Liquidity at Ki Smith Gallery
OPENING Saturday August 12, 6-9
Please join us for the grand opening of Liquidity, illuminating the fluidity between tangible and intangible elements in our modern world.
Three jurors were faced with the challenging task of considering well over 300 submissions. Curator Natasha Roberts arranged the selection on both floors of the Ki Smith Gallery. Twenty-six artworks span across mediums of sculpture, drawing, painting and collage.
Two Building a Square paintings are included in this selection of diverse artistic voices. Building a Square Paintings are a series of over 30 paintings that invite you to experience fluctuating space on a flat surface.
August 12-September 3, Wed-Sun 12-7PM
Ki Smith Gallery 170 Forsyth St, New York, NY 10002. (212) 677-5131
SOLO- Swimming on Air at Lagstein Gallery
One of the Gems included in the SOLO exhibition at Lagstein Gallery in Nyack, NY. Opening Saturday April 1, 2-4.
On view April 1-30.
Ten of the twenty-five GEMS in the GEMS Series are featured in Exhibition 2022 at Flatfile Gallery. All mount flat on the wall.
Six pieces from the Juggling Rocks Series are featured in the inaugural group show DO STACKS at FROSCH&CO. After ten years on the LES the gallery has moved to to a larger, great looking space at 34 East Broadway .
On View February 6 - March 14, 2021
Wed - Sun, noon - 6
For more info go to www.froschportmann.com/
2021 Online Exhibition at FLATFILE Gallery featuring Void #2 - Revisited and Void #3 - Revisited
See the exhibit flatfile.gallery/2021-2
All artwork priced at $2021.
FLATFILE™ makes it easy for collectors to find artwork they love. They select artwork from great artists and offer it at a reasonable price, studio-direct. FLATFILE™ is a subsidiary of Schweitzer Fine Art. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proof that art conquers the day!
Back in March or April I responded to a call for a 10 X 10 inch drawing on paper expressing my feelings about COVID. The show Viral Collaborations features the work of 115 artists from 10 countries.
Almost one year later we’re still shockingly under lockdown, but this show is alive and well at Chicago’s Bridgeport Art Center January 11 – February 19.
Check out the link to go on a tour with Helen Dannelly, one of the curators. My piece I Have No Answer for What This Is, No.2 (19.50 minutes).
ONLINE SHOWS 2020
During this insane COVID period the art world has continued mostly online. Following my Instagram posts with my Staying Home Series of drawings, made with natural pigments, such as Assam tea and turmeric, I've gone on to be included in several online shows.
At the Flatfile Gallery see the drawing, Confined to 8 X 8. Dying to Get Out-Yellow
8x8 Art On Paper December 15,2020 - February 28, 2021.
Also at FlatFile The On The Wall exhibit Featured the Backroom Gazing Installation of 17 painted shaped canvas pieces shown mounted on-the-wall that can be positioned to fit most any space.
Hammond Museum September virtual show featured Gems-Long Cloud #6, Polka-dots The show is on till September 3, 2021.
October virtual show features Ara Pacis Yellow, Red, Blue Corner, Triptych
November virtual show features the drawing I Have No Answer For What This Is
To check out the Virtual Galleries at the Hammond Museum go to;
For months in the beginning of this pandemic I hibernated at home working on my kitchen counter making due with home made mediums such as turmeric, Assam tea, blueberries, etc. The Staying at Home Series of drawings developed, as I applied layer upon layer of medium as I processed this strange and frightening period. Several of these drawings can be seen in my drawing portfolio on the NewYorkArtistsCircle.com website.
GEOMETRIC the Spring Gala at the Pelham Art Center featured Yvette Cohen's Triple Zephyr II. The triptych of acrylic and oil paint on shaped canvas with wood dowels was mounted at the entrance to the center.
For more information go to www.pelhamartcenter.org
Contemporary Approaches to a Traditional Technique
Yvette Cohen was included in this exhibition of artist members from the NY Artists Circle
Curated by Christina Massey
Opening Reception: December 21st, 6-8pm
Dates: December 21st, 2018 - January 19th, 2019
485 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022
Atmospheric or aerial perspective refers to the traditional painting technique of creating an illusion of depth or distance by making objects appear less detailed and typically bluer than nearer objects, traditionally utilized in creating realistic landscapes. It is described as the air and all the particles in it, from dust to pollution that lingers between the eye of the viewer to the distant object that is the subject. Contemporary perspective of what exists in that air is vastly different however than in past eras.
Yvette Cohen In Las Gravitas at the ODETTA Gallery in Bushwick
November 16 - December 16, 2018
Artist Talk and Closing Reception Sunday December 16 at 4:00 pm
The weight of our country’s political schism is brought into view, both symbolically, as well as literally, in this four person exhibition at ODETTA. The overriding social concerns of this era prompts a preoccupation with our mortality, but, in some cases, also demands a persistent need for escape, a release into the imagination.
ODETTA was located at 231 Cook St, Brooklyn NY 11206
Flat??? Drawings are Not Flat
For over 25 years the Kentler International Drawing Space, in Red Hook Brooklyn, has expanded the definition of drawing. Guest curator, William Stover, sourced work from the 260 artists in Kentler’s flatfiles. FLAT? included pieces from Yvette’s Paper Landscape Series, to feature drawings made of unpredictable materials and shapes, to take the viewer beyond the picture plane. Flat? Was on view June 8 to July 15th.
For more information about the Kentler International Drawing Space go to their website:www.kentlergallery.org
Islip Art Museum
Forest #2 one of seven pieces in Cohen’s Forest Series, is included in Duality: Glimpses of the Other Side. The exhibition, curated by Scott Bluedorn was on view at the Islip Art Museum from June 24 – October 15, 2017.
The show seeks out what’s hidden behind the veil of perception to reveal chaos in the mundane, beauty in the ordinary, and depravity in the wholesome.
COLOR + SHAPE = SPACE
A Site-Specific Installation by Yvette Cohen
Over 20 pieces of artwork were created especially for Basta Pasta, the renowned Japanese-Italian restaurant in the heart of the Flatiron district of New York City.
Art was mounted throughout the restaurant:over the bar, on the side walls, in the back room. Volumes seemed to float in space. The entire restaurant was the canvas.
Basta Pasta was established in Tokyo in 1985 and modeled after the TV program Iron Chef as a totally open Kitchen Theater. New York's Basta Pasta opened in 1990.
The installation was on view April, May and June 2017.
37 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011
....Once again, Richard Temperio did the seemingly impossible by curating the work of over 600 artists in his Williamsburg gallery.
This is the New York art scene.
Sideshow Gallery’s, annual extravaganza,
Thru the Rabbit Hole 2:Nation V is on view till February 26, 2017.
Sideshow Gallery is located at 319 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.
Hours Thursday - Sunday 12 - 6 pm. 718.486.8180
For more information visit www.sideshowgallery.com
...Yvette Cohen’s paintings command their position in
Speaking Volumes…and Voids a sculpture exhibition featuring fourteen artists.
The exhibition is located on historic Govenor's Island in Nolan Park, Building 20B. Curated by Anne Stanner, and presented by the Sculptors Alliance.
The exhibition opened August 8 and will run through September 20, 2015
Open and free to the public Saturdays & Sundays, 11 am – 5 pm
For the ferry schedule to the island please visit govisland.com/info/ferry-schedule.
...Cohen’s Paper Landscape was included in the Kentler International Drawing Space exhibition. Stack/File: Selections from the Kentler Flatfiles was guest curated by Ana Torok and ran June 13 - July 26.
There was a Curator's Talk and Reception, Saturday, June 13,
For more information about the show and the Kentler International Drawing Space please visit www.kentlergallery.org/
...ODETTA Gallery presented work by Yvette Cohen and Sylvia Schwartz
at SELECT Art Fair, May 13 to Sunday May 17, 2015. Booth #403
ODETTA Gallery was among a curated grouping of Brooklyn galleries
on the fourth floor of the iconic DIA building in Chelsea located at
West 22nd St. between 10th/11th Ave.
ODETTA is a new gallery exhibiting works by mid-career artists who
have honed their craft and their vision. Special interest in contemporary
painting, glyphs, music, color field, buddha mind, minimalism,
playfulness and encyclopaedic obsessiveness.
229 Cook St, Brooklyn, NY 11206
...When art meets Italian inspiration: Yvette Cohen’s artworks is the subject on the blog ItalianGoodNews.
...Cohen's Triple Zephyr I was shown in Sideshow Nation III Circle the Wagons!!! Sideshow’s annual extravaganza featuring the work of hundreds of artists.
January 10th to March 15th 2015.
SIDESHOW is located at 319 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
...PAPERAZZI IV Janet Kurnatowski’s annual paper show included a piece from Cohen's Forest in 7 Parts.
January 16th to February 15th 2015.
JANET KURNATOWSKI GALLERY is located at 205 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
...Yvette Cohen’s wreath was part of the 32nd annual exhibition at the Arsenal Gallery, The Wreath: Interpretations.
Cohen's wreath made the December 5th edition (Page C22) of the New York Times. Cohen created a wreath comprised of her signature geometric shapes, seemingly folded over to reveal the five points of a gold star.
The Arsenal Gallery is located in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue at 64th Street, Third Floor. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5 pm. For more information visit www.nycgovparks.org/news/daily-plant?id…. The exhibition was on view through January 7, 2015.
...Yvette Cohen is featured in the Summer 2014 edition of The Artist Catalogue. The feature includes an artist statement followed by a short interview. The focus is on the evolution of a drawing series, the Dinner Guests, with color, layering and transparency to build up depth. Further questions expand on the challenges of an artistic practice and what is currently going on in the studio.
The Artist Catalogue is a quarterly fine art publication featuring visual artists and writers to showcase their current body of work to gain recognition. To view the article please visit www.theartistcatalogue.com/low_res/Summ…
...Thanks to Tony Tasset
Yvette Cohen is one of 392,486 names engraved on the multi-colored acrylic panels of The Artists Monument produced for the Whitney Biennial in New York 2014. This is Tasset’s homage to creators ranging from Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol to emerging artists with a single exhibition.
For more information visit;
...Yvette Cohen was Included in Wide Open 5, the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s (BWAC, pronounced bee-wack) juried show. Paulina Pobocha, Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture at MOMA, selected 100 pieces from a total of about 1600 submissions for Wide Open 5
which was on view April 26-June 1.
...Yvette Cohen participated as a Resident Artist at the Draftsmen's Congress in the New Museum on March 23, 2014.
The New Museum’s Fourth Floor gallery was transformed through the gradual accumulation of drawings and paintings in Pawel Althamer’s Draftsmen’s Congress. This is a social collaboration to freely express oneself using images instead of words.
For more information about the New Museum, this resident artist group, and the Draftsman's Congress, please visit;
...Cohen was interviewed by Michael Corbin at artbookguy.com. You can read the interview at artbookguy.com/yvette-cohen-sculptural-…
...Sideshow NATION II at the ALAMO is Richard Timperio’s annual extravaganza for 2014. Yvette Cohen’s paintings were among hundreds of other artists. Sideshow Gallery is located at 319 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. For more info visit www.sideshowgallery.com
...Cohen’s work was included in PAPERAZZI Janet Kurnatowski’s annual show of work on paper by over 100 artists, on view January 17–February 16, 2014. The Janet Kurnatowski Gallery is located at 205 Norman Ave. in Brooklyn NY.
For more info visit www.janetkurnatowskigallery.com
...Yvette Cohen’s paintings continued to bridge the gap between painting and sculpture. Several of Cohen’s pieces were juried into the Small Works show at the Jeffrey Leder Gallery, one block from MOMA PS1. On view September 15 – October 6, 2013.* The new work introduced Wall Boxes and Folded Triangles. For more information please visit www.jeffreyledergallery.com
...In March, Cohen introduced her new Beachair Red&White series in The Hullaballoo Collective, at the Fountain Art Fair at the 69th Regiment Armory on the centennial of The Armory Show. A bootstrap brigade standing on the shoulders of giants, the artists of the Hullaballoo Collective, similarly united to address the problems of exhibiting in a cloistered environment, were proud to band together in unruly style and present to the public, not a manicured, homogenous, and academic selection—but a wild swath of the arts today.
For more information please visit
or the Facebook event www.facebook.com/events/423043751111174/
...Cohen's work was shown in Diptychs, Triptychs & Multiples which examined the work of thirteen artists who work in different medias and united in this show under one concept. Each artist delivering his or her own unique interpretation of multiples. The canvas, paper, or other surface is often a point of departure. It is the artist who says, “One is not enough.” However, the usage of diverse innovative medias calls for an expansion of the term Diptych or Triptych beyond the traditional arrangement of side-by-side panels.
Curated by Shira Toren at City Without Walls at 6 Crawford Street in Newark, NJ was on exhibit March 2, through April 13, 2013.
For more information visit:
Facebook Event: on.fb.me/X4PDtr
...Janet Kurnatowsky included a drawing by Cohen in her Paperazzi2 show at her gallery in Brooklyn at 205 Norman Ave. fromJanuary 18 to February 10, 2013.
...Cohen participated in Joie de Vivre a group exhibition featuring artwork from the Hullaballoo Collective an eclectic New York City-based group of artists. The show, at the PS Project Space at 548 West 28th Street in Chelsea, was on August of 2012. hullaballoocollective.org
...ContaminateNYC curated drawings from Cohen’s Dinner Guests series in an installation for MIN, a performance/experiment exploring intense, acrobatic, movement set against extremely sparse backdrops. For more information about MIN and ContaminateNYC go to www.contaminatenyc.com/?p=5748
...Cohen's work was part of FORMED PERCEPTIONS a show curated by Charlotte Mouquin, on view April 13 - May 20, 2012
Artists Included;Yvette Cohen, Sheila Goloborotko, Antonio Jose Guzman, Carl E. Hazlewood, Hilary Lorenz, & Cullen Washington
Art circles our daily lives and warps, bends, and expands our perceptions of form, place, and color. Formed Perceptions, on view at Corridor Gallery at 334 Grand Avenue in Brooklyn, challenged our relationship with the standard white cube and morphed the viewer’s perception of a gallery into a transcending, swirling, and grounding experience through painting, sculpture, printmaking, projections, and installations.
...Cohen's Wind Tunnel was one of, maybe, over 500 pieces in Hennessey Youngman's Itsa Small, Small World at the Family Business Gallery a 125 square foot space in the heart of Chelsea. Family Business is located at 520 West 21st Street. The show was on view from April 3rd—April 15th. For more information visit www.familybusinessgallery.com
...Cohen’s work was part of the Hullaballoo Collective booth at the Fountain Fair March 10–11, 2012, at the Armory at 68 Lexington Ave at 25th Street. For more information please visit hullaballoocollective.org
...Cohen's Fallen Porcupine drawing was in Art to the Point at the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah New York. In this tri-state exhibition, juried by Donald Sultan distinguished American painter, printmaker and sculptor, 88 works were selected out of 697 submissions.
The show was on view from January 14 to February 19, 2012.
For more information about the exhibition please visit
...Yvette Cohen participated in two Brooklyn gallery shows earlier this year...
MIC: CHECK Sideshow Gallery's winter exhibition
January 7 - February 26, 2012. Extended to March 18th!!
Sideshow Gallery is located at 319 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
PAPERAZZI Janet Kurnatowski Gallery's annual paper show
January 13 - February 12, 2012.
The Janet Kurnatowski Gallery is located at 205 Norman Avenue in Brooklyn.