David Cohen

David Cohen is editor and publisher of artcritical as well as a regular contributor. He is founder-moderator of The Review Panel, the critics' forum hosted by Brooklyn Public Library (formerly National Academy Museum, New York, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia) and podcast here at artcritical. He was Gallery Director at the New York Studio School from 2001-10 and art critic and contributing editor at the New York Sun from 2003-08.

Born in London and educated at the University of Sussex and at the Courtauld Institute of Art, David wrote for leading newspapers and magazines in England and around the world before emigrating to the United States in 1999. His books include "Serban Savu" (Hatje Cantz verlag, 2011) and "Alex Katz Collages: A catalogue raisonné" (Colby College Museum of Art, 2005).

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Mimi B. Powers and Sarah Kebede-Fiedler in the production under review

God-Given to Create: “Quilting The Sun” at Theater for the New City

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Set during Reconstruction in the South, a drama as schematic as the quilt it celebrates


Roscoe Mitchell performs with works by Alain Kirili at the artist's White Street studio, 2019. Photo: Ariane Lopez-Huici

Alain Kirili and Vision Festival: First visual artist honored with lifetime achievement award at legendary “free jazz” fixture

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

24th annual festival opens June 11


“He Was Free and Brave”: Thomas Nozkowski, 1944-2019

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

“You don’t hear much these days about strength of character, but Tom had that, with kindness backed by confidence. As well, he was free and brave: a dissenting but platonic American.” These are the words of Schjeldahl who, with 20 other admirers and friends of the late artist joined me at artcritical in a garland of tributes. The other…


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The artcritical Mailing List

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

I’m taking the liberty here of writing a message to personal contacts from my gmail address book because some friends and colleagues have complained recently that they have “fallen off” the artcritical mailing list. This might, in some cases, have been a subtle criticism to the effect that we have fallen off in our commitment to…


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Featured item from THE LIST: Mark Sheinkman at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Saturday is the last day not only to see Sheinkman’s show but alas any show at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. as the gallery is closing after a long run of operations in multiple neighborhoods. artcritical wishes Jill Weinberg Adams an active and contented retirement, richly deserved, and takes this opportunity to express deep gratitude for the many…


A work by Charles Spurrier from 2000. Image details to follow

A Blast from the Past: David Cohen on Charles Spurrier in December 2000

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

as his show of new works opens in Brooklyn’s 490 Atlantic Avenue


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Featured item from THE LIST: Mira Schor at Lyles & King

Friday, April 19th, 2019

Mira Schor: California Paintings: 1971-1973 In 1972, NYU graduate Mira Schor headed to LA to enroll in the fabled Feminist Art Program which Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro had recently brought to CalArts. Schor also participated in the experimental Womanhouse project that same year. Fresh with youthful idealism, many of these works haven’t been since…