Lower East Side New York Artist Painter Micci Cohan


Born in NY, renowned artist Micci Cohan is best known for her exuberant, expressive palette and incredible range of styles. Her paintings celebrating vibrant worlds splashed with the color of innocent glamour and unbridled sensuality have been a fixture on the New York art scene since the late 1980s. Her work evokes a unique timelessness transcending current trends or categorizations. The kaleidoscope of impressions, shared with the audience is fused together from various world cultures, pop culture, music, fashion, art historyCohan is an artist to watch and collect!

“Creativity is my euphoric love affair; my medicine, it is a self-imposed vow, a dedication, a stampede to my every vital core. It is the quest to know and understand myself better, a way by which I can communicate using a language that is all my own. I empty out to fill up again, I go to a place where I meet myself and I dance the eternal dance! I thrive on the process, of getting lost in the journey. The most important thing has always been the journey itself, for it is during the journey that the creative soul’s gates are unlocked and only the purest of truths flood out.”

Since graduating from Parsons School of Design, Cohan’s art has acquired a devoted following of collectors and buyers that span the globe. Her art has been exhibited at venues such as Fusion Arts Museum, 532 Gallery, Thomas Jaeckel, Ward-Nasse Gallery, and ADA Gallery, and also have been auctioned off alongside American and European Artists including Calder, Haring and Miro.  She has been featured in publications such as, The Art in America Annual Guide to Galleries, Museums and Artists edition and Artforum’s Best of 2011 edition,The International Contemporary Artists Vol II  and featured in the NY Arts Magazine, Vol. 14.  As a freelancer,Cohan has been commissioned to do illustrations and portraits by notable clients among them, the prestigious Jean Cocteau Repertory Theater, a New York City theater institution, the band, Salt Cathedral and the British musician, Clay. Currently, along side her painting and jewelry making Micci teaches mixed media and jewelry workshops at the Mermaid Art Studio in Long Beach, NY.

Lower East Side New York Artist Painter Micci Cohan

Lower East Side New York Artist Painter Micci Cohan
Photo by Toyo Tsuchiya

Micci Cohan, Women's Wear Daily

Selling Art in SOHO, New York City, 2002

Women’s Wear Daily, Photo by Dan D’errico

With my #1 favorite fountain, Paris, 1989

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1 Julie Riccardi July 13, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Love your art and I especially like how you describe the place your art comes from. I was just showing it to my daughter she loves it too. We both have no artistic ablility. I have to show Tony he would admire it also! luv Julie

2 Micci Cohan July 15, 2010 at 11:56 am

Thank you Julie! you are too kind! It means so much! Luv ya girl!

3 linda Maloney McEvoy July 21, 2010 at 8:21 pm


I think I saw you this morning walking past Pure Yoga on 86th as I was coming out of pc richards buying yet another a/c to cool the house. Maggie has your painting on her wall and will bring it with her to college in another year, she loves it. Would love to see you for a visit, your wotk is beautiful.

4 Micci Cohan July 22, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Hi Linda, I couldn’t believe it when received your message because I swear! today you popped into my mind. I remembered all of a sudden you lived up here and was going to ask Mar where exactly it was, how crazy! It was me, I was headed to Barnes and Noble. Maybe I felt that Linda Maloney vibe or something! from yesterday-Anyway Linda it’s great to hear from you and that’s so cool about Maggie and the painting, and thanks about my work it’s so kind of you. Hi to everyone! And yes! a visit would be great one day!

5 nicola March 3, 2011 at 4:25 pm

hi Micci,
I’m searching for handmade art book over internet and I found yours…
your works are beautiful! your books are really interesting, colors and images…
this is the website of my project about artbook, it has just begun and I hope you like it and one day maybe have your book in our own.

6 Micci Cohan March 4, 2011 at 9:26 am

Hello Nicola,
Thank you so much for your compliments on my books! I think your site is wonderful!
I’ll be coming back for sure to be inspired by the amazing books you post! very inspiring!
best wishes,

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