Contemporary Artist



M.F.A., Drawing and Painting,

California State University Long Beach (1995)


Graduate studies, Drawing and Painting Wolverhampton University


B.A., Fine Arts, Minor in Art History

California State Polytechnic University Pomona (1992)





Luisa Cohrs was born in Bogota, Colombia on April 19, 1968. Her father was a German immigrant that established an import/export business in Colombia in 1934. Her mother was the oldest daughter of a family from the coffee region which survived the Civil war of 1948. This colorful background has fed the iconography used by Luisa in similar ways as Gabriel Garcia Marquez has used it to enrich his magic realism.


Her move to the USA at the age of 16 gave her a brilliant opportunity to follow her dreams and complete her B.A. from Cal Poly, Pomona, then her MFA from Cal State Long Beach finishing her thesis at the University of Wolverhampton, England.


From early on she has traveled much throughout USA, Europe and Colombia. Her travel and constant moving gives her the energy and motivation to inject her work with new ideas. She continues to travel and to be a thief of imagery from the world.



2019                  We are One, Parkview Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2018                  Synergy Where we Are, Gallery Western, Los Angeles, CA 

2018                  Series Pañuelos, New York City Colombian Consulate, New York, NY

2017                  Magic Realism, Art Space Vincennes, Vincennes, Indiana     

2015                  Solo Exhibition, Art Space Vincennes, Vincennes, Indiana

2015                  Mural Commission, Mare’ Lounge, Laguna Beach, CA

2015                  Mural Commission, Tea Aria, Huntington Beach, CA

2014                  Mural Commission, Aleassa Cucina, Laguna Beach, CA

2014                  Mural Commission, Pirozzi Cucina, Corona del Mar, CA

2014                  Mural Commission, Café Caldo, Laguna Beach, CA

2013                  “A Passage to Venice”, Solo Exhibition, Caos Art Gallery, Venice Italy.

Exhibition & catalog supported by all’ Amarone Vineria. May, 2013

2006                 Solo Exhibition, Bluebird Gallery, Whittier, California

2002                 Resurgimento, Arte­_Klan-Destino Gallery, Bogota, Colombia

2000                 Crossings, Gjethuset Museum, Denmark

1997                 Exotic Painters, Gallery One Spacex Galleries, Exeter, England, United Kingdom

Fuego Lento, Fuego Encendido, Exeter & Devon Arts Centre & Museum, Exeter, England, United Kingdom

1996                 Tender Solo Exhibition, LAArtcore Little Tokyo Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1995                 The Scent of Bitter Almonds Always Reminded Him of the Fate of Unrequited Love,                                                                  MFA Exhibition, Gallery “B”, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California

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