Dianna Cohen

Dec 30, 2011 No Comments by Sea Stories

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Los Angeles-based multi-media visual artist, painter and curator Dianna Cohen is best known for her two-dimensional and three-dimensional works using recycled plastic bags – sewn together – ranging from small hanging pieces to room-sized installations.

Cohen’s work has been applied to surfboards in the acclaimed group show FLOW – fine lines on water, which she also curated. In 2007, Cohen expanded into making wearable art pieces using recycled materials, including stage outfits worn by alt-rock duo The Ditty Bops and a “green carpet” dress worn by actress Rachelle Carson. Her “conscious couture” and art were featured on Ed Begley’s environmentally themed HGTV series Living With Ed and on the CBS EcoZone Project with Daisy Fuentes.

Other projects include:  The Curse, a book of stories at: http://www.thecurse.com and Citizenlove, new textiles based on her plastic work and viewable at: http://www.citizenlove.com

Solo shows include post in Los Angeles, Art Affairs in Amsterdam, Sutton Gallery in Melbourne, Frank Pictures in Santa Monica and Elizabeth Budia Gallery in Barcelona. She has shown in group exhibitions at Affirmation Arts in NYC, Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, the Bronx Museum in NYC and the Tampa Museum of Art in Florida,

OCCCA in Orange County, SPARC in Venice, CA and Art From Scrap in Santa Barbara.

In 2010, Cohen created Ocean of Plastic with students at BFIS and exhibited this at the Museum of Water in Barcelona & in The Hamptons and presented a solo exhibition of her at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University.

In 2011, Cohen’s wallflowers will be shown in the AIEP collection of the US Embassy in Tijuana, Mexico and in May, her work will be part of the inaugural exhibition Flows to Bay at MoM Museum of Monterey.

Dianna Cohen is Creative Director & co-founder of Plastic Pollution Coalition, a global alliance of individuals, organizations and businesses working together to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals and the environment.

http://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org

http://www.DIANNACOHEN.com

Coastal Zone, Hibernal 2012

About the Editors

Casey R. Schulke grew up along the Kuskokwim River in a rural Athabascan village in Alaska fishing for king salmon and mushing her sled dog team. She now resides on the shores of Resurrection Bay in Seward, Alaska. Casey's a poet, a naturalist, a dog-lover, has two birds, and is married to a wonderful man.
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