Biography

Charles Cohan is Professor of Art and Chair of Printmaking in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts. He works under the moniker ‘Arm and Roller Press’ when printing for artists and in community events, and is the co-founder of the Honolulu based Lithopixel Refactory Collective. He has been directly involved with the direction of the printmaking studio and curriculum of the Pilchuck Glass School for over 20 years. He annually teaches workshops and directs collaborative printmaking projects internationally.

  • 1960 Born in America
  • 1979-1983 BA Studies in Art in University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • 1983-1985 Bachelor of Fine Art in Printmaking in California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
  • 1986-1988 Master of Fine Art in Printmaking in Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Solo Exhibitions

2018

  • “Trajects: Prints 2010-2018”, Webb Gallery, Queensland College of Art (Brisbane, Australia)

2017

  • “Ground: Catharine E.B. Cox Award Exhibition”, Honolulu Museum of Art (Honolulu, HI)
  • Flight Paths”, East Hawaii Cultural Center (Hilo, HI)

2015

  • “Ex-Changes” , Impress Printmakers Gallery (Brisbane, Australia)

2012

  • “Woods”, Andrew Rose Gallery (Honolulu, HI)

2010

  • “Circuits”, Curator's Office (Washington, DC)

2008

  • Airfield”, Curator's Office (Washington DC)
  • Tectonic”, Pyramid Atlantic (Silver Spring, MD)

2007

  • Terminal Diagrams”, Gallery Artlink (Seoul, South Korea)

2005

  • Ordinance and Variance”, 1708 Gallery (Richmond, VA)

2000

  • Sequence and Equation”, Contemporary Museum at First Hawai’ian Center (Honolulu, HI)

1999

  • Prints 1997-1999”, Salon 5 Gallery (Honolulu, HI)

1997

  • Proofs”, Autzen Gallery, Portland State University (Portland, OR)

1995

  • Installation”, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative (Chicago, IL)

1993

  • Imprints”, Railroad Square Gallery (Tallahassee, FL)

1991

  • Printed Matter”, 211 Gallery, Portland State University (Portland, OR)

1986

  • Recent Prints”, Stone Press Gallery (Seattle, WA)


Group Exhibitions

2019

  • Tokyo Midtown” (Tokyo, Japan)
  • iBiennial MMXVIII Artropocene”, Y Space (Honolulu, HI)
  • Contact: Acts of Faith”, Mission House Museum Library (Honolulu, HI)
  • Editional Research: Hauberg Fellowship Exhibition” Pilchuck Glass School Gallery (Seattle, WA)

2017

  • “‘Ae Kai: Smithsonian Pop-up Cultural Lab (collaboration with Abigail Romanchak)”, Ala Moana Center (Honolulu, HI)
  • Selected Works: Flux Magazine Exhibition”, ARS Gallery (Honolulu, HI)

2016

  • Geomatrix: Line, Form, Subversion”, Curators Office @ 703 Edgewood Studios (Washington, DC)
  • Statements On Nature: A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking”, Schaefer Gallery, Maui Arts and Cultural Center (Kahalui, HI)
  • Archipelagoes”, Brigham Young University 9th Bienal Internacional De Gravura, Douro, 2016 Lamego Museum/Douro Museum (Regua, Portugal)

2015

  • Change and Continuity”, Hawaii State Art Museum (Honolulu, HI)

2014

  • Rolled, Stoned and Inked: 25 Years of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative”, Expo 72 (Chicago, IL)
  • Unexpected Imagery”, Gallery r, Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)
  • 7th Bienal Internacional De Gravura, Douro 2014” Lamego Museum/Douro Museum (Regua, Portugal)
  • Salon: 40 Years of the Permanent Collection”, Zuckerman Museum of Art (Kennesaw, GA)
  • Vie De Pacifique”, The Crane Arts Center (Philadelphia, PA)

2013

  • Global Print 2013”, Lamego Museum/Douro Museum (Regua, Portugal)
  • Postcards from the Edge”, Luhring Augustine Gallery (New York, NY)
  • Vie de Pacifique”, Brisbane Square Library (Brisbane, Australia), Redland Museum (Cleveland, OH), The Hub Gallery (Caboolture, Australia)
  • Figures”, Andrew Rose Gallery (Honolulu, HI)
  • Diversity and Harmony”, Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery (Honolulu, HI)
  • Lineage”, Gallery ‘Iolani (Kaneohe, HI)

2012

  • 6th Bienal Internacional de Gravura - Douro 2012”, Camara Municipal de Alijo (Alijo, Portugal)
  • Vie de Pacifique”, Impress Printmakers Studio (Brisbane, Australia), Taller 99 Studios (Santiago, Chile), Joshibi University of Art and Design (Kanagawa, Japan), Philippine Association of Printmakers (Makati City. Philippines)
  • Hawaii Art Now: Survey of Biennial Artists I - IX”, Honolulu Academy of Arts (Honolulu, HI)
  • East/West National Print Exhibition”, University of Colorado (Boulder, CO), University of Louisiana-Lafayette (Lafayette, LA), Nichols State University (Thibodaux, LA)
  • Devoted Transients” Cateye Glasses Studio (Cape Gerardeau, MO)
  • Body of Work: Interpretations of the Human Form”, Hawaii State Art Museum (Honolulu, HI)
  • On Paper”, Andrew Rose Gallery (Honolulu, HI)
  • Yes”, Andrew Rose Gallery (Honolulu, HI)
  • Lineage”, Hamilton Library Gallery (Honolulu, HI)

2011

  • East/West National Print Exhibition”, Central Connecticut University (New Bristol, CT), University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
  • Washington Project for the Arts 2011 Exhibition” (Washington, DC)
  • Prints From Carol Shepheard and Charles Cohan”, Baffin St. Gallery (Pirongia, New Zealand)

2010

  • 5th Bienal Internacional de Gravura - Douro 2010”, Camara Municipal de Alijo (Alijo, Portugal)
  • Pacific Rim Prints”, Carleton College Gallery (Northfield, MN)
  • 20th Anniversary Summer Exhibition”, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative (Chicago, IL)
  • Vario Portfolio”, Bay Art Gallery (Cardiff, Wales), Boulburn Regional Art Gallery (NSW, Australia)
  • E’e”, Andrew Rose Gallery (Honolulu, HI)
  • Out of Hawaii”, Pool Art Fair, Ambassador Hotel (New York, NY)
  • “Honolulu Printmakers 82nd Annual Exhibition”, Linekona Art Center Gallery (Honolulu, HI)
  • SFCA Individual Artist Fellowship Award Exhibition”, Hawaii State Art Museum (Honolulu, HI)

2009

  • Matrix”, Museum of Fine Art, Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Summer Docks”, Curator's Office (Washington, DC)
  • “ASU Herberger College School of Art Faculty Exhibition”, Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
  • “Honolulu Printmakers 81st Annual Exhibition”, Linekona Art Center Gallery (Honolulu, HI)
  • “Accession ’09”, Hawaii State Art Museum (Honolulu, HI)

2008

  • Still Pulling: Printmaking in the Digital Age” Wayne State University Galleries (Detroit, MI), NEXT Chicago Art Fair: (Curator's Office) Merchandise Mart Plaza (Chicago, IL)

2007

  • International Multiple Art Exhibition”, Gyeongnam International Art Festival (South Korea)
  • Island to Island”, University of Tasmania (Hobart, Tasmania)
  • Honolulu Printmakers 79th Annual Exhibition”, Linekona Art Center Gallery (Honolulu, HI) 2005
  • Scope New York Art Fair”, Curator’s Office (New York, NY)
  • Hey-li Printmedia Festival”, Korean Contemporary Printmakers Association (Seoul, Korea)
  • Inklandia: An International Print Exhibition”, Reuff Galleries, Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
  • The Levee Portfolio”, Piedmont Arts Center (Martinsville, VA)
  • 10 Years: The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center”, TCM at First Hawaiian (Honolulu, HI)
  • Great Impressions: Contemporary Printmaking in Hawaii”, 1132 Bishop Gallery (Honolulu, HI)
  • Honolulu Printmakers 78th Annual Exhibition”, Linekona Art Center Gallery (Honolulu, HI)

2005

  • “7th Biennial of Hawaii Artists”, The Contemporary Museum (Honolulu, HI), Maui Arts and Cultural Center (Kahului, Maui)
  • On the Mark: 20 Years of Prints from the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative”, Chicago Cultural Center (Chicago, IL)
  • Scope Miami/Art Basel Miami Beach”, Curator’s Office (Miami, FL)
  • “Lithographs from Michaelis, Tulane University, and University of Hawaii”, University of Cape Town Gallery (Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Big Prints”, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative (Chicago, IL)
  • Honolulu Printmakers 77th Annual Exhibition”, Linekona Art Center Gallery (Honolulu, HI)

2004

  • “4th Minnesota National Print Biennial”, Katherine E Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
  • 60 Square Inches: 14th Biennial Small Print Exhibition”, Purdue University Galleries (West Lafayette, IN)
  • “New Heights: Artworks From Open Juried Exhibitions”, Hawaii State Convention Center (Honolulu, HI)
  • Contemporarities”, The Contemporary Museum at Nieman Marcus (Honolulu, HI)
  • “Recent Acquisitions”, The Contemporary Museum (Honolulu, HI)
  • Honolulu Printmakers 76th Annual Exhibition”, Linekona Art Center Gallery (Honolulu, HI)

2003

  • Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition”, Bradley University (Peoria, IL)
  • Global Matrix: An International Print Exhibition”, Wright State University Art Galleries (Dayton, OH), Blanden Memorial Art Museum (Fort Dodge, IA), Sarah Moody Gallery, University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL), Cape Cod Community College (W. Barnstable, MA)
  • The Fine Art of Collaboration: An Exhibition of International Print Portfolios”, Irma Stern Museum (Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Honolulu Printmakers 75th Anniversary Exhibition”, Honolulu Academy of Arts (Honolulu, HI)
  • I Love Palolo”, Workspace Gallery (Honolulu, HI)

2002

  • Global Matrix: An International Print Exhibition”, Purdue University Galleries (West Lafayette, IN)
  • Enriched By Diversity: The Art of Hawaii”, Hawaii State Art Museum (Honolulu, HI)
  • Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition”, Linekona Art Center Gallery (Honolulu, HI)
  • Artists of Hawaii 52nd Annual Exhibition”, Honolulu Academy of Arts (Honolulu, HI)
  • 2" x 4" x 8"”, Workspace Gallery (Honolulu, HI)

2001

  • Persistence Print”, Jeffrey Butters Gallery (Portland, OR)
  • Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition”, Linekona Art Center Gallery (Honolulu, HI)
  • Mentors Select Exhibition”, Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • Contempo”, The Contemporary Museum at Neiman Marcus (Honolulu, HI)
  • Quality Hearts III”, The Contemporary Museum Cafe (Honolulu, HI)

2000

  • Artists of Hawaii 50th Anniversary Exhibition”, Honolulu Academy of Arts (Honolulu, HI)
  • A Decade of Prints From the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative”, Belloc-Lowndes Gallery (Chicago, IL)
  • Pilchuck Annual Exhibition”, History of the World Gallery (Camano Island, WA)
  • Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition”, Linekona Art Center Gallery (Honolulu, HI)

1999

  • Microscopic: Recent Work by Katherine Love and Charles Cohan” Artmosphere Gallery (Honolulu, HI)
  • The Levee Portfolio”, Art Museum of South Texas (Corpus Christi, TX)
  • Edges and Interfaces International Printmaking Exhibition”, East West Center Gallery (Honolulu, Hawaii)
  • American Prints to New Zealand”, Archill Gallery (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • “Collision of Cool”, Network Gallery (Pontiac, MI)
  • Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition”, Linekona Art Center Gallery (Honolulu, HI)
  • Heart of the Matter” Pegge Hopper Gallery (Honolulu, HI)
  • Ho'omaluhia XV”, Ho'omaluhia Gallery (Kaneohe, HI)

1998

  • Drawn to Stone”, Kennedy Museum of American Art (Athens, OH)
  • Color Print USA”, The Print Center (Philadelphia, PA), New Orleans Museum of Art (New Orleans, LA) University of Iowa Museum of Art (Iowa City, IA) Indianapolis Museum of Art (Indianapolis, IN) University of Iowa Museum of Art (Iowa City, IA) Pratt Manhattan Gallery (New York, NY), Middlebury College Museum of Art (Middlebury, VT), and 43 other galleries nationwide
  • Edges and Interfaces”, American Museum of Paper, Georgia Tech University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Recent Acquisitions of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts”, Gallery Iolani, Windward Community College (Kaneohe, HI)
  • Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition”, Linekona Art Center Gallery (Honolulu, HI)
  • Honolulu Printmaking”, Queen Emma Gallery (Honolulu, HI)
  • The Levee Portfolio” Manhattan Graphics Center (New York, NY), Grinnell College Print and Drawing Study Room (Grinnell, IA), Baton Rouge Gallery (Baton Rouge, LA)

1997

  • Do It”, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
  • Pacific Rim Print Biennial”, Art Center Gallery, University of Hawaii - Hilo (Hilo, HI)
  • The Levee Portfolio”, Spheris Gallery (Walpole, NH), Kogeimura Paper School Gallery (Kochi, Japan), Musee De Beaux Ars de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke, Quebec), Sam Francis Gallery - Peter Boxenbaum Arts Center (Santa Monica, CA)
  • Forms and Figures: Works from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts”, Foyer Art Gallery, Leeward Community College (Oahu, HI)
  • Umbra/Penumbra”, Linekona Art Center Gallery (Honolulu, HI)
  • Prints and Process”, Queen Emma Gallery (Honolulu, HI)
  • Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition”, Linekona Art Center Gallery (Honolulu, HI)
  • “Ho'omaluhia XIII”, Ho'omaluhia Gallery (Kaneohe, HI)

1996

  • Edges and Interfaces International Printmaking Exhibition”, Center Interculturel Strathearn (Montreal, Quebec), Praga Press Gallery (Toronto, Ontario), University of Massachusetts (Boston, MA), New World School of the Arts (Miami, FL), Agnes Scott College (Atlanta, GA)
  • Print Renaissance II National Exhibition”, Rolling Stone Press Gallery (Atlanta, GA)
  • Epicenter Portfolio”, Appalachian Gallery (Morgantown, WV)
  • Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition”, Linekona Art Center Gallery (Honolulu, HI) “Ho'omaluhia XII”, Ho'omaluhia Gallery (Kaneohe, HI)

1995

  • Sprawl: The City as the Largest Man Made Object”, City Gallery (Atlanta, GA), D.C.A.C. Gallery (Washington, D.D.)
  • Sense of Place: An Exhibition of the Interim Sites Project”, Pauahi Gallery (Honolulu, HI)
  • Honolulu Printmakers 68th Annual Exhibition”, Amfac Gallery (Honolulu, HI)
  • Ho'omaluhia XI”, Ho'omaluhia Gallery (Kaneohe, HI)

1994

  • Infusion: 12 Artists - A North American-Korean Crossroad Exhibition”, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
  • Go Figure”, Chicago Printmakers Workshop Gallery (Chicago, IL)
  • Image/Text: Charles Cohan and Richard Zauft”, University Art Museum, University Wisconsin “Twenty Prints by Twenty Artists”, Dorp Street Gallery (Stellenbosch, South Africa)
  • Sprawl: The City as the Largest Man Made Object”, 621 Gallery (Tallahassee, FL)

1993

  • Society of American Graphic Artists 65th National Juried Exhibition”, Federal Plaza (New York, NY)
  • Twenty Prints by Twenty Artists”, South African Association of Arts (Cape Town, South Africa)
  • 1993 Works On Paper National”, Art Works Gallery (Green Bay, WI)
  • Paradise Endangered: The New World in Contemporary Prints”, Baltimore City Hall Gallery (Baltimore, MD)
  • Continental Drift International Printmaking Portfolio”, Florida State University Museum (Tallahassee, FL)
  • “Model Car Round Up”, Gallery 400, University of Illinois-Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • “1992 Southern Graphics Council Juried Traveling Exhibition”, Morehead State University (Morehead, KY)

1992

  • Infusion: 12 Artists - A North American-Korean Crossroad Exhibition” Gallery Boda (Seoul, South Korea), Gallery Hankook (Pusan, South Korea)
  • “1992 Pacific States Biennial National Juried Print Exhibition”, Art Center Gallery, University of Hawaii-Hilo (Hilo, HI)
  • A Question of Purity: 5 National Artist Printmakers”, Hoffman Gallery, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts (Portland, OR)
  • “1992 Southern Graphics Council Juried Traveling Exhibition”, University of North Alabama (Florence, AL), Montgomery College (Rockville, MD”
  • Book Links”, Space One Eleven Visual Arts Center (Birmingham, AL)
  • 1992 Davidson National Juried Print Exhibition” Elon College (NC)
  • Portrait Salon”, The Dolphin Gallery (Kansas City, MO)

1991

  • Print Artists”, Leedy-Voulkos Gallery (Kansas City, MO)
  • Boston Printmakers Emerging Artists Exhibition”, Emmanuel College (Boston, MA)
  • Florida Printmakers Society 5th Annual Juried Exhibition”, Thomas Center Gallery (Gainesville, FL)
  • Annual Juried Exhibition”, Orlando Museum of Art (Orlando, FL)
  • Dakotas International Works on Paper”, University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD), University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)
  • Skin Deep Series”, Polk Community College (Winter Haven, FL)
  • Value”, La Cappellaine Gallery (New York, NY)

1990

  • At the Edge II: National Print and Drawing Exhibit”, Lagunda Gloria Museum (Austin, TX)
  • A Day Without Art: Visual Aids”, Museum of Contemporary Art (Baltimore, MD)
  • Red River National Juried Print Exhibition”, Plains Art Museum (Moorehead, MN)
  • North Dakota Print and Drawing Annual”, University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)
  • Printed Image National Juried Exhibition”, Graham Horstman Gallery (Denton, TX)
  • Seattle/Tashkent Exchange Exhibition”, State Museum of Uzbekistan (Tashkent, Russia), Stone Press Gallery (Seattle, WA)

1989

  • A New Visual Poetics: New Photomontage”, San Antonio Art Institute (San Antonio, TX)

1987

  • Realignments”, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
  • Hole in the Ozone”, Lill Street Gallery (Chicago, IL)

1986

  • “Seattle Printmakers: A Selected Review”, Stone Press Gallery (Seattle, WA)

Public Collections

  • Whitney Museum of Art, New York City, NY
  • National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
  • National Gallery of Australia, Brisbane, Australia
  • New York City Public Library, New York, NY
  • Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Minnesota Museum of American Art, St Paul, MN
  • Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA
  • The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
  • Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Honolulu, HI
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI
  • Kennedy Museum of American Art, Athens, OH
  • National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK
  • New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
  • Grinnell College Permanent Art Collection, Grinnell, IA
  • University of North Dakota Art Museum, Vermilion, ND
  • University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA
  • Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA
  • Fresno Arts Center, Fresno, CA
  • Florida State University Art Museum, Tallahasee, FL
  • Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • City of Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
  • California State University, Long Beach, CA
  • Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
  • State Art Museum of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Russia
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA
  • Nicholls State University. Thibodaux, LA


Awards

2018

  • Hauberg Fellowship, Pilchuck Glass School (Stanwood, WA)

2017

  • Catharine E.B. Cox Award, Honolulu Museum of Art (Honolulu, HI)

2014

  • Helpmann Academy Fellowship (Adelaide, Australia)

2009

  • Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Acquisition, Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition (Honolulu, HI)
  • Honolulu Printmakers Award, Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition (Honolulu, HI)

2006

  • Charlot Foundation Award, Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition (Honolulu, HI)
  • Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Acquisition Award, Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition (Honolulu, HI)

2005

  • Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Acquisition Award, 7th Biennial of Hawaii Artists (HI)

2004

  • Charlot Foundation Award, Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition (Honolulu, HI)
  • Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Acquisition Award, Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition (Honolulu, HI)

2003

  • Research Travel Grant, U.S. Department of State, Special Interests Section (Havana, Cuba)
  • Jurors Award, Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition

2002

  • Charlot Foundation Award, Artists of Hawai’i Exhibition
  • Charlot Foundation Award, Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition

2001

  • Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Acquisition Award, Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition
  • Honolulu Printmakers Award, Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition

2000

  • Roselle Davenport Award for Artistic Excellence, Artists of Hawai’i Exhibition
  • Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Acquisition Award, Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition
  • Purchase Award, Artists of Hawai’i Exhibition
  • Charlot Foundation Award, Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition

1999

  • Individual Artist Fellowship, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
  • Charlot Foundation Award, Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition
  • Gift Print Commission Award, Honolulu Printmakers 

1998

  • Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Acquisition Award, Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition
  • First Hawaiian Bank Award, Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition
  • Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Project Grant, Contents and Contexts: Lithography After 200 Years

1997

  • Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Acquisition, Pacific Rim Invitational Exhibition

1996

  • Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Acquisition Award, Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition
  • Persis Award, Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition

1990

  • Purchase Award, North Dakota Print Annual
  • Jurors Award, At The Edge II National Printmaking Exhibition



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