Liz Cohen

Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Assoc Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505

Biography

Photographer and performance artist Liz Cohen (American, b. 1973) is best known for her project BODYWORK, in which she transformed an aging East German Trabant into an American El Camino lowrider, and herself into a car customizer and bikini model. Cohens earlier work CANAL, a series of black and white photographs and performances, documents sex workers on the fringe of the Panama Canal Zone. In her more recent work, HIM, she depicts an ostracized poet through black and white photographs, weavings, and collaged textiles. Cohens work has been characterized as examining immigration, nonconformity, and resistance.

Cohen has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Akademie Schloss Solitude, the Creative Capital Foundation, and the Kresge Foundation. She has exhibited work at Site Santa Fe, Ballroom Marfa, the Cranbrook Art Museum, F�rgfabriken, and Museum Tinguely. Her projects have been written about in the New York Times, Art in America and Lowrider Magazine. Cohen received her MFA degree in Photography from the California College of the Arts. She holds a BFA in Studio Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and a BA in Philosophy from Tufts University.

Cohens work is interdisciplinary, bringing together inquiry in womens studies, literature, poetry, and auto mechanics as well as expertise in documentary photography, performance, video, installation, and sculpture.

Education

MFA, Photography, California College of Art, San Francisco, CA - 2000

BFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA  1996

BA, Philosophy, cum laude with high thesis honors, Tufts University, Medford, MA - 1996

Courses

Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
ART 205 Photography II: Color
ART 404 Portraiture Photography
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 494 Special Topics
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
ART 595 Continuing Registration
ART 598 Special Topics
ART 680 Practicum
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
ART 403 Senior Photographic Projects
ART 494 Special Topics
HDA 494 Special Topics
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
HDA 598 Special Topics
ART 598 Special Topics
ART 680 Practicum
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
ART 301 Alternative Processes I
ART 404 Portraiture Photography
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 494 Special Topics
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
ART 598 Special Topics
ART 680 Practicum
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
ART 403 Senior Photographic Projects
ART 494 Special Topics
HDA 494 Special Topics
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
HDA 598 Special Topics
ART 598 Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ART 404 Portraiture Photography
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 598 Special Topics
ART 621 Studio Problems
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ART 205 Photography II: Color
ART 403 Senior Photographic Projects
ART 592 Research
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ART 404 Portraiture Photography
ART 501 Cross-Practice Critique
ART 598 Special Topics