Karen Cohen is a graduate of Germain School of Photography, NYC certified in Professional Photography. Versatile in landscape, documentary, portraits, live performance, publicity, commercial, architecture and candid photographs, Cohen’s work has been published in various magazines such as Rock Scene, NYC, the Hill Rag DC, and more. Her photo journals were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame library archives in 2012.
Being an avid sketcher as a child, she later took various art workshops in woodcut block printing, silk screen, acrylic and watercolor painting. She uses her vast library of photographs to inspire her paintings. She completed a two year course at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh which included drawing and color theory.
She curated art shows for the Corner Store Gallery in DC, Capitol Hill Art League, DC, Frame of Mine, DC, and General Lewis Inn, WV. She juries for Lynchburg Academy Center for Arts, Capitol Hill Art League, Carnegie Hall Season of Colors, WV and reviews new artists who apply for gallery exhibits at Tamarack Best of West Virginia.
Karen Cohen is a member of Capitol Hill Art League in DC, Women’s Caucus for the Arts, West Virginia Watercolor Society, and Beckley Arts Center. She teaches online zoom art and photography classes. Her work is shown/available at Tamarack Best of West Virginia Gallery, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop in Washington, DC, and Beckley Arts Center, WV.