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Joanna Cohn

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Degree: MA Fine Art
University: Central Saint Martins
Graduation Year: 2020

Artist Statement

In my practice I explore the power and potential of chronicling surface through the gestures of printmaking, drawing and painting. I enjoy combining traditional printing techniques (etching, woodcut, and takuhon), with digital print techniques and photography, focusing on the ever-changing surface of the earth through traditionally unchronicled surfaces such as concrete floors, paving stones, roads, peeling paint or tree bark. An area of floor surface, recorded with layer upon layer of diverse materials, becomes a map or seascape in an imaginary world. I impose colour, scale and borders, deciding what is sea or land, what is lit or remains in shadow, whether an island remains on the surface or is submerged. The surface reveals what lies beneath, seas are no longer the traditional map maker’s light blue, but run livid and chaotic as colour is layered on colour to suggest the teeming life beneath. By using materials that can be applied, removed and blended, I mimic the formation of surface through biological and chemical erosion. In this way, surface, representation and meaning are eroded to give way to pure sensation.


These paints and prints are ready for postage unstretched and unmounted ready for ou to frame or mount. This service can be arranged by the artist should you prefer. 


This 110gsm lightweight polyester resembles paper, but is more durable and does not crease. It is primed ready to paint/ print. 

Group Exhibitions

2020, Sotheby's Institute Charity Auction for Médecins Sans Frotieres, Solidarty Auction, Invaluable.com
2020, The Tate Exchange, The Butterfly Effect, Tate Modern Blavatnik Building, Bankside, London
2019, Big Space, The Street, CSM, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA
2019, Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, No 1 Street, Royal Arsenal, London SE18 6ST
2019, Glyndebourne Touring Art Competition, Gallery 94, Gallery 94, Glyndebourne, Lewes, East Sussex, BN78 5UU
2019, Postgraduate Art Auction, Lethaby Gallery, 1 Granary Square London N1C 4AA
2019, The Grange, The Grange Festival, The Grange, New Alresford SO24 9TGHampshire
2019, 'Play', Heath Street, London NW3
2019, Interim Show, Apiary Studios, London E2 9EG
2019, 'Humming Out of Tune', Lux, Lux Gallery, London
2019, Open Mouth Film Festival, Various venues, London
2019, 'Leave your Tongue Stuck to the Bark', Tate Exchange, Tate Modern

Competitions, Prizes & Awards

2019, Glyndebourne Touring Art Competition

Original works:

Land-ship

By Joanna Cohn

2020 Graduate

£3200

Primrose Seabed

By Joanna Cohn

2020 Graduate

£450

Tidal Pull

By Joanna Cohn

2020 Graduate

£450

Seabed 1

By Joanna Cohn

2020 Graduate

£450

Sandscape

By Joanna Cohn

2020 Graduate

£450

History

By Joanna Cohn

2020 Graduate

£850

Difference and Repetition

By Joanna Cohn

2020 Graduate

£3200

Blue Rift

By Joanna Cohn

2020 Graduate

£3200

Rodinia

By Joanna Cohn

2020 Graduate

£3200