Maxi Cohen

Born 1949
Hometown Vineland, New Jersey
Lives and Works New York, NY
MA, New York University, New York, NY
BA, New York University, New York, NY
Maxi Cohen is a multi-disciplinary artist whose films, video, photography, and installations often investigate issues around cultural, racial, and gender identity with a transcendent poignancy and beauty. Her films include the feature-length Joe and Maxi (1978), an award-winning documentary about the relationship between the artist and her father, and South Central Los Angeles: Inside Voices (1994), a documentary film about the African-Americans, Koreans, and Latinos who were living in areas most affected by the 1992 Los Angeles riots. A recipient of awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the New York State Council of the Arts, and Art Matters, Cohen's work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and other museums around the world and whose films have played in movie theaters and on television internationally. Cohen has taught in New York at the Pratt Institute, the New York University Graduate School of Education, and the New School.

Maxi Cohen Gallery Art


SOMA NewArt Gallery, Cape May, NJ

Permanent Collection

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Israeli Museum of Art, Jerusalem, Israel

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