Cari Cohen is an artist currently based in Miami, Florida, whose work is heavily influenced by architecture and her surroundings. Her visual language incorporates hard-edged lines, curves, geometry, illusory perspectives, and urban symbols. Cohen has exhibited her work in various public and private institutions, including Miami Dade College, Art Santa Fe, Art Miami, and Context. Her work has also been featured in publications such as Friend of an Artist, Volume16, and Reed Magazine.
Cohen received her degree in Architecture from the University of Buenos Aires, specializing in multimedia design and photography. After establishing her own design firm in architecture and interior design in Buenos Aires, she moved to the USA in 2001. In the USA, Cohen pursued painting coursework at Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University and studied techniques for working with metals.
In addition to her studio practice, Cohen is also a certified art teacher for Golden and founded her own creativity Art School, “The Fun Palette,” in 2011. Her school offered an innovative visual art classes for adults and children.
Cohen’s unique visual language continues to captivate audiences and inspire new perspectives.
2016 Golden Certified Artist Educator Training
2005 – 08 Metalworking Courses. Art Miami Center
2002-03 Contemporary painting workshops at Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University
1992-95 Courses training in multimedia design and photography, Buenos Aires Foto Club
1990 Masters of Architecture, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
2021 When Light merges with Art by Cari Cohen, Miami Dade College, Miami FL
2016 Solo Exhibition in Metal Jewelry, G&S Alternative Space, Hollywood, FL
2015 The Fun Palette, Archinect-ART, Miami, FL
2014 Solo Exhibition, G&S Alternative Space, Hollywood, FL
2011 Solo Exhibition, The Fun Palette, North Miami Beach, FL
Solo Exhibition, Citibank, Bal Harbour, FL
2010 Argentinean Bicentennial at Citibank, Aventura, FL
Solo Exhibition, Citibank, Aventura, FL
Solo Exhibition on permanent exhibition at Citibank Aventura branch from June 2010 until 2012
2023 Azur Gallery Miami, Florida
2022 2022 Annual Juried Art Competition SAAC, El Dorado, Arkansas curated by Taylor Jasper from the Arkansas Museum
2022 Contemporaneo Gallery, Ashville NC
2022 The Wit Gallery, Lenox, MA
2021 Context, Art Miami, Miami, FL
2020 The Wit Gallery, Lenox, MA
2019 Red Dot, Miami, FL, Contemporary Project USA
Art Santa Fe, New Mexico, Contemporary Project USA
Art + Light, The Wit Gallery, Lenox, MA
ADC Blink Art, Exhibition Art + Light,Cincinnati ,OH
2015 Arquitect-art, Beth Torah, Aventura, FL
2014 Abstract Series, G&S Alternative Space, Hollywood, FL
2013 Group Exhibition, G&S Alternative Space, Hollywood, FL
Vision of Landscapes and Backgrounds, G&S Alternative Space, Hollywood, FL
Best, G&S Alternative Space, Hollywood, CA
2012 Arte Americas, Consulate of Argentina, Miami, FL
2011. Argentine Art Exhibit at The Alvin Sherman Library, Nova University, organized by the Consulate of Argentina, May 27-June 30
2010 Cinco Naciones Un Bicentenario, organized by the Consulate of Argentina at the Mexican Embassy
2019 Pop Up shows including at West Elm, Miami, FL, presenting her new series Lamp Collection
2018 Pop Up shows, including at West Elm, Miami, FL, presenting her new series Lamp Collection
“Arte, fotografia y Diseño interactivo”, Clarin Newspaper, Argentina, 1998
“Meet Cari Cohen of The Fun Palette”, VoyageMIA, 2017
Friend of the Artist Book .Volume 16. Selected from curator Storm Ascher, to be publish March 2023
Reed Magazine, “Serie Waves” will be publish, April 2023
Founder, The Fun Palette, Miami, FL
My work combines aspects of architecture, my hometown of Buenos Aires, bright graffiti colors, and a duality of structure with chaos. The engines of my art are spontaneous and then, complemented with technology to see how to materialize and innovate. Curves, illusory perspectives, geometry, and urban symbols are among some of the tools I use in making my work.
I use light and variations between two and three dimensions to make abstract reliefs. Innovation with materials is a key component as I have used plaster and plexiglass. Sculpting with three-dimensional materials, I create waves and feelings of the organic while also referencing the architectural world through the use of geometry. I am inspired by the architectural masters Z. Hadid and F. Gehry and this shows in my work through the connection of quickness with thoughtfulness, spontaneity with great planning.
On both flat and dimensional surfaces, I paint shapes that act as recurring symbols and enigmatic messages emerge as a kind of cryptic language. I only feel that my work is finished when the disorder integrates with the order. I combine the curvilinear with the straight to insert the organic into the angular square, breaking the rational into the new and fantastic.