Genevieve Cohn

A photographic portrait of artist Genevieve Cohn seated in front of one of her colorful paintings.

Genevieve Cohn grew up in rural Vermont and holds an MFA in painting from Indiana University. She has participated in residencies at the Fiore Art Center, The Vermont Studio Center, The Ragdale Foundation, and AiRGentum.

Genevieve is the recipient of the Hopper Prize.

Her artwork has been featured in several publications, including Juxtapoz Magazine, New American Paintings, Create Magazine and Art Maze Magazine. Genevieve has showcased her work in various cities, such as New York City, Boston, Chicago and London, and is represented by Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami. She currently resides in the Boston area and teaches at Wellesley College.

Artist Statement

My paintings project possible communities of women by drawing from both a historical and imaginative past, present, and future. Utilizing imagery and ideologies drawn from The Women's Land Army from World War I and World War II, as well as female separatist communities, fairy tales and literary fiction, my paintings acknowledge and reflect a world where female power is derived from collaboration, self-endowed agency and connection with the natural world. I consider ideas of collection, adornment, beauty and choice as the figures within the worlds of my work construct spaces that engage ideas of ritual and practice.