Morgan Cohen

Morgan Cohen received a BA from Hampshire College in 1994, and since has been living and working in Boston, MA. He has exhibited internationally, in Boston, Paris, New York City, and Portland, ME. Morgan recently received a Finalist Award for Individual Artist Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. In 1999 he received the Jean and Kalil Gibran Award for Excellence in Artfrom the Copley Society in Boston.


"My work concerns the finding of form inside the everyday. I look to the surfaces of walls, objects, and furniture, all of the things that surround us in the world, which become for me surfaces for light to fall on and define. They become the place where light is manifest. I am interested in retrieving space, grasping it out of the world, isolating it, and letting it achieve a life of its own. I have chosen these places to photograph because they transform an innocuous, unconsidered space into an area pure and free of distraction. I am interested not in representing space, but in creating the experience of space. The surfaces transform their existence as parts of rooms or objects into the possibility of the experience of light."