About The Artist
Impact, not realism, is the aim of sculptor Claudia Cohen. By exploring figurative and narrative subjects, her work raises questions about the condition of being human. Her style has been described as comic surrealism, a style that blends objective reality with mythology and flights of fancy.
Her sculpted beings, in bronze and ceramic and oil, portray a magical cast of characters; human, animal, or a fantastical progeny from a universe of her own devising. Combining humor and pathos, the works involve the viewer in this mysterious world of the artist’s intuition.
“ To be able to shape my dreams and fantasies in tangible form, to see what two and three- dimensional forms those mysterious sparks form within my subconscious will take is for me what the search is all about. And creating these works allows me to share these visions with others
480 Gate Five Road,
Sausalito, CA 94965
Education 1971 Corcoran School of Art and George Washington University, Washington, DC 1975 B.F.A., Boston Museum School of Arts and Tufts University, Boston, MA Solo and Two Person Exhibitions 2006 The Magic of Realism and the Voyage of Dreams, two person exhibition, Berkeley CA 2003 New Bronze Sculpture, The Culture House Gallery Santa Monica, CA 2003 New Work Bronze, Gallery Blu, Palm Desert, CA 2002 The Millennium Show, Diane Nelson Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA 2001 The work of Claudia Cohen, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA 2001 Works in Bronze and Ceramic, The John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA 2001 30 Ceramic Artists, The John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA 1997 Oh Baby, Napa Valley College Art Gallery, Napa, CA 1997 Dreamscapes of Claudia Cohen, Griffith Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1996 Sculptural Visions, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA 1992 Solo, Rosicrucian Museum, San Jose, CA Selected Group Exhibitions 2010 Six Exhibitions at or through InterArt Gallery, Chelsea, New York, New York 2009 The Fine Art of Carnival, Inter Art Gallery, Chelsea, New York, New York 2009 The Art Of Baseball, 12th annual exhibition, the George Krevsky Gallery, SF CA 2009 The Luck of the Draw, Gallery 111, Sausalito, CA 2008 Invited Artist, ‘IL GRAN TEATRO CERAMIIO’ Museo Internazionale delle Arti Applicate Oggi, Turin – Italy 2008 30 Ceramic Artists, Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA 2007 Sculpture: the Third Dimension, Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, CA 2007 Artful Jesters, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA 2006 Four Person Invitational, Pigman Gallery, S, CA 2006 Invited artist, Feast of Arts Culinary Arts show, Alameda Arts Center, CA 2006 Invited Artist, The Marin Community Foundation, San Rafael, CA 2005 Tre Contemporary Gallery, Palm Desert, CA 2004 The Clown Show, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2004 Creative Dimensions, The Marin Community Foundation, San Rafael, CA 2003 Individual Artists Grantees Showcase Exhibition, Falkirk Cultural Center .SR, CA 2003 Denise Roberge Gallery, Group Show, Palm Desert, CA 2001 Scottsdale 2001, The Scottsdale Art Center, Scottsdale, AZ 1999 Inaugural Exhibition, Gallery Electra, Sausalito, CA 30 Ceramic Artists, The John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA Selected Publications 2009 The Art Of Baseball, 12th annual exhibition, the George Krevsky Gallery, SF CA 2007 30 Ceramic Artists, Natsoulas Press 2006 Art & Antiques Magazine 2001 Artweek, August 2001 American Craft, June /July, American Style, June/July 1998 Humor and Art by Nicholas Roukes, Davis Press 1995 The Art of California Magazine Discovery Award Selected Awards 2006 Top artist award, at the 50th Annual Mill Valley Fall Arts Fair 2005 George Sugarman Foundation, Art Grant. National Award 2005 Invited artist, Biennale Internazionale dell’ Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy 2004 First Prize in Sculpture. Scottsdale Center for the Arts. AZ 2003 Grant Recipient, Marin Arts Council, San Rafael, CA 2001 Sculpture Award, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, AZ 2001 Sculpture Award, Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, Palo Alto, CA 1998 Invited Artist, International Ceramic Exhibition and Conference, Faenza, Italy 1993 Discovery Award Winner, Art of California Magazine 1992 Grant Recipient, Marin Arts Council, San Rafael, CA BACA National Exhibition, Berkeley, CA 2007 Galleries: Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA, The Pence Gallery, Davis CA, Hanson’s Gallery, Carmel, CA 2009 InterArt Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY, The Garden Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA
Oil Paint, Sculpture
Exhibitions & Press
Currently the art of Claudia Cohen is featured in ” spotlight Sausalito” at the Sausalito center for the Arts.
750 Bridgeway, sausalito