Akemi Nakano Cohn

Cohn was born in Yokohama, Japan. She studied traditional Japanese dyeing techniques for ten years under the master, Haru Izumi in Japan. She has an MFA in Fiber Art from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Cohn has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as workshops at Haystack, Penland, Arrowmont, Int’l Surface Design Conference, and Zijdelings (Netherlands). Her national and international exhibits include the Museum of Arts and Design(NY), The Bellevue Arts Museum(WA), University of Nebraska, and Gallery Uesuto(Japan). She has been an artist-in-residence at Anderson Ranch, and Ragdale Foundation. She was selected scholar-in-residence by SEEDS Arts and Education Program in 2016. Commissions include Unitarian Church of Evanston, Loyola University Medical Center, At Home Co.Ltd. She lives in Chicago, IL. www.akeminakanocohn.blogspot.com



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