Amy Cohen

Artist Statement & CV

In my work I use themes developed from the world of nature to create a personal, intuitive interpretation of the feminine. I develop natural forms based on seashells and plant forms combined with the human anatomy to create images that are organic but do not have a direct resemblance to any actual natural object. Rather, my works serve as a way of reminding the viewer of nature and our relationship with the natural world. I draw analogies between these natural forms and the female anatomy through the use of curves and lines in order to make clear the parallels that I see between myself, my work and the natural world.

Exhibitions

2009 Stirring, Skepsi on Swanston
2009 Home, Box Hill Community Arts Centre
2008 Clay in Motion, Studio 32 Annual Exhibition, Bird Gallery, Kew
2007 Common Ground, Shepparton Art Gallery
2006 L’Haim To Life, Bird Gallery, Kew
2005 Statements in Sculpture, Skepsi on Swanston
2003 Redefined, Solo Exhibition, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Fertile Ground Exhibition, Bendigo Art Gallery
2002 Emerging Artists Exhibition, Mira Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Bendigo Art Gallery Collection
2001 Graduates Exhibition, La Trobe University, Bendigo
1999 Traveling Exhibition, Sponsored by AHAVA Cosmetics Co.
1999 Graduates Exhibition, Betzalel Academy, Jerusalem, Israel

Awards

2002 C&J Award and Commission
2001 Excellence in Ceramics

Education

2002 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), La Trobe University, Bendigo
2001 Bachelor of Fine Arts , La Trobe University, Bendigo
1998-2001 Bachelor of Design, Department of Ceramic Design, Betzalel Academy of Art &Design, Jerusalem, Israel
1991-1994 VCE Equivalent, Witzo Canada High School of Art, Haifa, Israel