Mary Ann Cohen Biography
Mary Ann Cohen has over 35 years of International visual Fine Art experience.
From her formal education in Visual arts through the oversight of publishing, design, sales and marketing operations, Mary Ann has become one of the nations most successful and respected art dealers. In the late 80′s she founded an extremely successful gallery in Malibu CA, catering to many of Hollywood’s biggest names including Michael Bay, Paul Mazlansky, Joan Rivers, Charles Bronson, Janet Jackson etc. By the early 1990′s she had made the transition from local gallery owner to national wholesale art distributor and fine art publisher representing many world renown artists.
This summer Cohen celebrated her 14 year anniversary of founding MAC Fine Art and has grown the business to a multi-
Many of the industries top executives seek Cohen’s council for her comprehensive experience in artist representation & Fine Art Publishing. Along with being a Visual Art Entrepreneur, she has also been the driving force in the development of an impressive list of today’s most popular and celebrated artists.
Alfred Gockel, Scott Jacobs, Csaba Markus and Tomasz Rut are but a few of the modern masters who have been profoundly influenced by Cohen. In fact, Rut was an unknown Polish painter until 1997 when he was discovered by Cohen and within two years was credited by the Robb report as one of the top 5 most collectable artists in the world.
Alfred Gockel, a German artist, was relatively unknown outside of Europe until 2000 when Cohen discovered him at a New York trade show. Gockel is now widely collected in the United States and was even named one of the official artists for the United States Olympic committee for the 2006 Winter games. His collectors now include Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neil, Andy Roddick, Boyd Tinsley, Cristie Kerr and Rick Barry.
The first artist licensed by Harley, Scott Jacobs was known mainly in the motorcycle world until he met Cohen at The Barrett Jackson Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. Through Cohen, Scott gained national recognition and became one of the world’s premier wine artists, as well as Harley artists.
Mary Ann Cohen has collaborated with other successful artists on specific publishing or exhibition projects. Some of these major names include such notables as Romero Britto, Peter Max and Red Grooms.
Cohen has represented her artists to a number of major corporations, collectors, charities and events including Gatorade, Bank of America, Norwegian Cruise Line, Birdies for Breast Cancer, Jason Flom’s T.J. Martell Foundation, St Joseph’s Children’s hospital, Veterinary Medical Association, Liza Minelli’s Katrina Fund, USOC, NFL, Grammy Awards and The US Open.
Mary Ann Cohen has demonstrated that throughout her professional art career she has been successful in working with all artists, famous or unknown, from every corner of the world. She has had the vision and experience to take their artistic talents to their highest level while carefully orchestrating commercial success. Mary Ann Cohen welcomes the opportunity to present the art world to the general public so that they can experience the color and vibrancy of today’s top artists as well as the intriguing development and marketing of new talent.
Mary Ann Cohen has had galleries in Los Angeles & Miami and has sold fine art to collectors, galleries, designers & corporations on many continents. At the moment she has a large Gallery and Fine art Atelier located in the 3rd Ave Arts District in Ft Lauderdale, (833 NE 4th Ave).
Specializing in from the most traditional to ultra contemporary works, her list of artists include:
Jacqueline Berkley • Maxim Lipzer • Dopico Lerner • Rene Romero Schuler • Tico Torres • Hernan Sousa • Gustavo Marino
Elena Bond • James Rawson • Tito • MSL • Pier Toffoletti • Vangelis • Chris Hill • David Middlebrook • Jorge Arango • CM Gross