Susan Ruth Cohen is a visual artist and arts educator, working in a variety of mediums. She has exhibited in numerous group and solo shows nationally, and her artwork is included in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum, as well as other institutions. Susan has worked collaboratively with a choreographer and musician, using her original Colorsong artworks as the basis for a dance performance, and her artworks continue to be featured in dance performances.  Susan holds an Ed.M. in Art & Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, an M.F.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she was a Teaching Fellow in Drawing and Printmaking, and a B.F.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Early in her career, Susan completed a series of etchings at The Printmaking Workshop in NYC, and won a Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Award. She was also the recipient of a prestigious Workspace grant from the NY State Council on the Arts, which provided the resources to work as an artist-in-residence at the Jamaica Arts Center in Queens, NY. Throughout her career as an artist, Susan has worked as an arts educator and administrator, creating and developing innovative arts-in-education programs. Her professional work in the arts education field has continued to nurture her artistic vision. In her works on paper, Susan employs vibrant colors and spontaneous imagery to create a world that is both playful and thought provoking, and specifically titles her pieces to reflect her thought process and poetic imagery.