Elaine Lustig Cohen

1927-2016

Education

1945-46 Sophie Newcomb College, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
1947-48 BFA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
1950-67 Graphic Designer

Solo Exhibitons

2015
Elaine Lustig Cohen, The Glass House, New Canaan, CT

2014
Elaine Lustig Cohen: Voice and Vision, RIT Graphic Design Archives, Rochester, NY

2012-2013
The Lustigs: A Cover Story, AIGA, New York, NY

2009
My Heros: Portraits of the Avant-Garde, Adler & Conkright Fine Art, New York, NY

2008
The Geometry of Seeing, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

2007
The Geometry of Seeing, Pavel Zubok Gallery, New York, NY

2002
Tea House Suite, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

1999
Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

1997
Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

1995
Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, NY

1985
Exit Art, New York, NY
Janus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1982
Carson Sapiro Gallery, Denver, CO
Gloria Luria Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, Miami, FL
Janus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1981
Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1980
Modernism Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Janus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1979
Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

1978
Galerie Carl van der Voort, Basel, Swizerland

1975
Galerie Denise Rene, New York, NY

1973
John Bernard Myers Gallery, New York, NY

1972
John Bernard Myers Gallery, New York, NY

1970
John Bernard Myers Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2015
Designing Home: Jew and Midcentury Modernism, Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, NY

2014
Elaine Lustig Cohen & Herman Chong: Correspondences, P! Gallery, New York, NY

2012
Exploring Never Stops: Water Ice Nature, Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2011
Benchmarks, Seven Women in Design, NY, Center Gallery, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, and other venues
Conversations among Friends, Sonia Delaunay, Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York, NY

2009
My Heroes: Portraits of the Avant-Garde, Adler & Conkright Fine Art, New York, NY
Typograffi, Philoctetes Center, New York, NY
Daughters of the Revolution, Women & Collage, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY
Women in the Visual Arts, Oral History & Video for Columbia University, New York, NY

2007
In Context: Collage + Abstraction, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY

2006
Teachers & Writers, Cover Design: March/April, Vol.37 No.4

2005
Collage, Signs & Surfaces, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY
Word Play, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Alphabet: 60 Alphabets by 47 Artists, Artscape, Baltimore, MD

2004
Uncharted Territory: Mapping by Artists & Cartographers, Julie Saul Gallery
Against the Grain: Bookjackets by Alvin Lustig, Elaine Lustig Cohen, Chip Kidd, Barbara de Wilde, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, NY

2003
The Auroral Light: Photographs by Women, The Grolier Club, New York, NY

2001
Poster for "Meis in Berlin", Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Designing Identity: Typefaces as Human Experience, Bard Graduate Center, New York, NY
Rupture & Revision: Collage in America, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY

2000
Women Designers in the USA, 1900-2000: Diversity and Difference, The Bard Graduate Center, New York, NY
Mondiale Echo's (Global Echos), Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort, Netherlands

1998
The Re-Associated Image, Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN
And I Quote, Mary Delahoyd Gallery, New York, NY in association with Trust

1997
Photo/Collage/Applied, Penn State University, Edwin Zoller Gallery, University Park, PA
Eye of the Beholder-photographs from the Avon Collection, International Center for Photography, New York, NY

1996
The Avant-Garde Letterhead + Letters from the Avant Garde, Cooper Hewitt Museum +AIGA, New York
American Typography in the 1960's, GGG Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Making Pictures: Women and Photography: 1975-Now, Nicole Klagsburn Gallery, New York, NY

1995
Out of Wood, Rachel Adler Gallery, New York, NY
Reconstructivism, Space 504, New York, NY

1994
Fractured Identity: Cut and Paste, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Boxes, Ubu Gallery, New York, NY

1992
American Academy, Rome, Italy

1991
In Addition to Paint: Masters of Collage, LA Boetie Gallery, New York, NY
Geometric Abstraction, Greene Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Photomontage/Photocollage: The Changing Picture 1920-1989, Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1989
Graphic Design in America: A Visual History, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

1988
In Memory of John Bernard Meyers, Kouros Gallery, New York, NY

1985
Adornments, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York, NY
Hartmann Center Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Imagenes en Cajas, Mueso Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
Surplus, Exit Art, New York, NY
An Affair of the Heart: Artists's Valentines, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1984
Drawings: New Dimensions, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Watercolors: A Contemporary Survey, San Diego State University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
Objects by Artists: Ordinary and Extraordinary Uses, Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY

1983
The Artist and the Quilt, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
On the Leading Edge:Cross-Currents in Contemporary Art of the Eighties, The General Electric Corporate Art Collection, Fairfield, CT

1981
One Hundred and Eight Projects by Artists and Architects, Cooper Union, New York, NY
Paper, Getler Paul Gallery, New York, NY
Gloria Luria Gallery, Bay Harbour Islands, Miami, FL

1980
Geometric Abstraction, Bard College, Annandale-on-the-Hudson, NY
The Constructivists Spirit, Janus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Gloria Luria Gallery, Bay Harbour Islands, Miami, FL
Working with Bummyhuss Paper, Nielson Gallery, Boston, MA
Eight Painters, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
Janus in San Diego, San Diego State University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA

1979
Christmas Card, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1977
From the Collection, Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY

1975
Design for Christmas Card Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Architectural Wall Relief, Bronx State School, New York, NY

1974
Paper Works, Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY

1973
Watercolors, Emily Lowe Gallery, Hempstead, NY
Group Exhibition, Graduate Center, City University, NY

1972
Contemporary American Painting, Lehigh University Art Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
Women: A Historical Survey, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Group Exhibition, Galerie Denise Rene, New York, NY

1969
Holiday Selections, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY

1966
Greetings, Exhibition of Seasonal Greetings, 
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Fifty Years of Graphic Arts in America
, AIGA, New York, NY
Fifty Books of the Year,
 AIGA

1965
Typomundus 20
, Exhibition of the development of Typographic Arts of the 20th Century
Paperbacks USA, 
AIGA

1962
Annual Philadelphia Book Show, Philadelphia Book Clinic, Philadelphia, PA

1961
Paperback USA, AIGA

1959
Annual Philadelphia Book Show, 
Philadelphia Book Clinic

1958
Paperbacks USA
, American Institute of Graphic Arts
Fifty Books of the Year, 
AIGA
Type Design Excellence
, Type Directors Club of NY

1957
Fifty Books of the Year
, AIGA
Design and Printing for Commerce, 
AIGA
Member of the advisory committee on Art and Architecture at the School of Design at Yale University, New Haven, CT (through 1962)

Awards

2011 AIGA Medal for integrating avant-garde and modernist influences into distinctly American typographic communication
1997 International Association of Art Critics Award, Best Show by an Emerging Artist 1996-97, Staatgalerie, Stuttgart. Magie der Zahl (Magic of Numbers)

Publications

Elaine Lustig Cohen: Modernism Reimagined, RIT Press, 2014
Art In America, September, 2000
Ellen Lupton and Elaine Lustig Cohen, Catalogue, Princeton Architectural Press, 1996
The New York Observer, "Experimenting Women", April 3, 1995
On the Marionette, Heindrich Von Kleist, limited edition book, The Kaldewey Press, Poestenkill, 1998

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Alberta Gas and Trunk Line, Calgary, Canada
American Express International, New York
American Telephone and Telegraph, New York
Ardis Publishing, La Jolla, California
Artista Records, New York, New York
Ashland Oil, Covington, Kentucky
Atlantic Ridgefield, Los Angeles, Denver, Philadelphia
Avon Collection, New York
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massacusetts
Chase Manhattan Bank, Netherlands
Continental Bank, Chicago, Illinois
Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, New York
Cumins Sales, Los Angeles, California
General Electric, Fairfield, Connecticut
Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, New York
Hilton Hotel Corporation, Los Angeles, California
I B M, White Plains, New York
Kotrozo Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona
Lehman Brothers, New York, New York
Los Angeles Times Publishing, Los Angeles, California
Mitsubishi, Royal Park Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Myers Corporation, Amfac Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
Mobil Oil, New York
New York Public Library, New York, New York
Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey
Phantom Industries, Los Angeles, California
Philip Morris, New York, New York
Rich Products, Buffalo, New York
Rose Art Museum, Waltham, Massachusetts
Rudin Management Company, New York, New York
Seattle First National Bank, Seattle, Washington
Security National, Los Angeles, California
United Pipe Line, Houston, Texas
Xerox Corporation, Norwalk, Connecticut
Wells Fargo Bank, Los Angeles, California

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