Aliza Cohen grew up in the Bay Area and received a BA in Art from UC Santa Cruz and an MFA in Painting from Boston University where she studied with English painter John Walker.
A relentless observer, she is captivated by contrast, whether visual, philosophical or conceptual. Her work, which includes paintings, drawings, prints, and textiles has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent exhibition venues have included The SFMOMA Artist Gallery, Root Division, San Francisco, Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica CA, Reaves Gallery in San Francisco, Brian Marki Gallery in Portland Oregon, SMIC Art Center in Shanghai China, Bowery Gallery in New York, and Sherman Gallery in Boston.
She is the recipient of several awards including a residency at the Jentel Foundation in Wyoming, a Kala Art Institute Residency, an Artist Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center and the Constantin Alajov Award at Boston University. She currently lives and works in Albany, California.