Bio

Mary Cosh is an artist based West Orange, NJ and New York, NY. Mary has received grants for international residencies in Marseille, France, Sierre, Switzerland, Venice, Italy as well as domestically in Vermont. Her work has been sought out by individual collectors, as well as MTV and AMC. She received a BFA from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA and a MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

“I paint the world I see around me. Film and the energy of my family and friends inspire me. I believe that “coming of age” is not restricted to adolescence. I am interested in the concept of joy as an act of resistance. Often, imaginary scenes from the places I have been and the people I have met, seep into my work. My love of color makes my work pop, and my use of drawn graphite creates a defined rhythm that is unique to each piece. Most importantly, children inspire me in my portraits because of their natural ability to break boundaries, defy stereotypes, and embrace the simple things in life.” – Mary Cosh

For commissions, general sales and additional inquiries email Mary directly at marycoshstudio(at)gmail(dot)com

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