Dianna Cohen Exhibit

April 16-30, 2010
Perkins Library - Main Entrance
Duke University 
Chapel Drive 
Durham, NC 27705 
(919) 660-5880 
The exhibit is held in conjunction with the Duke LEAF Award weekend, sponsored by the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.

Dianna Cohen Biography

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 for alt-rock duo The Ditty Bops and a “green carpet” dress for 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 about bleeding and menstruation at: www.thecurse.com and Citizenlove, new 2008 textiles based on her plastic work and viewable at: www.citizenlove.com

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

In 2008 she had work in the exhibition Just How does A Patriot Act at The OCCCA in Orange County and at SPARC in Venice, CA and in the exhibition Recreate in Santa Monica.

In 2009, Cohen had solo exhibitions at Elizabeth Budia Gallery, Barcelona, and Art From Scrap in Santa Barbara.

In 2010, Cohen will have work is several group shows and solo exhibitions at Duke University school of sustainability, JFK University's Art & Conscious Gallery in Berkeley, CA and BCN: Nights Gallery in Barcelona, Spain.

Dianna Cohen is one of the co-founders of the Plastic Pollution Coalition. The mission of Plastic Pollution Coalition is to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, the environment, and wildlife worldwide.

Plastic Pollution Coalition provides a platform for strategic planning and coherent communications; increases awareness and understanding of the problem and sustainable solutions; and empowers action to eliminate the negative impacts of plastics on the environment, wildlife, marine life, and human health.