Each year, an emerging, unrepresented artist is selected to create a site-specific exhibition at the show. The chosen LaunchPad Artist is featured on the website and through a marketing email to introduce him or her to collectors and media prior to the show.
Once a competitive ice dancer and currently an avid mountain climber and hiker, New York native and university student Madeleine Anne Cohen fuses her experiences in nature with her innate rhythm and knowledge of movement to create paintings that burst with life.
Inspired by the great Impressionists, Cohen devotes countless strokes to each detail in her landscapes, seeking, in her words, “to transmit to the viewer the feeling and intensity of nature, rather than the hyperrealism of its totality.”
“Through my art,” she continues, “I hope to encourage people to take a respite from their fast-paced lives by inviting them to step into my work and become one with the grass, flowers, mountains, and sky, allowing them to come home to the natural world that resonates within us all.”
Cohen is delighted to have been chosen as the LaunchPad Artist for Artexpo New York 2017, where she will be making her professional debut.