Born in Chicago in 1961, Zoe Cohen was strongly affected by the classic graphic influences of a mid-century urban environment. Everyday exposure to modern architecture, photography, painting, sculpture and minimalist 1960’s design permanently imprinted her mind. (Her father headed an Ad agency - think Mad Men!)
The heart of Zoe’s abstract painting springs from her lifelong fascination with mid-century modern art and design, Abstract Expressionism and The New York School painters. She continues to study the historic influences which shifted the locus of the international art scene from Nazi occupied Europe to NY in the years just before and after WWII.
In recent years, teaching has become an integral part of her art practice. Zoe’s favorite thing is time spent with family and friends and w/ her dog, Bella, in the studio.