Fountain Gallery artist Martin Cohen is a winner of the 2012 Wynn Newhouse Awards, created to draw attention to the achievements of artists of excellence who happen to have disabilities. The Wynn Newhouse Awards Exhibition runs through June 13 at Syracuse University’s Lubin House, located at 11 East 61st Street in New York City. Martin is one of eight grant winners whose work is being showcased.
“I have been struggling with mental illness since my early twenties,” explained Martin. “Despite the shock of my first episode while I was a student at SUNY Purchase, my work has expanded. I have always been a mood-oriented artist. My illness has informed my work and made me more willing to experiment. It has also been therapeutic because it allows me to express my suffering artistically.”
Read more about Martin and other Fountain Gallery artists at www.fountaingallerynyc.com.
Communications Manager, Fountain Gallery