Israeli-born artist Hagit Cohen creates site specific installations that evoke a ritual experience in the viewer. Her large-scale images of seed pods and other overlooked natural objects give them a surprising agency, showing that even the most fragile elements in nature can take center stage and hold power in the campaign for the survival of life on the planet.
Hagit hold an MFA in Imaging Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she also taught fine art photography for several years. Hagit has exhibited her artwork in Tel Aviv, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. Her recent solo show at the Doug Adams Gallery in Berkeley, addressed issues of ecology and spirituality. Her 2020 show at the David Brower Center, Hazel Wolf Gallery, examines the importance of connecting people to wilderness as a vehicle for them to appreciate, understand, and ultimately protect the natural environment. Hagit lives in Berkeley, CA.