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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Lynne Cohen

Dates:  1944, 3 July - 2014, 12 May
Born:  US, WI, Racine
Died:  Canada, Montreal
Active:  Canada
Website:  www.lynne-cohen.com
 
  
Eerie photographs of empty rooms and buildings.

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Education
 
1968 University of Michigan
1967,1969 Eastern Michigan University
1964-1965 Slade School of Art, University of London
1962-64, 1965-1967 University of Wisconsin
 
Solo exhibitions (partial listing)
 
2006 Netwerk, Aalst
2006 Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa
2006 Hasted Hunt Gallery, New York
2006 Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto
2006 Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna
2006 Wilma Tolkesdorf, Frankfurt
2004 National Gallery of Canada
2004 Galeria Bacelos, Vigo, Spain
2003 Galería Visor, Valencia, Spain
2003 Image/Imatge, Orthez, France
2003 Musée de l'Elysée Lausanne
2003 Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Frankfurt
2002 National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
2002 In Situ – Fabienne Leclerc, Paris
2002 Oakville Galleries, Ontario
2002 Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria
2002 Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto
2001 Galeria Fucares, Madrid
2001 Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax
2001 Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Frankfurt
2001 Galería des Àngels, Barcelona
2000 Galeria Visor, Valencia, Spain
2000 Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto
2000 Centro de Fotografía, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
2000 Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
1999 Galerie Christiane Chassay, Montreal
1998 Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Millikin University, Illinois
1998 Museum voor Fotografie, Antwerp, Belgium
1996 Galerie des Archives, Paris 1996 P$P$O$W, New York
1995 Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
1995 Robert Klein Gallery, Boston
1995 Karsten Schubert, London
1994 Louise Spence, Toronto
1993 Ehlers/Caudill Gallery, Chicago
1993 Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco
1993 Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
1992 Art Gallery of York University 1992 Robert Klein Gallery
1992 Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas
1992 Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University
1992 FRAC, Limousin, Limoges
1992 Carleton University
1991 Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina
1990 Gokelaere & Janssen, Brussels
1990 Printworks Gallery, Chicago
1990 Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University
1989 Museum fur Gestaltung, Zurich
1989 Art 45, Montreal
1989 Sweger Konst, Stockholm
1989 Photography Gallery, Toronto
1989 Universite de Sherbrooke, Quebec
1989 Floating Gallery, Winnipeg
1988 Art Gallery of Windsor, New York
1988 Interim Art, London
1988 Samia Saouma, Paris
1987 Printworks Gallery, Chicago
1986 49th Parallel, New York
1984 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
1983 Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
1981 Floating Gallery, Winnipeg
1979 Yarlow/Salzman Gallery, Toronto
1979 Light Work Gallery, Syracuse, New York
1978 International Center of Photography, New York
1978 Galerie Nouvel Observateur, Paris
1978 Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University
1975 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
1975 Yajima Gallery, Montreal
1973 A Space Gallery, Toronto
 
Group Exhibitions (partial listing)
 
2005 Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
2005 Städtisches Museum Zwickau
2005 Kunstmuseum Heideinheim
2005 Städtisches Galerie Waldkraiburg
2005 Galería des Àngels, Galería Bacelos, Galería Visor, ARCO, Madrid
2005 National Gallery of Canada
2005 Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
2005 Festival du photo vers l'image, Biarritz, France
2005 Eastern Michigan University 2004 Fotoinstituut, Rotterdam
2004 Galerie Nei Liicht/Café-Crème, Dudelange, Luxembourg
2004 Det Kongelige Bibliotek / Det nationale Fotomuseum, København
2004 Kunsthalle Nürnberg
2004 Oldenburger Kunstverein
2004 National Gallery of Canada
2004 FRAC Bretagne & Clair Obscur, Le Grand Cordel, Rennes
2004 Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montréal
2004 Museé d'art et d'histoire de Saint-Brieuc, France
2004 Eclateur Joiliot Curie, Ivry sur Seine
2004 Fondation d'art contemporaine Daniel et Florence Guerlain, Les Mesnuls, Ile de France
2004 Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa
2004 Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Art Cologne
2004 Olga Korper Gallery
2003 Contemporary Museum of Canadian Photography, Ottawa
2003 Galeria dels Àngels, Barcelona
2003 Centre photographique d'Ile-de-France, Pontault-Combault
2003 Image/Imatge, Orthez, France
2003 Trafic Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-Lès-Rouen, France
2003 Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa
2003 FRAC d'Ile-de-France, Le Plateau, Paris
2003 Galeries du Cloître, Ecole des beaux-arts, Rennes
2003 Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg
2003 Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen (traveling show)
2002 Sala Millares, Madrid
2002 Centro de Arte de Salamanca
2002 Galería Visor, ARCO, Madrid
2002 Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto
2002 Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz
2002 Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina
2002 Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
2002 Kunstsammlungen, Chemnitz, Austria
2002 XII Galería D'Art & Galería Sicart, Vilafranca del Penedès, Spain
2001 Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Art Brussels, Brussels
2001 Centre des Arts Saidye Bronfman, Montreal
2001 Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan, France
2000 Galería des Àngels, Barcelona
2000 Musée de l'Elysée Lausanne
2000 Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography
2000 Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Art Brussels, Brussels
2000 Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa
2000 Art Gallery of Ontario
2000 Centre culturel de Colombier, Rennes, France
1999 IVAM, Valencia, Spain
1999 Culturgest, Lisbon
1999 Ottawa Art Gallery
1999 Centre d'art contemporain de Bruxelles
1998 Power Plant, Toronto
1998 Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto
1998 Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
1998 Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach
1998 Weslyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
1998 Photographic Center of Skopelos, Skopelos, Greece
1998 Fine Arts Center of Larissa, Greece
1998 Musée d'Art Moderne, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
1998 Art Gallery of North York, Ontario
1998 Light Factory, Charlotte, North Carolina
1998 Centre National de la Photographie, Paris
1998 Art Gallery of North York, Ontario
1998 Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
1997 Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
1997 Galerie CC Ten Weyngaert, Vorst, Belgium
1997 University of Tampa Art Gallery
1997 Musée de Beaux Arts, Montreal
1997 Ottawa Art Gallery
1997 National Gallery of Canada
1997 Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan
1997 National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. (traveling show)
1997 Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva
1997 Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee
1996 Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris
1996 Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto
1996 Art Gallery of Ontario
1996 MUHKA, Antwerp
1996 Centre d'art Neuchâtel, Switzerland
1996 New York Public Library, New York
1996 California Museum of Photography, Riverside
1996 Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida
1996 National Gallery of Canada
1996 Galerie Rodolphe Janssen
1996 FIAC, Espace Eiffel Branly, Paris
1995 Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris
1995 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
1995 Logan Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia (traveling show)
1995 National Gallery of Canada
1995 National Museum of Australia
1995 Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago
1994 Galerie des Archives, Paris
1994 Maison de la Culture, Nevers
1994 Carleton University Art Gallery
1994 National Gallery of Canada
1993 National Gallery of Canada (traveling show)
1993 Raab Galerie, Berlin
1993 Raab Boukamel Galleries, London
1993 Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milano
1993 New York; National Gallery of Canada
1992 Dalhousie University Art Gallery (traveling show)
1992 Maryland Institute
1992 Emily Carr College of Art and Design
1992 Dazibao, Montreal
1992 Printworks Gallery, Chicago
1992 Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montreal
1992 Center for Creative Photography, Tucson
1992 Rosa Esman Gallery, New York
1992 Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
1992 Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography
1992 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1991 Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich
1991 Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris
1991 Newport Harbor Art Museum, California (traveling show)
1991 Barbican Art Centre, London
1991 Rosa Esman Gallery, New York
1991 Gokelaere & Janssen, Brussels
1991 University of North Texas
1991 Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina
1991 Galerie Art & Essai, Université de Rennes
1991 FRAC, Limousin
1991 Saw Gallery, Ottawa
1990 Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Wales (traveling show)
1990 Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris
1990 Ehlers Caudill, Chicago
1990 Biennale Internationale de Marseille
1990 Lineart, Gand, Belgium
1990 Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina
1990 Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver
1990 Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle
1989 Stills Gallery, Edinburgh (traveling show)
1989 Sarah Lawrence College, New York
1989 Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris
1989 Victoria and Albert Museum, London
1989 Manes Galley, Prague
1989 Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
1989 Serpentine Gallery, London (traveling show)
1988 Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University (traveling show)
1988 Dia Art Foundation, New York
1988 Aperture, New York
1987 Jeffrey Linden Gallery, Hollywood
1986 Presentation House, Vancouver (traveling show)
1986 P$P$O$W, New York
1985 National Gallery of Canada
1985 Edmonton Art Gallery
1984 Yajima Gallery, Montreal
1984 Photographers Gallery, London
1984 Bradford Art Gallery
1984 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
1984 Bibliothéque Nationale, Paris
1984 Presentation House, Vancouver
1984 Art Gallery of Ontario
1983 Yarlow/Salzman Gallery
1983 Toronto; Winnipeg Art Museum (traveling show)
1982 Eastern Michigan University
1982 Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon (traveling show)
1981 Cultural Centre, Nantes
1981 National Gallery of Canada
1981 Light Work, Syracuse
1981 Skidmore College, New York
1981 Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montreal
1981 McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London
1981 Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montreal
1980 Centre Saidye Bronfman, Montreal
1980 Light Work Gallery, Syracuse, NY
1980 National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (traveling show)
1980 Douglas Kenyon Gallery, Chicago
1980 Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
1980 Yajima Gallery, Montreal
1979 Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta (traveling show)
1979 Ryerson Polytechnic, Toronto
1979 CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY
1978 Yajima Gallery, Montreal
1977 Museum of Modern Art, New York
1977 National Gallery of Canada
1976 Witkin Gallery, New York
1976 University of New Mexico Art Museum
1976 Owens Art Gallery, Sackville
1976 Witkin Gallery, NYC
1976 University of New Mexico Art Museum
1976 Optica, Montreal (traveling show)
1975 National Film Board of Canada
1975 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
1973 University of Michigan
1973 Walker Art Center (traveling show)
1972 831 Gallery, Detroit
1972 Detroit Art Institute
1969 Detroit Art Institute
1969 Oklahoma Art Center
1969 Grand Rapids Art Museum
1968 Chicago Art Institute
1967 Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago
 
Awards (partial listing)
 
2005-2006 Conseil des arts et des letters, Québec
2005 Governor General's Award in Visual Arts and Media Arts
2001 National Magazine Awards, Canada, Gold award
1991 Canada Council Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award
1989 Merit Award for Occupied Territory, Photo/Design
1986, 1989, 1997, 2002 Canada Council Senior Arts Grant
1985, 1993, 2001 Ontario Arts Council Senior Arts Grant
1978-1994 Ontario Arts Council, various awards
1975-2003 Canada Council, various awards
1967 Logan Award, Chicago Art Institute  
  
 

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Wikipedia has a biography of this photographer.Show on this siteGo to website
Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
 

Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Auer, Michele & Michel 1985 Encyclopedie Internationale Des Photographes de 1839 a Nos Jours / Photographers Encylopaedia International 1839 to the present (Hermance, Editions Camera Obscura) 2 volumes [A classic reference work for biographical information on photographers.] 
  
• Evans, Martin Marix (Executive ed.) 1995 Contemporary Photographers [Third Edition] (St. James Press - An International Thomson Publishing Company) [Expensive reference work but highly informative.] 
  
• International Center of Photography 1999 Reflections in a Glass Eye: Works from the International Center of Photography Collection (New York: A Bulfinch Press Book) p.212 [Includes a well written short biography on Lynne Cohen with example plate(s) earlier in book.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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