Robert Stuart Cohen



14229 Hi Wood Drive

Rockville, Maryland 20850-3162


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Most Recent Public Art Projects

 Gateway to the Mountains, 10’X20’ digital print on vinyl, Thurmont, Maryland.  April 2024  Commissioned by the Frederick Arts Council.

“#Art Happens Here” 5’X10’ digital print on vinyl, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown,MD. July 2021. Commissioned by the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, MD.

“#Art Happens Here” 10’’X10’ digital print on vinyl, Dance Exchange, Takoma Park, MD. July 2021. Commissioned by the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, MD.

“Celebration” 5’X15’ digital print on vinyl, Wheaton Gateway, Wheaton, MD.  June 2021

“Landscape Progressions, 40”X40” collage, University of Maryland Regional Medical Center, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, 2020


Pratt Institute, Art School Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree,

Teachers College, Columbia University Master of Arts Degree, Doctor of Education Degree,

Military Service:

Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Signal Corps, France and Germany,

Professional experience:

Professor Emeritus, Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland, 1970-2002; Chairperson of the Art Department, 1985-1989

Freelance artist, designer and photographer, exhibits and design consultant,1965-1980

Museum Curator, American Psychiatric Association, Washington, D.C., 1966-67 and 1970-1975

Instructor, Jersey City State College, Jersey City, New Jersey, 1969-1970;  Instructor, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, 1968-1970

Instructor, Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland, 1965-1967

Exhibits Director, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, 1964-1966

Professional service

Panelist, Evaluation of Independent Artist Award program, Maryland State Arts Council, 2023

Panelist, Arts in the Community Program, Maryland State Arts Council, 2000-2

Member, Public Art Trust Steering Committee–An advisory body to the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, 1997-1999

Founding member, Board of Directors, Rockville Arts Place, 1986-1996

President, Montgomery College Chapter, American Association of University Professors, 1984-1986

Member, Committee D01.57, Artists Paints and Related Materials of the American Society of Testing and Materials, 1978-1982

President, Washington, D.C. Area Chapter, Artists Equity Association,1979-1981

Selected One-person Shows

Athenaeum Gallery  Alexandria, Virginia, May-June 2024

Washington County Arts Council Gallery, Hagerstown, MD; January 2020

Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD; April 2018; 2011

Gallery, Manhattan Athletic Club, New York City, NY; October-December 2015; June- August 2014

Light Street Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Dec 2005-Jan 2006

Art Gallery, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD,1977, 1982, 1993, 2000, 2002

Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, MD, 1991, 2000

Plum Gallery, Kensington, MD, September 1981

The Arts Club of Washington, Washington, D.C., May 1980

Gallery Arts, Inc., Washington, D.C., December 1977

Municipal Art Gallery, Rockville Mansion, Rockville, MD, 1976

Westbroadway Gallery, New York City, NY, 1973, 1974, 1976

Capricorn Galleries, Bethesda, MD, 1967, 1970

Selected Group Shows

“Building a Caring Community”  Priddy Library, Universities at Shady Grove. Rockville, MD,  April 2024

“Shapes and Colors” Online Exhibition and book publication 2023; Artstonish magazine, online and hard copy, January 2023

“Emptiness” Online Exhibition 2022 

“Magix-2022” Online Exhibition 2022 

“Artistic Independence (Abstract)“ Online Exhibition, 2022

 Online Exhibition, La Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA. 2022 

“Spring Fling” District Arts Gallery, Frederick. MD. 2022

“Power of Patience.” BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD.  2021

National Juried Exhibit, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD, 2021, 2016, 2015

Annual Exhibitions, National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, Salmagundi Club, New York City, NY, 2010, 2014

Three Person Show, BlackRock Center for the Arts Germantown, MD. 2012

“Light, Color, Shape” Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum, Bethesda, MD. 2012

“Child Play,” Art Gallery, Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville, MD. 2010

Regional Juried Exhibit, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD, 2008, (1st Prize) 2009

“21+21 Member’ Invitational,” Waverly Street Gallery, Bethesda, MD. 2009

Annual Faculty Exhibitions, Art Gallery, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD. 1970-2002, 2012

Montgomery County Art Collection, Bethesda, MD, 1977, 1980, 1981, 2002

Members Juried Shows, Rockville  Arts Place, Rockville, MD. 1995, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2004

Montgomery County Juried Art Exhibit, Rockville, MD. 1977 1979 (2nd prize), 1981, 1983, 1985

Drawings in the Collection of Friends of the Corcoran”, The Corcoran Gallery of Art,Washington, D.C. 1976

Westbroadway Gallery, New York City, NY, 1972-1976

Maryland State Arts Juried Traveling Exhibition, Baltimore Museum of Art, 1973

Juried Regional Exhibitions, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD. 1967,1972

Greater Washington Invitational Art Show, Washington, D.C., 1972, 1973

References are available upon request.