Liz Cohen Bio

LizCohen 150Liz Cohen (2005 Visual Arts Creative Capital grantee) is a photographer and performance artist whose multi-media work is exhibited both nationally and internationally. She is best known for her subversive project, "Bodywork," in which she transformed an East German 1987 Trabant automobile into a 1973 Chevrolet El Camino. Her work has been shown at venues such as Fargfabriken (Sweden), The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco) and Fiori Uso (Pescara). She has won numerous awards and grants including a Studio Residency from The MacDowell Colony; a Studio Fellowship in 2002 from the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany; an Artist’s Project Grant from the Arizona Commission for the Arts; a 2008 Traveling Scholars’ Award from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; and a Kresge Artist Fellowship in 2011. Cohen lives in Detroit and is the Artist-in-Residence/Head of Photography at Cranbrook Academy of Art.