Urban Artists Talk About Their Painting Process

The work of two American painters, Cora Cohen and Susanne Doremus, will be featured in the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art October 9 – November 7.

Susanne Doremus, "Vivid Dreams"
Susanne Doremus, “Vivid Dreams,” 2013, oil, acrylic, graphite and collage on canvas, 78 X 84″, image courtesy of the artist.

Along with the exhibition, the public is cordially invited to two free art events: Cohen and Doremus will hold a public conversation about their work on Wednesday, November 5, at 7:00 p.m. in 205 Smith Hall. There will be an opening reception Thursday, November 6, 6-8 pm (Art Night). 

Cora Cohen is a New York-based painter with an international record of exhibitions including Come in a Little Closer, a recent solo exhibit of paintings, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York; and 70 Years of Abstract Painting – Excerpts, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York. Cohen has artwork placed in numerous public and private collections such as The Museum of Modern Art, New York and Yale University, New Haven. Among her awards: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2013 and American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Award, New York, 2012. Susanne Doremus is a Chicago-based painter and serves as professor of painting at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her record of national exhibitions contains Open/closed, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, and the 181st Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Museum of the National Academy of Design, New York. Doremus’ awards include: National Endowment for the Arts Individual Grant, Illinois Arts Council Fellowship and McCormick Place Commission, Chicago, IL.

Cora Cohen, "Blue Horizontal"
Cora Cohen, “Blue Horizontal,” 2008, graphite, oil on canvas, 32 X 48″, image courtesy of the artist.

The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art is supported by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Art and Art History. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 – 4:30 p.m. and Thursday evenings 5-8 p.m. The gallery is located at 103 Garland Hall in the heart of the UA campus on Woods Quad. There is no admission charge. For further information, contact the gallery at 348-1891 or on the web:

Information about visitor parking is here. Parking is free on campus in a legal space after business hours and on weekends.

For more information, contact SMGA director William Dooley, or (205) 348-1890 or SMGA exhibitions coordinator Vicki Rial, or (205) 348-1891.