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L O R I   C O Z E N – G E L L E R   | | |   biography

[lives & works – Venice, CA  :::  born – Los Angeles, CA]

 

LORI COZEN-GELLER grew up in Los Angeles, California and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California. She currently lives and works in Venice, California. Lori’s first work took shape within hours of her father’s passing. During this transformative period, the artist translated her feelings of love and loss onto a scrap of paper, the blueprint for her first piece of work.

 

During the art process, Cozen-Geller looks to capture the emotions of the heart and mind and places them into visual form within space.

 

statement   | | |

This process is a kinetic one for me. It is a journey that begins with a feeling, evolves into a powerful emotion and is then transformed into art. By freezing emotions and placing them into concrete form, I can then sit back and view the strength and meaning that now lies within the piece that has materialized as art.

 

There are several components that merge together to form my work. The dimensions of the piece along with the color and finish represent the power of the emotion that the piece was born out of. The decision to use sharp angles versus soft curves is determined by the nature of the emotions that are being represented. It is as if the emotions themselves dictate the specifications of how the art is developed.

 

Although my art is an expression of my own personal feelings, these emotions are universal to all of humanity. Human beings share the same emotional palette even though each of us has a differing set of life circumstances. The energy of life is the fuel that ignites my passion to express.

C U R R I C U L U M   V I T A E   | | | 

[download full CV below]

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018   Origins, Madison Gallery – La Jolla, California

2015   Mujer, Museum of Ventura County Tool Room Gallery – Ventura, California

2013   Minimal, Madison Gallery – La Jolla, California

2012   Energies, Madison Gallery – La Jolla, California

2007   Perspective, Russeck Gallery – San Francisco, California

2006   Form and Color, A Gallery Fine Art – Palm Desert, California

2005   New Works Invitation, BGH Gallery, Bergamot Station – Santa Monica, California

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019    Art Market San Francisco (represented by Madison Gallery), San Francisco, CA

            Water, Whitewall  Contemporary – Delray Beach, FL

2018    Avant-Garde, Museum of Ventura County – Ventura, CA

            You can’t wear RED, Forre Fine Art – Aspen, CO

            CONTEXT Art Miami, Whitewall Contemporary – Miami, FL

            Venice Art Walk – Venice, CA

2017    Lori Cozen-Geller ( 2 person exhibit ) George Billis Gallery – New York, NY

            Sotheby’s Benefit, Waterkeeper Alliance – New York, NY

            Venice Art Walk – Venice, CA

            Movers and Makers, Museum of Art & History – Lancaster, CA

2016    Duets: Art & Artisans, Museum of Ventura County – Ventura, CA

            Art Hamptons, George Billis Gallery – New York, NY

            In Her Shoes, Museum of Ventura County – Ventura CA

            Confluence/Dynamics, Madison Gallery – La Jolla, CA

            Venice Art Walk – Venice, CA

2015   Sol, Art Mur Gallery – Montreal, Quebec, Canada

           Museum of Ventura County – Ventura, CA

           Phoenix Art Museum; auction, Madison Gallery – Phoenix, AZ

2014   Venice Art Walk, – Venice, CA

           Rouge, Cheryl Hazan Gallery – New York, NY

           Dallas Art Fair, Madison Gallery – Dallas, TX

2013   Puzzling, Cheryl Hazan Gallery – New York, NY

           Art for Water: Los Angeles, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Madison Gallery – Los Angeles, CA

           Art Aspen, Madison Gallery – Aspen, CO

           Venice Art Walk – Venice, CA

           Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Madison Gallery – Palm Springs, CA

2012   Fellini Rainbow Party, Fellini Gallery – Berlin, Germany

           Angelenos, Fellini Gallery – Berlin, Germany

           Venice Art Walk – Venice, CA

           Art for Water, Madison Gallery – Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY

           Art Hamptons – International Fine Art Fair, Madison Gallery – La Jolla , CA

           San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Madison Gallery – La Jolla, CA

           Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Madison Gallery – Palm Springs, CA

2011   Minimal Thought, Madison Gallery – La Jolla, CA

           LACMA Art and Architecture Tour – Los Angeles, CA

           Venice Art Walk – Venice, CA

           Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art – Santa Monica, CA

2010    POP LIFE: Commerce and Celebrity, Madison Gallery – La Jolla, CA

           Group Exhibit, Russeck Gallery – San Francisco, CA

           Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art – Santa Monica, CA

2009   Transformation, Museum of Ventura County- Ventura, CA

           Salon Show, August, Melissa Morgan Fine Art – Los Angeles, CA

           Salon Show, July, Melissa Morgan Fine Art – Los Angeles, CA

           Group Exhibit, Russeck Gallery – San Francisco, CA

           Estro-Gen, Melissa Morgan Fine Art – Palm Desert, CA

           Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art – Santa Monica, CA

2008   Group Exhibit, Russeck Gallery – San Francisco, CA

           Group Exhibit, Sylvia White Gallery – Ventura, CA

           Art Houston, Logan Fine Art – Houston, TX

           Venice Art Walk – Venice, CA

           Group Exhibit, Russeck Gallery – New York, NY

           Group Exhibit, Russeck Gallery – San Francisco, CA

           Group Exhibit, Time Warner Center, Millenia Fine Arts – New York, NY

2007   Art Beijing, Russeck Gallery – Beijing, China

           Group Exhibit, Milenia Fine Art Partners, Time Warner Center – New York, NY

           Six, Gallery C – Hermosa Beach, CA

           Fresh 2007, Museum of Contemporary Art – Los Angeles, CA

           38th National Juried Exhibit, Palm Springs Art Museum – Palm Springs, CA

2006   LA Minimalism Today, Gallery C – Hermosa Beach, CA

           LA Art and Architecture Tour, LA County Museum of Art – Los Angeles, CA

           Group Exhibit, Time Warner Center, Millenia Fine Arts – New York, NY

           Group Exhibit, Millenia Fine Art Collection – Orlando, FL

           Venice Art Walk – Venice, CA

           Group Exhibit, BGH Gallery Invitational Exhibit – Santa Monica, CA

2005   Twisted Christmas, BGH Gallery, Invitational Exhibit – Santa Monica, CA

           Venice Art Walk – Venice, CA

           21, Gallery C – Hermosa, Beach, CA

           Fresh, Museum of Contemporary Art – Los Angeles, CA

           Art LA, Gallery C – Santa Monica, CA

2004   Venice Art Walk – Venice, CA

           Group Exhibit, Sulkin Secant Gallery, Bergamot Station – Santa Monica, CA