From Subway Wisdom series.
Gal Cohen is an Israeli American artist (born 1986), working primarily with painting, drawing, and installation to critique dominant modes of normality. She uses different strategies such as Irony, vertigo, displacement, bitter sweetness, and dark humor to create her self-reflective art.
Gal’s artistic practice explores potential interactions between facts and fiction as her main ambition is to generate new narrations concerning collective memory, social inherited conventions, history, identity, gender, and otherness in contemporary societies. Living and working in Brooklyn, Gal is currently pursuing her MFA in Fine Art at Parsons, NY. Over the last years, after graduating with a B.F.A in Fine Arts from Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem, she studied Gender Studies in Tel-Aviv University, exhibited and showed her art in exhibitions and art projects, took part in artist residencies, and curated various exhibitions.