Maria Cohen is an award-winning artist based in Moscow. She holds a BA in studio art from the Moscow College of Performing Arts (stage designer workshop). She received her MA from the Surikov Art Institute in 2016 (workshop of monumental art). Maria has been involved in multiple solo and group shows nationally and internationally. Her artworks are held in many private collections in Europe and Russia.

Maria demonstrates a highly developed sense of color and composition and a keep attention to detail. She illuminates qualities that often go unnoticed by the casual observer.

Artist Statement

My art is a process of constant investigation and experiment. One day I am an artist whose work is guided by the experience of older generations, on another I may concentrate on form or colour or technique. My work is a true kaleidoscope of painting – a mixture of elegant decorative effects and monumental forms, hot southern flavours and mild pastel shades, as well as subtle sensuality – and vividly reflects the heart and mind of this young artist.

For me, painting is at once a spiritual journey, a transformation of reality, and the ability to create and feel as freely as a child. I love following new ideas and splashing them onto the canvas, and I hope that my work will give out as as much pleasure and emotion to everyone who sees it as it gives to me.

Curriculum vitae / CV