Nancy Cohen and Anna Boothe

Nancy Cohen and Anna Boothe

Nancy Cohen and Anna Booth
Nancy Cohen and Anna Boothe have been good friends for 25+ years and collaborative partners since 2012.

Nancy Cohen’s work in glass and handmade paper examines resiliency in relation to the environment and the human body. Recent projects include Once She Dries, an experimental opera and multidisciplinary collaborative installation ( currently on view at the International Biennial of Paper & Fibre Art in the Museum of Craft and Design in Nantou, Taiwan; Your Water/My Sky, a series of 9 double-sided banners commissioned by Summit Public Art in Summit, NJ; and Between Seeing & Knowing, a collaborative installation with Anna Boothe now in the collection of the Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah, WI. Her work was recently featured in NJ PBS State of the Arts.

This past fall, Cohen was a fellow at the MacDowell Colony. In 2022, she was a recipient of the Murray Reich Distinguished Artist Award from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a Works on Paper Fellowship from the NJ State Council on the Arts, a Denbo Fellowship from Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, and a Studio Residency grant from Women’s Studio Workshop. In the spring of 2024, she will have a solo exhibition, The State We’re In, of recent glass and paperwork at Markel Fine Arts in Chelsea, NYC.

Anna Boothe has worked with glass since 1980, with degrees in sculpture and glass from the Rhode Island School of Design and Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. Her primarily kiln-cast sculptural and decorative works have been exhibited at numerous venues, including the Tittot Glass Art and Bergstrom-Mahler Museums, Museum of American Glass, Museum of Greater Lafayette, and Kentucky Museum of Art and Design, and are included in the permanent collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, Racine Art Museum and Tacoma Museum of Art.

After 16 years as a Tyler glass faculty member, Anna helped develop Salem Community College’s (New Jersey) glass art degree program and chaired its International Flameworking Conference. She has lectured and/or taught at numerous venues, including the Corning Museum of Glass, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Urban Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, and others, as well as at schools in Belgium, Israel, Japan, Switzerland, and Turkey. 

Anna served on the Glass Art Society Board of Directors (’98-’06) and as President (’04-’06). Until recently, she was Director of Glass at Philadelphia’s National Liberty Museum, where she curated glass exhibits and organized the Glass Now auction (one of the two largest annual contemporary glass auctions in the US).