Su san Cohn

Biography

Born Syd­ney, Aus­tralia 1952


Su san Cohn is a jew­eller and artist who utilis­es tech­nol­o­gy to mod­ernise her craft. Her work explores the val­ue and typol­o­gy of jew­ellery, draw­ing from a range of influ­ences includ­ing elec­tron­ic and dig­i­tal media, med­ical media, street and youth cul­ture, and futur­is­tic visions of cyber­space. With a his­to­ry of work­ing across art, craft, and design, Cohn’s approach to her work is eru­dite. Su san Cohn has exhib­it­ed exten­sive­ly in Aus­tralia and inter­na­tion­al­ly, and the work is held in major pub­lic and pri­vate col­lec­tions such as the Vic­to­ria & Albert Muse­um, Lon­don, Eng­land; The Shang­hai Muse­um, Chi­na; Musée des Arts Déco­rat­ifs, Paris, France; The Nation­al Gallery of Aus­tralia, Can­ber­ra; and the Nation­al Gallery of Vic­to­ria, Melbourne.

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Bib­li­og­ra­phy

Exhibitions
Available Works

Su san Cohn

What are they doing in there?, 2023
sin­gle chan­nel, high-def­i­n­i­tion video 
colour, silent
dura­tion: 20 minutes
Su san Cohn with Fred Kroh

Su san Cohn

Peace Tool Kit, 2023
Fine sil­ver, Japan­ese cot­ton wrap, wal­nut wood, s/​s scribe,
s/​s peace touch mark, waxed linen thread, rapid draw film, 
her­ring­bone tape, poly­mer clay
Wrap: 345mm square, Piece of peace (pop): 21585 x .04mm

Su san Cohn

Peace Token, 2023
Alu­minum, paper pack­age, unlim­it­ed edition
44mm diameter

Su san Cohn

Peace Ear­rings, 2023
Anodised alu­mini­um, fine sil­ver fittings
44mm diameter

Su san Cohn

Peace Rings, 2023
Fine sil­ver rings, gal­vanised steel, poly­mer clay, Japan­ese cot­ton, aluminium
Ring: 65mm thick, var­i­ous diameters
Ring stand: 33.7mm x 30mm x 11.5mm

Su san Cohn

Bor­ing Beige, 2017
HIPS plas­tic dough­nuts, plinth, Perspex
49 dough­nuts: 3.413.3 cm diam­e­ter (each); plinth: 1515050 cm

Su san Cohn

Peace/​Let’s start again, 2015
Cot­ton, ster­ling sil­ver, gold sol­der, magnets
430400mm

Library
News

Susan Cohn: Artists own up to being bor­ing in a brave show of self-deprecation

Jew­eller Susan Cohn decid­ed to have some fun with her crit­ics. Susan Cohn leans in […]

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Su San Cohn elect­ed Hon­orary Fel­low’ to the Aus­tralian Acad­e­my of the Humanities

Su San Cohn has been elect­ed to the Aus­tralian Acad­e­my of the Human­i­ties as […]

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Emi­ly Floyd, Louisa Bufarde­ci & Su san Cohn, We Change the World’ The Ian Pot­ter Cen­tre: NGV Aus­tralia, Lev­el 3

Works by Emi­ly Floyd, Louisa Bufarde­ci & Su san Cohn will be on dis­play as […]

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Su san Cohn | Pieces of Peace | Per­for­mances | NGV Mel­bourne Design Week

Su san Cohn​’s exhi­bi­tion Pieces of Peace at Anna Schwartz Gallery from 20 May […]

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