Current Exhibitions:

PART I: September 23 – November 22, 2019
Gina Adams, Caroline Burton, Nancy Cohen,
Mary Beth Edelson, Jee Hwang & Patsy Norvell

 at Accola Griefen Fine Art viewing space near the Brooklyn Museum
- open by appointment only -

Contact us via Instagram @accolagriefen , by email , or by phone to schedule a visit
or to inquire about upcoming special receptions


“Let us speak of the beings of Earth as the “kin” they are,” writes biologist, Indigenous knowledge keeper and author of Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer. This exhibit is inspired by Kimmerer’s writing and by the concept of kinship and community between all life on the planet. The artists in KIN address our relationships with water, land, animals and with each other. Highlights of the first installation opening in September include early altered Polaroids by Feminist Artist, Mary Beth Edelson; new works in glass, paper and reclaimed materials by Nancy Cohen; “hairquilts” from the 1970’s by A.I.R. Gallery founder, Patsy Norvell; and recently completed porcelain Ancestor Medallions by Gina Adams.

                                                 some of my work included in the show:
Gray Zone  24 x 12 x 3 inches  2017 Glass, sand, wire, metal
Murky  18 x 11 x 5 inches 2019 glass, metal
Wavering  17 x 10 x 2 inches 2017  Glass, metal, wire, paper

I am very happy to announce my participation in:

ArtTable’s Artist Perspectives Podcasts Series: ArtTable members in conversation with women artists at the forefront of their practice. Through these intimate conversations, ArtTable aims to share insights, strategies, and practical advice in public dialogue. The show offers a snapshot of the art world today, as well as the tools needed to produce meaningful work in an institution, gallery, public, or private setting. The results are a series of meaningful conversations spotlighting how women working in the art world advocate for one another. Thank you to the Pollock Krasner Foundation for making this series possible.

Nancy Cohen and Kristen Accola on Taking Up Space with Large Scale Installations ArtTable’s Artist Perspectives

Kristen Accola is an art dealer, curator and ArtTable member. Nancy Cohen is an artist whose work has been widely exhibited throughout the United States and is represented in important collections, such as The Montclair Museum, The Newark Public Library, The Weatherspoon Art Gallery, and The Zimmerli Museum.

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of artist, Nancy Cohen and Kristin Accola’s intertwining careers and friendship. As you’re about to hear, this relationship has taken many forms: artist and curator, artist and gallerist and now artist and dealer. Kristin Accola is an art dealer, a curator and a long term ArtTable member. In fact, Kristin met her long time business partner Kat Griefen, at an ArtTable Salon dinner. Together the two run Accola Griefen, which represents artists, like Nancy, and other modern and contemporary artists, with a primary focus on important American and Native American women artists. Nancy Cohen’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and is represented in important collections. Additionally,  Cohen has completed numerous large-scale, site-specific projects, many of which Kristin helped to curate. Here, Kristin and Nancy discuss the challenges they’ve encountered creating site specific work for collectors and institutions, the shift of Accola Griefen from gallery to private dealer and everything in between. 

Image Caption: Nancy Cohen. In the Garden, 2019. 25 x 15 x 8 inches. Glass, metal, wire, aqua resin. Photo credit: Chris Dinerman


Two current exhibitions and upcoming at Context Miami

I am very happy to have work on view at
Bullseye Resource Center New York
following my recent residency with Bullseye Glass Co.
November 11, 2017  - January 6, 2018

Images left to right: Excavation Line, In Parallel and Tenuous Bulwark, all 2017, glass and mixed media

I also have two works on view at
Five Myles in Bete Noire curated by Mario Naves
November 11 - December 17, 2017

There will be a closing reception and artist talk on December 17th
 view catalog

Two-Step, 2015, Mixed Media

Held Firmly in Place, 2015, mixed media, 15" x 20" x 7"


and I will have other new work on view with ACCOLA GRIEFEN at

River Drawing, 2017, glass, 16" x 16" x 6"

Liaisons Exhbition opening at Kathryn Markel fine Arts

Daniel Brice's "Another Liquid Sequence" and Nancy Cohen's "Liaisons" on view June 22 - July 29
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On View June 22-July 29th, 2017

Opening Reception: June 22nd, 6-8pm
Daniel Brice
"Another Liquid Sequence"
Nancy Cohen
Daniel Brice's oil paintings on paper, on view in "Another Liquid Sequence," are influenced by the minimalist environments of coastal California. They reference the hazy atmosphere above and in front of the earth, ocean, and sky. Their blurred boundaries translate to moody color fields with a simmering quietude, often grounded by abstract geometric form.

Nancy Cohen's glass sculptures in "Liaisons" are inspired by waterways under threat by industrialization. They intuitively respond to the forms, colors, and sounds that emerge as the coastline transforms over time. Her materials allow for a juxtaposition of fragility and strength, the interdependent elements hanging in the balance. 

I am happy to announce the opening of Permutations  A Collaborative exhibition between Anna Boothe and myself:

June 1, 2017 to August 20, 2017

Permutations: A Collaboration Featuring Anna Boothe and Nancy Cohen

Public Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6-8 pm
Artists' talk with Jennifer Zwilling: June 7 at 3pm
Since 2012, Anna Boothe and Nancy Cohen have collaborated on an evolving project entitled "Between Seeing and Knowing". This extensive piece, comprised of hundreds of glass objects, takes as a starting point the artists' long standing interest in Tibetan Buddhist paintings and the integration of their otherwise very separate studio practices. The installation reinterprets the symbolism in these Buddhist paintings to create a work that reflects the organizational structure and palette of the paintings, as well as the sense of expansiveness that is characteristic of Buddhist ideology.

For this exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, Boothe and Cohen have enlarged the original project in response to the architectural details and natural light in the first floor galleries of PAA's Wetherill mansion. They have also collaborated on a series of new works in two- and three-dimensions. Once a historic home, the galleries have retained much of their original features as a sitting room, parlor and library.
Here are some installation photos:

Hackensack Dreaming

My newest installation "Hackensack Dreaming" is now on view at The Power Point Gallery at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina through March 9, 2016.
some installation shots from Duke:

this follows their installation at The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philadephia, PA and the original installation at The Visual Arts Gallery of New Jersey City University:

This is a link to the digital catalog: