N.K. Galerie, Paris, France

2005    “How To Make Your Windows Beautiful”, Luxe Gallery, New York, NY

2003    “40-Love”, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

“My Vie en Rose”, Media Field, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

2001    “Van Fantasies”, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

2000    “Fantasy Space & Crystal Ball: Dreamhouse”, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1998    “Video Drawings”, Helen Lindhurst Fine Arts Gallery, University of

Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

1992    “Guards”, Harold Johnson Gallery, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA




2007    CRG Video Series, CRG Gallery, New York, NY, curated by angela Dufresn

“All the Way”, Luxe Gallery, New York, NY

            “What a Great Space you have…LA”, curated by Marc Gloede, Claremont Unversity Gallery, Claremont, CA

“Reality Crossings”, curated by Christoph Tannert, Photo Festival Mannheim / Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg, Germany

            “Seen and Imagined”, Peter Fingesten Gallery, Pace University, NYC

2006    “A Sense of Place”, curated by Tami Philion, LouAnne Greenwald, USC School of Fine Arts, LA, CA

            “What a great space you have…”, curated by Marc Glode, Luxe Gallery, NY

            “Pixel Visions”, The University of Alabama Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama

2005    “SLURP!”, curated by Lisa Dorin, Assistant Curator at the Chicago Art Institute, Interactive Gallery, New Media Caucus, CAA,  Boston, MA,

“Chthonic Cartographers”, curated by Jenny G. Sheppard, Chesapeake Gallery, Harford Community College, Bel Air, Maryland

            “It’s Not About Sex”, Luxe Gallery, New York, NY

            “Fair Play”, PLAY_Gallery for still and motion pictures, Berlin, Germany

2004    “DOMICILE:  A Sense of Place”, CoCa, curated by Jim O’ Donnell, Seattle, WA


            “Simply Drawn”, Luxe Gallery, New York, NY

            “The Garden Lab Experiment”, co-curated by Fritz Haeg and Francois Perrin, Wind Tunnel, Art Center

“Stop & Stor”, Luxe Gallery, New York, NY

“USA Today”, Galleri s.e., Bergen, Norway

“Too Jewish – Not Jewish Enough”, Bell Family Gallery, The Jewish Federation, Los Angeles

2003    “WPA”, Corcoran Museum of Art, Art in Embassies, Washington D.C.

            “Sunday Morning”, U.S. Embassy in Paris, Paris, France

“NUEVA”, curated by Matthew Clark, Laforet Museum, Harajuku, Japan, Kobe, Osaka, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo (traveling exhibition)

“Signals from a Deserted Outpost”, Chapman University Gallery, Orange, CA

“Threading Technology”, curated by Christina Valentine, The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA

“Surface Tension”, curated by Cassandra Coblentz, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

“Light and Spaced-out”, curated by Carlos Cartenas, Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris, CentreD’Art Passarelle, Brest, France (Traveling exhibition)

“Still Life- Still Here”, curated by Jaime Villaneda, The Armory Center

for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

2002    “Seeing”, LACMA Lab, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

2001    “Summer 2001”, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

“I See You 2”, organized by Sam Messer and Kiki Smith, Fredericks Freiser Gallery, New York, NY

“Travelogue”, The Orange County Museum for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

2000    “Seizure!”, Artplace, Los Angeles, CA

“Video Blowout”, Crazy Space, 18th Street Complex, Santa Monica, CA

“Non Satis Scire”, Harold Johnson Gallery, Hampshire College, MA

            “Dream House”, Miller Durazo, Los Angeles, CA

            “Spurgeon”, Santa Ana, CA

“IN formation”, curated by Arzu Arda Kosar and Gul Cagin, Claremont University Gallery, Claremont, CA

“Privatized”, Artist Space Independent Grant Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY

            “re: Moved”, Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA

“It’s About Time”, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

“Juried 2000”, Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

“Art In Motion”, Interactive & Multimedia Event, Helen Lindhurst Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

1999    “Video Show”, Museum Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand

“Basic Drawing: Complex Projects”, East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles, CA

“Portfolios”, Saddleback College Gallery, Mission Viejo, CA

“Trajectories”, USC MFA exhibition, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA     

“Live Fictions”, School of Cinema and Television, University of Southern  California, Los Angeles, CA

“CAA Juried Exhibition”, LA Municipal Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA

“Art for Art Sake”, Threadwaxing Space, New York, NY

            “Ninety-Nine”, Miller Durazo, Los Angeles, CA


MEDIA COVERAGE- Feature Stories


2007    CNN, Getty Center Documentary on the making of the exhibition, The J. Paul Getty Museum, LA, CA, Channel 7, ABC News,  Channel 4 NBC News, CNN International News,  KCRW Channel 62 TV,  Edward Goldman’s Art Talk, KCRW Radio in Los Angeles, CA, Channel +, Morning Show in Paris featuring show




2007    “Go Native”,  Nicole Cohen Solo Juror for Experimental Film Festival, 825 Gallery, coordinated by Peter Mays, Panel Discussion, Center of Democracy, LA

2000   Artist Space Independent Grant, Privatized, Brooklyn, NY

1999   Southern California Worldwide Grant, SC/W, University of Southern California, Los Angeles (to curate ten exhibitions worldwide in alternative spaces)




2008    Cherington, Sam, “In the Studio”, Non Satis Scire, Hampshire College Alumni Magazine

            Dambrot, Nys, Shana, Art Limited, “Seats of Power”, p.72-74,

            Berrin, Danielle, “Sitting Pretty”, The Jewish Journal, Oct. 15, 2007,

            Farber, Jim, “Stand Up for Getty Video Installation”, Los Angeles Daily News

            “Please Be Seated”,, Connecting Art + Technology

            Baum, Gary, “The Radar Culture”, Angeleno Magazine, Fall Issue

O’Brien, Pat, “Take a seat in history”, The, September 27,>

Muchnic, Suzanne, “Sit down, and you will be transported”, The Los Angeles Times, September 15

2006    Cohen, Nicole, “Who’s Afraid of Video Art”, La Linea, magazine, Arts Student League of New York

            Reed, John, “Spacificity”, The Brooklyn Rail

Pixel Visions: Contemporary Videos from Birmingham Collections, Birmingham News

2004    “Art on the Edge”, published by Art in Embassies

Newhouse, Kristina, “The Post Human Uncanny”, XTRA Vol. 6 No. 3, Spring.

Faust, Lily.  “Stop & Stor,” The New York Art World, February, p.7

2003    “Art in Embassies”, Corcoran Museum of Art catalogue Mitchell, Phoebe, “Off-color Longing, in Pink Rooms,”

            Hampshire Gazette, October 21, P. C4.

Dorin, Lisa, “My Vie en Rose,” Williams CollegeBrochure

Valentine, Christina, Flash Art, May/June, p. 151.

Frank, Peter Art Pick of the Week:  Still Life, Still Here, L.A. Weekly, August 22 – 28, p. 162.

Loughrey, Felicity, “Rococo Pop,” Black + White (Australia), Jun/Jul 2002, p. 10.

Sain, Bob, “SEEING Investigates Our Visual Life,” At the Museum (Los Angeles County Museum of Art Members’ Magazine), January/February, pp. 16-19.

2001    Lazzari, Margaret, “The Practical Guide for the Emerging Artist, Artist Space Independent Grant, “Privatized”, Brooklyn, NY

Bates, Dianne, “An Artistic Playground,” The Los Angeles Times Calendar, November 29, pp. 18-19.

Ise, Claudine, “Video Art’s Digital Generation,” Res 4, no. 2, pp. 4853.

Loughrey, Felicity, “Lost in Space,” Black + White 52 (Australia), May.

Myers, Holly, “This Show Is Not Just Kids’ Stuff,” The Los Angeles Times, December 19, p. F2

Schwendener, Martha, “Karen Kimmel, Alix Lambert, & Nicole Cohen,” critic’s picks. Artforum Online, June 6.




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