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Yvette Cohen

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Ara Pacis #15, 16 (Diptych) 21.5" X 25" Oil paint & wood dowels on shaped canvas shown monted flat on wall.
Ara Pacis Corner, 14" X 22.5" X 31" Oil paint & wood dowels shown flat against the two side walls and the floor.
Ara Pacis #14, 23.5" X 22.5" Oil paint & wood dowels on shaped canvas shown mounted flat on wall.
Ara Pacis #12, 13 (Diptych) 23.5" X 39" Oil paint & wood dowels on shaped canvas shown flat on wall.
Ara Pacis #5, 6 (Diptych) 19.5" X 35.5" Oil paint & wood dowels on shaped canvas shown flat on wall.
Artist's Statement

My paintings appear sculptural but are flat and mount directly onto the wall
and sometimes even onto the floor. They are oil paint on shaped canvas and wood dowels. These single pieces, diptychs and triptychs, are positioned in precise angles and in relation to each other so that the space and shape of the individual pieces is as important as the surrounding space and shape.

When I draw, I’m excited to put graphite to paper and experience every mark.
The graphite is an extension of my hand and my mind. Naturally evolving
abstract marks interact with designed shapes and elements.

I work to experience, and convey, individual freedom and the liberating sense of vast open spaces.

Please visit my website to see more work.


Yvette Cohen was born in Cairo, Egypt and raised in Paris and Montreal.

She received a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal. After moving to New York she continued her education attending classes at the Art Student’s League, the School of Visual Arts and the Whitney seminars. For a year she worked in lithography at the Bob Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.

In 1983 she established Plum Graphics Inc., a greeting card company, recognized for its unique images and products

In 2004 she returned to the studio to pursue her fine art full time. She lives and works in New York City.

- Paper Works, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
- Postcards from the Edge, Zieher Smith Gallery, NY
- Exquisite Corpse, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, NJ
- 32nd Annual Small Works Show, NYU 80 Washington Square East Galleries, NY
- Group Show, Lyons Wier Gallery, NY