Elaine Lustig Cohen is an artist whose work includes painting, collage, photography, and constructions. Her 2008 exhibition “The Geometry of Seeing” presented a 40-year survey and was shown at the Julie Saul Gallery and the Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York. An exhibition of her portraits of avant-garde artists was exhibited in October 2009 at the Adler and Conkright Fine Art Gallery, New York. The work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions and is in the permanent collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Art, Museum of Modern Art, The New York Public Library and the design Collection at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Earlier in her career, from 1956 to 1970, Cohen she worked as a graphic designer and in 1995 a solo exhibition of this body of work was shown at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. In April 2012 she was awarded the 2011 American Institute of Graphic Arts medal.