In the late 80s Cohen 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, and Janet Jackson. By the early 1990s she had made the transition from local gallery owner to national dealer and fine art publisher representing many well known international artists.
This summer Cohen celebrated her 19 year anniversary of founding MAC Fine Art and has grown the business to one of most successful art companies in the country.
Many of the industry’s top executives seek Cohen’s council for her comprehensive experience in artist representation and fine art publishing. In addition to being a visual art entrepreneur, she has also been the driving force in the development of an impressive list of well-established artists with whom she has collaborated with on many successful 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, 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 had successful galleries in Los Angeles, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale and has curated art for collectors, galleries, museums, designers, and corporations all over the world. Currently, she has a large gallery and fine art atelier located in the MASS District in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Specializing in work from traditional to ultra contemporary, her list of artists include:
Jacqueline Berkley • Maxim Lipzer • Dopico Lerner • Rene Romero Schuler • Brenda Heim • Hernan Sosa • Gustavo Marino • Elena Bond • Jason Myers • Veron Ennis • Paul Tamanian • James Leonard • Claudio Roncoli • Alex Kveton • Daniela Wicki.