Mark Cohen - Biography
Mark Daniel Cohen, is an American Art Writer and Essayist. He also is currently the Controller and Assistant Dean at the European Graduate School (EGS). Mark Cohen is also the Manager of Creative Services at United Jewish Communities. Mark Cohen is the Editor at Hyperion: On the Future of Aesthetics an e-journal published by The Nietzsche Circle, a philosophical society based in New York City.
Mark Daniel Cohen has a diverse academic background. As a high school student in 1966 he attended Columbia University's Computer Programming for Gifted High School Students program. From 1969 - 1973 he studied at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he graduated with Distinction obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in English. He attended Kean College in Union New Jersey from 1973 to 1974 where he obtained his teaching certification in secondary education. Mark Cohen then attended the University of Wisconsin where he was in the post-graduate English program until 1975. In 1995 Mark Cohen returned to school, obtaining his Master of Arts from NYU with a thesis titled, The Necessary Whim: The Truth of the Matter: The Correlation Between Friedrich Nietzsche's Ontology and the Philosophical Foundations of Quantam Physics. From January 1992 - May 1994 Mark Cohen took studio art courses and HTML programming courses at the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY. In 1997 Mark Cohen completed a Certificate in Multimedia Programming at New York University. In 2003 Mark began his PhD studies at the European Graduate School.
Mark Daniel Cohen is a freelance author who writes regularly on art in New York City, with over 400 articles, art reviews, and essays on contemporary art and aesthetics in publication in a variety of art exhibition catalogs and commercial, university, and art school journals. Cohen has obtained a number of awards and honors including: Marquis Who’s Who In America, Marquis Who’s Who In The East, Marquis Who’s Who In the World, Marquis Who’s Who In Finance And Industry, Marquis Who’s Who In Entertainment, and the Neal Editorial Awards and Honors in 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1996.
Mark Daniel Cohen is an international educator who is a faculty member at the European Graduate School where he teaches academic writing as an intensive summer workshop. Mark Daniel Cohen is also the assistant dean at EGS and was the Coordinator of Graduate Studies from September 2004 through August of 2006 at the European Graduate School. He was the director of the Drew Semester on Contemporary Art and an Adjunct Lecturer of Art at Drew University in Madison N.J. from January of 2000 through June of 2004. Mark was also a guest seminar leader doing art student evaluations at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore Maryland during April of 2002. Mark Daniel Cohen gave a graduate seminar on modernism/postmodernism in the history department at Drew University in Madison NJ in April of 2001. In 1998 Mark was a lecturer at Syracuse University.
Recently published by Mark is the book, Coarctate: Antigone's Return and Selected Poems. Camelia Elias says,
One can contend that what Cohen has achieved here is simply to have written a classic. The text speaks to us all. It speaks everything, and lets everything itself speak. In the work Mark Daniel Cohen examines Sophocoles through a fresh take on Antigone, creating a contemporary drama that continues in the second part of the volume.
Mark Cohen has also recently completed Ilan Averbuch: Public Projects and The Judenporzellan of Izhar Patkin, and has contributed chapters to Chawky Frenn: Art for Life's Sake, Abstraction in the Elements, The Archeology of the Soul, and the second edition of Dictionary of the Avant Gardes. He is currently working on several volumes, including Treatise on Poetic Reason.
Mark Cohen frequently collaborates with Dr. Friedrich Ulfers. Together they are preparing a book of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche's ontology and cosmology, and the Eternal Recurrence of the Same viewed from a scientific perspective. Together, they have recently published several essays: "Nietzsche's Amor Fati: The Embracing of an Undecided Fate," published on the website of the Nietzsche Circle; "Friedrich Nietzsche as a Bridge from 19th Century Atomistic Science to the Process Philosophy of 20th Century Physics, Literature, and Ethics"; "Nietzsche's Ontological Roots in Goethe's Classicism," which appears in the volume Nietzsche and Antiquity, edited by Paul Bishop; "Nietzsche's 'Postmodernism': A Return to 'Classicism'"; and "The Effect of Nietzsche's Aesthetics on the Art of the Twentieth Century."