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Curriculum Vitae - Tyler Cohen


Ongoing contributor to

2017 "Evident Truths," in State of Emergency, PEN Illustrated/PEN America

2016 Primahood: Magenta, Stacked Deck Press

2016 illustrator, Girl Trouble, by Kerry Cohen, Hawthorne Books

2016 "Your Life is Going to Change," in Alphabet T. Avery & J. Macy, eds., Stacked Deck Press

2015 contibutor to The Feminist Utopia Project A. Brodsky & R. Kauder Nalebuff, eds., Feminist Press

2015 "Walking Sideways," in What's Your Sign, Girl? Robert Kirby, ed., Ninth Art Press

2015 "Ashke-nosy," in the comics insert to Nat. Brut Magazine, issue 6. Whitney Taylor and Kayla AE, eds.

2015 Primahood 4 Ever! Primazonia Press

2014 "Flux," in Ignatz-Award winning QU33R, Robert Kirby, ed., Northwest Press

2013 Primahood: Three Times the Charm, Primazonia Press

2012 Primahood: The Second Album, Primazonia Press

2012 "Unnatural History," in Hand Job, Anne Elizabeth Moore, ed., Pressing Concern Books

2011 Primahood, Book 1, Primazonia Press

2011 Primazon Paper Dolls, expanded edition, Primazonia Press

2011 Illustrations and essay, "Artist Mama," in Rad Dad #19, Microcosm Publishing

2010 Box Book 1, self-published

2009 Primazon Paper Dolls, set 1, Primazonia Press

2008 Primer 1, self-published

2003 "Because," in True Porn, K. Nelson and R. Chapman, eds., Alternative Comics

2002 "Get Your Freak On," in Penny Dreadfuls Guide to the Bay, L. McCubbin, ed., Penny Dreadful Press

1997–2002 Self-published mini-comics, including Possum #1-7 and Tattooed Woman

Reviews and Interviews

2017 Primahood: Magenta—Slice-of-Life Storytelling with a Surreal Sideline in Tyler Cohen’s Warm Exploration of Modern Parenting, by Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier

2017 PRIMAHOOD: Rebecca Fish Ewan Reviews Tyler Cohen's Excellent New Book, Hip Mama Magazine

2017 'Primahood: Magenta' by Tyler Cohen by Cathy Camper, Lambda Literary

2017 Tyler Cohen's Primahood Magenta by Rob Clough, High Low Comics

2012 Interview, Art Animal Magazine

2011 Comic Book Resources: Review Time with Primahood!

Solo Shows

2017 Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco, CA

2013-14 Small Press Spotlight, Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

2005 Anno Domini gallery, San Jose, CA

Group Shows

2014 Doing Your Dirty Work III, Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco, CA

2012 Doing Your Dirty Work, Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco, CA

2008 Experimental Cartoon and Drawing Exhibition, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA

2005 WAR: An International Art Exhibition, Queer Cultural Center/Somarts, San Francisco, CA

2004 Juried Annual, juried by Rene de Guzman, Pro-Arts, Oakland, CA

2004 Fresh Produce, Anno Domini gallery, San Jose, CA

2004 Post-It Show, CCA PlaySpace gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003 Selections, juried by Arnold Kemp, CCAC North/South galleries, Oakland CA

2003 Bay Area Zine & Mini-Comic Show, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

Awards & Honors

2017 Winner, Bisexual Book Award for Graphic Memoir

2012 Artist-in-Residence (July), Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

2004 Honorable Mention, Jurors Commendation Award, Juried Annual, juried by Rene de Guzman, Pro-Arts, Oakland, CA


Drawing Teacher, gesture drawing, drawing faces, drawing hands, Berkeley Public Library

2013 Teaching Artist, cartooning, San Francisco Children's Art Center

2012 Mistress at the Adventure School for Ladies Comics Intensive, Chicago, IL


2002–2004 California College of Arts, San Francisco, CA: Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting

1986–1990 University of Chicago, Chicago, IL: Bachelor of Art, G.S. Hum--an acceptance—only program of interdisciplinary study. Disciplines studied: anthropology, literature, visual art.

© Tyler Cohen