About the Artist
California Bay Area artist Claudia Cohen brings a sense of surrealism to many of the bronze and ceramic sculpture she forms. Her recent paintings bring a similar narrative vision to another dimension. Claudia's works bring to life human nature in ways that deconstruct pre-conceived notions about humanity and stimulates the observers imagination.
Described as comic-surrealism, her style blends objective reality with mythology and flights of fancy. Her use of uniquely colored patinas along with this magic-surreal vision are the reasons behind her immense popularity in the Bay Area art community and beyond.
Educated at The School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Claudia moved to the West Coast and opened her studio in Sausalito California, creating a design and art following that has spanned over 25 years and sparked trends in art that travelled around the globe. In 2008, this Bay Area artist was featured in Turin, Italy, at the MIAAO Museum as a representative of The School of California Funk Ceramics.
Her thought-provoking and aesthetically pleasing pieces have become recognizable locally and more recently, internationally.
2010- present, Chalk Farm Gallery , Santa Fe, NM and the NauPua Gallery at the Grand Waialua, Maui, HI
2013 The Art of the Imagination: Sculptures and Paintings by Claudia Cohen; The Throckmorton, Mill Valley, CA
2012 Best of Worldwide Sculpture Artists, Kennedy Press
2012 Contemporary Sculptors, 84 international artists , Schiffer press
2011 The Art of Baseball, the George Krevsky Gallery SF, invited artist
2010 Featured Artist - The Grand Ceramic Theater, MAIAAO, Museo Internazionale delle Arti applicate OggI in Turin,Italy
2010 30 Ceramic Artists, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA and 30 Ceramic Artists, catalog, Natsoulas Press
Artful Jesters, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
Surrealist Visions, Chalk Farm Gallery artists, Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM
Butterfly Art Center & Museum, Inaugural Exhibition, Red Bank, NJ. February 2010
2009 Selected works of the Society for Art of Imagination “Venice Carnival” InterArt Gallery, NY May
Summer Festival on Long Island. Provided by InterArt Gallery, Port Jefferson, NY July 1-5, 09
A Group Art Show “Double Vision”. Selected works of the InterArt Gallery artists InterArt Gallery, NY
Contemporary Jewish Art. Provided by InterArt gallery, Long Island, NY
Art & Antiques Magazine
2005 National Art Grant Award Recipient — George Sugarman Foundation
2004 First Prize Sculpture Winner — Scottsdale, AZ Center for the Arts
2003 and 1998 : Grant Award Recipient — Marin Arts Council in Northern California
2001 Sculpture Award Winner — Scottsdale, AZ Center for the Arts
2001 Sculpture Award Winner — Palo Alto, CA Festival of the Arts2005
Tre Contemporary Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2001 Artweek, August, American Craft, June /Jul, American Style, June/July
2002 Humor and Art , book by Nicholas Roukes, Davis Press
1998 The Art of California Magazine Discovery Award