Rosemary Depler Cohen
Rosemary Depler Cohen is a multimedia artist working exclusively in monotype printmaking since 2018. Cohen is part of a printmaking cooperative and maintains a studio at Northwest Marine Artworks in Portland, Oregon. She blends internal creativity with the beauty of the natural world by applying layers of ink, and using stencils and solvents to create rich textures, patterns, and unexpected colors.
Her Airborne Traveler Series is part of the Juried Group Show in the Red Barn.
JURIED GROUP SHOW
Featuring flight-inspired works from 23 artists. Explore surprising expressions in glass sculptures, experimental textiles, prints, photographs, paintings, and multimedia creations.
The inspiration for her prints comes from years of looking out the window seat of a plane into the vast and rapidly changing landscape below me. “Flying becomes a transcendent experience when the clouds part and the show begins. Images may start from an actual place….a lake, a river, a field, a road. But quickly move on from that and concentrate on the relationship between shapes and colors and patterns. My prints belong in this world but also belong to the world inside my head.”
Rosemary was born in the farmland of central Illinois. Even as a child, she was fascinated with the western landscape and the western US in general. At 18, Rosemary headed for California where she attended Whittier College and graduated with a degree in Art History. Her travels took her to Colorado and Wyoming, including a time working at the Wyoming State Museum. During that time, she took classes in drawing, painting and photography. But a class in book arts and papermaking really took hold of my imagination and direction.
After moving to Oregon in 2004, she enrolled at the University of Oregon School of Art continuing her work on paper and learned intaglio and monotype printmaking. After obtaining her second bachelor’s degree in Studio Art, she joined a printmaking cooperative in a maintains a studio at Northwest Marine Artworks in Portland, Oregon.