Israeli-born artist Hagit Cohen is interested in creating immersion environments that promote an awareness of the dichotomy between the fragility and strength of nature. By focusing on close investigation of natural elements, she brings the viewer closer to the understanding that we are a part of nature and that we need to care for it as we care for ourselves.
Hagit works primarily with digital images, constructing visual scenes with photographic images and objects of ritual. She lives and works in Berkeley, CA, where she hikes the hills often.
Hagit holds a BFA in Photography and Art History from State Art Teacher Training College in Israel, and an MFA in Imaging Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she also taught fine art photography for several years. Upon completion of studies at Rochester, she developed her career in interactive multimedia as an illustrator, art director and producer. Hagit has exhibited her artwork in Tel Aviv, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. She currently serves on WEAD’s- Women Eco Artist Dialog board of Directors.