About

Eileen Cohen received her MFA in Ceramics from Indiana University in Bloomington and her BFA in Ceramics from the University of Delaware in Newark. Following a residency at Mendocino Art Center in California, she moved to Minnesota where she was a McKnight Resident Artist at the Northern Clay Center. She maintains a studio in NE Minneapolis and works as an Arts Educator and Exhibitions Coordinator at Silverwood Park, part of the Three Rivers Park District. She is also a teaching artist at the Northern Clay Center.

 

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Education

2003

MFA Ceramics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 

1996

BFA Ceramics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 

 

Honors and Awards

2008

Juror’s Award, Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists Exhibition, Northfield, MN
Media Winner, St Paul Art Crawl, St. Paul, MN 

2006

Second Place, MN State Fair Fine Art Exhibition, St. Paul, MN 

2004

McKnight Artist Residency, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Juror’s Award, Materials: Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX 

2003

Artist Residency, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA 

2000

Third Place, Feats of Clay, Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, CA 

1999

Merit Award, Clayfest XI, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN 

1998

Second Place, Chester County Art Association 1998 Sculpture Show, West Chester, PA 

1996

George Nocito Art Award, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 

 

EXHIBITIONS

(*designates solo shows)

2018

Ceramic Biennial Exhibition, Concordia University, St Paul, MN

2017

Dressing Room*, Ridgewater College, Willmar, MN

2016  

For the Frill of It*, The Gage Family Art Gallery, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
Dressing Room*, Ridgewater College, Hutchinson, MN
Keeping Nearly Upright, Gallery 71, Edina, MN

2015

Untitled: A Show about Nature, University of Minnesota, 
Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, Minneapolis, MN
Art-A-Whirl, Northrup King Building, Minneapolis, MN
North of the 45th Exhibition, DeVos Art Museum
Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
Members Exhibition, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

2014

The Trophy Room*, Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Sculptura Curiosa, Douglas Flanders Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Made in Minnesota, Catherine E. Nash Gallery
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 

2013 

Artists at NCC Exhibition, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN 

2012

St Paul Art Crawl, Tilsner Artist Cooperative, St Paul, MN 

2011

St Paul Art Crawl, Northern Warehouse, St Paul, MN 

2010

Shine, Peach, a Multi-Purpose Art Space, St Paul, MN
St Paul Art Crawl, Northern Warehouse, St Paul, MN 

2009

Artists at NCC Exhibition, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
St Paul Art Crawl, Northern Warehouse, St Paul, MN

2008

St Paul Art Crawl, Northern Warehouse, St Paul, MN
Ultimate Landscapes, Gallery 13, Minneapolis, MN
Not Not Clay: Really Contemporary Ceramics, Gallery 13, Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists 2008 Exhibition, Northfield, MN
Light in Darkness*, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
MN State Fair Fine Art Exhibition, St. Paul, MN
St Paul Art Crawl, Northern Warehouse, St Paul, MN 

2007

Two Person Show, Phipps Center for the Arts & Hudson Hospital, Hudson, WI
St Paul Art Crawl, Northern Warehouse, St Paul, MN
Artists at NCC Exhibition, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN 

2006

MN State Fair Fine Art Exhibition, St. Paul, MN
6 McKnight Artists on Tour, Locations in MN and WI 

2005

6 McKnight Artists, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Feats of Clay, Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, CA
Materials: Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX
AIR Show, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA 

2004

Craft Forms 2004, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
California Clay Competition, The Artery, Davis, CA
AIR Show, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
Fifteenth San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX
Starbrick Clay National 2004, Starbrick Clay, Nelsonville, OH
Materials: Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX 

2003

Craft Forms 2003, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA 

2002

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Indiana University Art Museum, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
National Society of Arts and Letters Showcase of Art, Bloomington Chapter, Bloomington, IN
Indiana University Bloomington Invitational, Urban Designs, Manhattan, KS
MFA Student Exhibitions, SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 

2001

Indiana University Bloomington Ceramics Invitational Exhibition, The Art Gallery, Hanover College, Hanover, IN
MFA Student Exhibitions, SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Chairs, Bellevue Art Gallery, Bloomington, IN 

2000

Feats of Clay, Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, CA
National Society of Arts & Letters Showcase of Art, Bloomington Chapter, Bloomington, IN
Book Structures, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Chestnut Branches Art Project, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
MFA Student Exhibitions, SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 

1999

National Society of Arts & Letters Showcase of Art, Bloomington Chapter, Bloomington, IN
Clayfest XI, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
16 Visions: Ceramic Artists at Indiana University, SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 

1998

Chester County Art Association 1998 Sculpture Show, West Chester, PA
Book Arts 1982-1997, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 

 

1997

Perkiomen Valley Art Center 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Pottstown, PA
Solo Exhibition, The Gallery of Don Thompson, Pottstown, PA
Solo Exhibition, The David Frain Salon, Pottstown, PA 

1996

National Works on Paper, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Natterings, BFA Thesis Show, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 

1994

Undergraduate Student Show, University of Delaware, Newark, DE