Lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts
My paintings project possible communities of women by drawing from both a historical and imaginative past, present and future. Utilizing imagery and ideologies from The Woman’s Land Army as well as inspiration from literature and contemporary culture, I address the space in which perceptual reality and imagination converge. With this particular series, the women are constructing nest-like structures, inspired by the bowers of Satin Bowerbirds. These are spaces that are both domestic and wild and engage ideas of ritual and practice.
Night Watch, Acrylic on Canvas, 70"x88", 2018
Up Over Under Ad Infinitum, Acrylic on Canvas, 64"x54", 2019
To Build a love a Bower, Acrylic on Canvas, 56"x54", 2019
Tracing Shadows, Acrylic on Canvas, 30"x24", 2019
A Tender Thief, Acrylic on Canvas, 12"x12", 2019
To Bend and Not to Break, Acrylic on Canvas, 20"x24", 2019
Women Like You Build Bowers, Acrylic on Canvas, 70"x77", 2018
To Build, To Bend a Bower, Acrylic on Canvas, 64"x54", 2019
Within and Without, Acrylic on Canvas, 40"x40", 2019
Chasing Shadows, Acrylic on Canvas, 30"x24", 2019
About the Artist
Genevieve Cohn grew up in rural Vermont and received her MFA in Painting from Indiana University. She has attended residencies at The Fiore Art Center, The Vermont Studio Center, The Ragdale Foundation, and AiRGentum and is the winning recipient of the Hopper Prize. Her work has been featured in New American Paintings, Create Magazine, Art Maze Magazine, and she has exhibited in New York, Boston, Chicago and Seville, Spain. She is currently living and working in Boston, MA.