sydney cohen 

biography | inventory

EDUCATION
2002                         MFA  (With Honors) Painting and Printmaking, University of Iowa    
2001                          MA Painting and Printmaking, University of Iowa   
1997                          BFA  (With Highest Distinction) Painting, California College of Arts and Crafts  

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2013                          “Some Other Needs” Right Window Gallery, curated by Scott Hewicker
                                    Civic Art Exhibit, (for one year) Berkeley, CA
                                    Art Markt, SF Artfair, represented by Swarm Gallery
2012                          “Sydney Cohen + W. Scott Trimble,” September, Swarm Gallery, Oakland
                                    ArtPadSF, Art Fair, represented by Swarm Gallery
2007-11                     Faculty Exhibit, California College of the Arts
2004-11                     Visual Aid Benefit Auction, SF
2007-10                    Luna Dance Company Benefit Auction, Oakland
2003-06,13              Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure
2005                          “Floods and Flurries”* University High School Gallery
                                    “Spring”* Erica Tanov Exhibition Space
2003                          “Elevations”* Erica Tanov Exhibition Space
                                     Solid Gold Benefit Auction, Southern Exposure
                                     Co-curator, with James Sterling Pitt: “Dinosaurs, 18 NY, LA and Bay
                                             Area Artists Look Back at the Future”
  Los Medanos College, CA
2002                          “Radio On”* Byron Burford Gallery
                                    “MFA Show” University of Iowa Art Museum
                                    “Iowa 26” 917 Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001                          “About Nature” Byron Burford Gallery, Iowa City, IA
1997                           “Six” Nexus Gallery
                                    “Short Stories”*  Isabel Percy West Gallery,  CCAC

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2013                          “What We do is Secret: Sydney Cohen” by Scott Hewicker on the SFMoMA Open Space Blog
                                    “Further Travels from Farther Away”, Featured in The Daily Palette, curated by Jon Winety                                                  University of Iowa Intermedia Magazine, February 4, 2013
2012                          Bigman, Alex, “Art Picks” and “Five Things to do in the East Bay this Weekend” East Bay                                                        Express, September 29, 2012
                                    “Don’t Miss: Sydney Cohen and W. Scott Trimble at Swarm Gallery”, Art Enthusiast, Oakland                                             Art Beat,  September 27, 2013
2011                            Solomon, Lisa, “Making it ______ [fill in the blank]”, LisaSolomonMusings.blogspot.com                                                       September 18, 2012             
2009                           Pitts, Carol, “Sydney Cohen”,  Face to Face, Interviews with Artists, CCA                                              
2006                           Ganem, Alison, "Urban Art Teachers' Work Revealed", The Urban Legend                             
2003                           Modenessi, Jennifer, “Quirky Exhibit Goes Back to the Future”, Contra Costa Times       
                                     “Future Abstraction” Los Medanos College Experience                                                     
2002                           Swanhyser, Hiya, “Candle Light Drawing”  SFBay Guardian

SELECTED TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2013                           Senior Adjunct Professor, California College of the Arts
2002-2013               Adjunct Professor, California College of the Arts               
2003-present         Founder and Instructor, Weekly Figure Drawing Workshop, Urban School of SF                 
2009-13                    Designer and Instructor, Figure Drawing Workshop Intensive, One Week, The Menlo School
2013                           Artist Talk, CSU East Bay, Hayward, for Grace Munakata’s painting class
2003-12                    Precollege Professor, Painting and Drawing Workshop, Printmaking, Drawing, CCA
2012                           Designer and Instructor, Figure Drawing Workshop Intensive, Piedmont High School
2002-07                    Painting and Drawing Professor, CCA Extension
2003-09                    Young Artist Professor,  Painting and Drawing, CCA                                                              
2006                           Adjunct Professor, Painting and Watercolor, Ohlone Junior College                                                            2006                           Figure Drawing Professor, CSSA California Summer School of the Arts @ Cal Arts                     
2000-01                     Traveling Artist in the Classroom, Public Schools in Iowa, funded by Iowa Arts
                                     Commission                                                                                                                       

AWARDS/HONORS/APPOINTMENTS
2005-present         Faculty Representative to Enrollment Services, traveling position in recruitment, CCA
2009-present         First Year Advisor, CCA
2009                           Outstanding Teacher Commendation, First Year program, CCA                         
2000-02                    Iowa Arts Fellow, Full tuition and stipend, University of Iowa                                               
1997                            Louise M. Ralls Scholarship Award for Excellence in Painting, CCAC      

SELECTED WORKS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
City of Berkeley
Brockton Public Schools Study Collection, Brockton, MA
University of Iowa Museum of Art                                                                                                                                             
Art + Design San Francisco, Art Consultants
Numerous Private Collections