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
Dec 11, 2017: Luisa Cohrs: Homage to peace in Colombia
July 3, 2015 – August 15, 2015: The Magic Realism of Luisa Cohrs Exhibition
March 14, 2009: Huntington Beach Art Center's Event, City Reconsider