SANDY COHEN BIO Work
Sandy Cohen was born in Israel and resides in New York City. She is formally trained in various mediums including oil paint, water color, mixed media, sculpting, and photography. At the age of eight Sandy was the youngest student at an adults only art program at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; she sold her first piece at the age of thirteen. At fourteen, she was accepted into the Fashion Institute of Technology. Where the administrators called her an "artistic savant". She completed her high school education at Fiorello H LaGuardia High School of Music and Art & Performing Arts. At 19 artist Peter Max expressed interest in her as a young artist. Shortly before her 20th birthday Sandy fell seriously ill as a result of antibiotic side effects. She almost lost her life and has been battling chronic illness since, including being bedridden for years and needing the assistance of a wheelchair. This has changed the way Sandy experiences the world and thereby greatly influences her work; which has been exhibited at charity events and at the homes of private collectors. Her inspiration stems from complex human experiences, both hers and of others. Unmasking the truth behind contemporary illusions. Every one of her pieces shares a story.