Beverly Kohn

A firm believer in artistic growth, Kohn’s artwork has evolved from colored grid designs to papermaking, basket weaving, fiber art, and painting. She graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York, and has since designed centerpieces and taught nursery school. In 1993 Kohn was accidentally electrocuted by 6000 volts from a defective neon light sign, which resulted in head trauma, nerve damage, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Now she uses her art as a relaxing, practical, and therapeutic activity to distract herself from mental and physical pain. Kohn believes that her work is distinctive, stating that “I know that each piece I do is unique because my disability makes it impossible for me to remember or replicate the process I followed to create the initial work.” She exhibits her work extensively in the New Jersey area.