Bio

Born 1980 Newtown, PA.

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Photo Credit David Graham

Education:
2005-2008 The University of Pennsylvania, BFA
2001-2006 The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Certificate
1999-2001 George Washington University; Eliot School of International Affairs.

Exhibitions:
2016     Hot Pursuit.  Group exhibtion with Jenn Warpole and Robert Beck.  Robert Beck Gallery, Lambertville, NJ
2015     Woodmere Art Museum Annual Juried Exhibition curated by the Dufalla Brothers, Chesnutt Hill, PA
2014     Color Games – Solo Exhibition of summer camp paintings – The Maine Jewish Museum – Portland Maine
2014     Salon of Independents – Robert Andrew Parker curator, Washington Arts Association, Washington Depot CT
2014     Cerulean Arts Juried Exhibition – Cindy Ettinger curator, Philadelphia PA
2014     The Project Rooms – group exhibition, Lambertville, NJ

2013     Art at Kings Oaks – Group show, Newtown, PA
2012     Small Curiosities – Solo show, Robert Beck Gallery, Lambertville, NJ
 2012     Bucks County Artists: A Cross Section – Bucks County Community College, Hicks Gallery
 2012     Art at Kings Oaks – group show, Newtown, PA
 2012    “Continuum” Group show at the New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA

2011 “Paint!” A Group show curated by Bill Scott at the Main Line Art Center
2011 “Intimations” Group Show curated by Bruce Garrity at Hopkins House, Camden NJ
2011 “Okay with Uncertainty” Solo exhibition, Rodger LaPelle’s Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
2010 Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, SOMA NewArt Gallery, Cape May, NJ
2010 Philadelphia Painters, The Painting Center, Chelsea NYC. Curated by Matthew Farina
2010 “Fight or Flight”, Solo Exhibition, Rodger LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
2009 Solo Exhibition, Rodger LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
2008 Phillips Mill’s 79th Annual Art Exhibition, Solebury, PA
2008 Art of the State of Pennsylvania, The State Museum, Harrisburg, PA
2008 Juried Alumni Exhibition, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
2006 Annual Student Exhibition, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
2005 Annual Student Exhibition, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
2005 Bucks County Art Exhibit, The Sellersville Museum, Sellersville, PA

Awards:
2012 1st Prize at Doylestown Bicentennial Exhibition at Gratz Gallery, Doylestown PA
2009 2nd Prize At Cheltenham Arts Center 66th Annual Awards Exhibition
2008 First Prize in painting, “Getting the Hang of it” – Art of the State of Pennsylvania
2006 Honorable Mention, Sabbath Prize for Figurative Painting – “Tip of My Tongue”- Annual Student Exhibition, PAFA
2006 2nd Place, Historic Yellow Springs Award for Landscape – “The Quarry’s long Solstice”, Annual Student Exhibition, PAFA
2005 2nd Place, The Wallace Cadwallader Landscape prize – “Quilted Lot”- Annual Student Exhibition, PAFA

Galleries:
2008-present Roger LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
2006-2011 Riverbank Arts, Stockton, NJ

Publication:
2008-present Bucks County Herald, Monthly Art Columnist
2015 Catalog for Privacy Made Public exhibition at New Hope Arts

Interviews:
2012 “Essence of Art” Profile by Birgitta Wolfe – Central Jersey Packet
2011 Interview: Alex Cohen – by Matthew Farina – Beard and Brush

Teaching Experience:
2010-present Robert Beck Academy, Lambertville, PA
2007-2009 George School, Newtown, PA. Painting and Drawing teacher
2000-2003 Seeds of Peace International Camp, Otisfield ME. Art instructor

Curator:
Privacy Made Public. A show of emerging artists at New Hope Arts, New Hope PA
Art at Kings Oaks 2014, 2013, 2012

Alex Cohen’s CV