Nicole Cohen’s work is positioned at the crossroads of contemporary reality, personal fantasy, and culturally constructed space. Although, trained in painting and drawing, Cohen most frequently uses video as her medium, playing upon intrinsic capacities to manipulate time, distort scale and environment, and overlay imagery. Consistently interested in engaging her audience and challenging the notions of lifestyle, domesticity, celebrity, and social behavior, Cohen also uses the surveillance camera to involve viewers in their own voyeurism. – Getty Museum, “Please Be Seated”, Solo Commissioned Video Installation, 2007-09, from brochure publication

Her work uses vintage interior design magazines, period rooms to synthesize with new technologies and expectations of the psychology of space.

Artist Bio/ 2014:

NICOLE COHEN received her BA from Hampshire College and her MFA from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She has exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Los Angeles County of Art, Williams College Museum of Art, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, numerous group exhibitions, La B.A.N.K Galerie in Paris, at the J. Paul Getty Museum, American University Museum at Katzen Art Center in Washington D.C., and in Asia.  She has lived in Los Angeles and in Berlin, Germany, and in New York City, where she currently lives and works.


N I C O L E  C O H E N



MFA, University of Southern California,
Los Angeles


BA, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA


2013 – 2014   Domestic Concerns, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY


“Studio Visits”, a commissioned interactive video installation by the Brooklyn Museum’s Artist Ball, Brooklyn Museum of Art

“French Connection”, The STUDY (Project Space) Video Works, Morgan Lehman Gallery, NYC


“Driving in Circles”, Curated by Carolina Puente, Katzen Art Center at American University Museum, Washington, D.C..

“The Mythology of Interiors”, a live video performance, MONDRIAN Hotel, Los Angeles

“Interiors: Marilyn, Michael, and Versailles”, Public Sculpture, Curated by Helen Varola, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles


“Business Class”, La B.A.N.K. Galerie, Paris, France

“Close Encounters”, Curated by Robert Miller, Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA, with Artist Catalogue

“Video Installations”, ArtSet, Haymarket Hotel, London, England


“French Connection”, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

“First Impressions”, Volkswagen (VW), Wolfsburg, German, Curated by Corrina Billert

“Make Yourself @ Home” The New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Library, curated by Arezoo Monseni


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


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


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


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

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


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


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



“Back from Berlin”, University of Southern California, USC Hillel, Los Angeles


“Marilyn’s Interiors”,  A Commissioned Video, curated by Katia Hermann, Schloss Britz, Berlin, Germany, “The Last Sitting”, Photography by Bert Stern

“Haute”, Curated by Roman Stollenwerk, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Chaffey College, LA

“Open Space 1”, Grazia Blumberg Galerie, Recklinghausen, Germany

Ongoing Group Exhibition, U.S. Art in Embassy Program, Curated by Sally Mansfield, U.S. Embassy in Brussels, Belgium

“Phatomschaltung”, Curated by Katia Hermann, Berlin, Germany

2009 “BORDERS”, Curated by Georgi Begun, ConcentArt,e.V., Berlin, Germany


“BAC! The International Festival of Contemporary Art in Barcelona!”,
The Center of Contemporary Culture in Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

“Neu im Paradies” (New in Paradise), Curated by Nora Klumpp, Kontemporar Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

“Volkswagen”, Curated by Corrina Billert, VW at Wolfsburg, Germany

“Test Tone – sound and image”, SPOR festival, Musikhuset Aarhus, Denmark


CRG Video Series, CRG Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Angela Dufresne

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

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


“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

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


“Let Them Eat Cake and Eat it too”, in collaboration with Delia Brown, “Seeing”, LACMA Lab, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA


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


“Privatized”, Artist Space Independent Grant Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY
“re: Moved”, Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA


“Video”, Museum Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand
“Basic Drawing: Complex Projects”, East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles, C
“Live Fictions”, School of Cinema and Television, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA



“Interiors: Marilyn, Michael, and Versailles”, curated by Helen Varola, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA

4/ 2010

“Freedom Statue Projection”, Budapest, Hungary, Curated by Caroline Reden, Funded by Schreder Lighting, Co.

MEDIA COVERAGE- Feature Stories


“French Connection”, Shoshana Wayne Gallery – Edward Goldman’s Art Talk –
KCRW Radio in Los Angeles, CA


ARTE Tracks, Germany & France, interviewed by Sophie Peyard , May 9


Getty Center Documentary: Making Of: The J. Paul Getty Museum, LA, 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, Jewish, Art and Living
Feature Show, “Rap Rococo”, La B.A.N.K. Galerie, Chanel + Plus, Paris France (Morning Show), 12/17, 9:30am



Artist Residency at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

U.S.C. Commencement Speaker, The Gayle Roski School of Fine Arts, LA


U.S.C. Event at the Getty Center, Film Series, Curated by Marc Gloede, PhD. Film scholar, in honor of exhibition “Please Be Seated”, November 6, 2008


Artist Space Independent Grant, Privatized, Brooklyn, NY



The Washington Post, Art Review


Tagespiegel Newspaper, Berlin, Germany, “Marilyn’s Interiors”, new video work
by Kunstlerin Nicole Cohen
Hermann, Katia, “Business Class in Paris: Kunstlerin, Nicole Cohen zeigt neue Arbeiten”, Art and Events, January 11


“Nicole Cohen: French Connection”, review by Ellen Birrell, X-TRA Magazine, p.30-33, LA

Goodale, Gloria, “Museum’s New Mantra: Connect with Community”, The Christian Science Monitor, July 20

“Art World: Nicole Cohen: French Connection at Shoshana Wayne
Gallery, Santa Monica, California”, Art and Living Magazine, July 20

Goldman, Edward, “Collecting Until Death Do Us Part”, 89.9 KCRW Art Talk,
July 14

Catalog: An Interview with Nicole Cohen and Carolina Puente, Curator, Kontemporar Galerie, Hamburg, Germany


Guha, Rohin, “The French Time Machine”, Black Book, August 8

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


“Nicole Cohen: Make Yourself at Home”,, Art in the Windows,
Dambrot, Shana Nys, “Seats of Power”, Art Ltd. Magazine, November
Berrin, Danielle and Kadosh, Dikla, “Sitting Pretty”,, The Calendar Girls, October 10

Review, “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,
Jones, Caitlin, “Lap of Luxury”,, September 20

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


Reed, John, “Spacificity”, The Brooklyn Rail

Pixel Visions: Contemporary Videos from Birmingham Collections,
Birmingham News


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

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

2003 “Art in Embassies”, Corcoran Museum of Art catalogue

Dorin, Lisa, “My Vie en Rose,” Williams College Brochure

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.

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

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