ZoŽ Cohen
| Conceptually-based Visual Art |

My work is motivated by my interests in origin, identity, and place. I create objects and situations that explore the connections between inner and outer worlds. I seek to create images that address contemporary concerns, and that resonate with the thousands of years of cultural heritage that are available to us. I work conceptually in a wide range of materials and modalities, creating drawings, sculptures, installations, and public participatory projects. My most recent work draws parallels between ancient symbol systems and biblical mythology with modern every-day life, political struggles, and belief systems.

I do not confine my work within the studio-based, gallery-driven constructs of the contemporary artist identity. I am motivated by conscience and conviction to extend my reach beyond art worlds, and into the wider world that is already art. Convincing every human being that they contain the power to transform the world requires offering direct experience in every-day situations. Public, participatory projects such as Drawing Water, The Listening Station, and Show Someone How You Feel About Something are only complete when in use by participants, whose experiences become the work of art.

The illustrated book The Garden of Time is available here.

Original prints and reproductions of my #blacklivesmatter chanukah image (shown at left) for chanukahaction.org are available here.