Rachel Leah Cohn

Rachel Cohn is an interdisciplinary artist working with painting, sculpture, video and performance. She received her MFA in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University (2013) and her BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design(2005). 

Rachel values experimentation, collaboration and trying to find new ways to describe the world around her.  Recent projects have included an attempt to study the inner life of oysters, building a dream sauna and the reenactments of memories for further investigation. 

Rachel has exhibited in the US and abroad, including the Bi-City Biennale for Urbanism and Architecture, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Vermont, White Box Gallery, New York City, Ortega y Gasset Gallery, Ridgewood, NY, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond and Gallery Augusta, Finland. Her performance "Nonesuch Tales of Ardea Herodias," in collaboration with Laurids Sonne and Michael Ashley, was awarded best in show at 1708 Gallery's InLight Richmond 2013. She has been an artist-in-residence at Vermont Studio Center (US); CAC Woodside (US); HIAP Suomenlinna (FI), Marpha Foundation (NP), Halka Art Project (TR), Mildred’s Lane (US) and Atelier Salzamt (AT). Her work is also held in many special collections.

She currently is Assistant Professor in Art Foundation at VCUarts Qatar in Doha, teaching time-based media and performance.