About Tyler Cohen

As an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, Tyler Cohen created her own program of interdisciplinary study in gender and sexuality, combining anthropology, literature, and visual art. Continuing her interdisciplinary tendencies, she made mini-comics in the '90s and '00s. In 2004, she earned her MFA in drawing and painting at California College of the Arts, and, shortly thereafter, had her first solo show.

In Primahood: Magenta—2017 Bisexual Book Award for Graphic Memoir—Tyler uses autobiography and surrealism to explore gender, parenthood, race, and female experience. Her work has appeared online at PEN America/PEN Illustrated and at and in print in numerous anthologies, including the Ignatz Award-winning anthology, Qu33r, and The Feminist Utopia Project. Tyler also illustrated her sister Kerry Cohen's memoir, Girl Trouble (Hawthorne Press).

Primahood: Magenta is available from Stacked Deck Press and select stores.

Tyler Cohen lives in San Francisco and works as a freelance artist, teacher, and designer.

Available for commissions.


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