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The CoCA Habit: Esther Doss

Posted by caroline on May 24, 2016

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Esther Doss, Untitled, 3/27 from Dailies series. Pencil on paper.

CoCA Habit’s second feature stars comic artist Esther Doss. Esther is a rising senior at Cornish College of the Arts, and her work is autobiographical in nature. As a habitual practice, she makes comics daily that become a way of recording and reflecting on her life. Sometimes funny, sometimes extremely personal, and usually ridiculously relatable we are proud to share her work this month on CoCA Habit. 

“My daily comics began as a diary practice and were not originally meant to be seen by the public. I make one every day, usually late at night when I’m slightly drunk. I’m a very solitary  person with a deep interest in how people connect with one another. I suppose by demanding that people, some of which don’t know me beyond my comics, read the intimate, secret things I wrote for myself I am trying to make connections in the only way I feel I can. It’s incredibly interesting for me, to see where people find the profound, relatable, and humorous moments in my documented life.”

Check out more of Esther's humorous and relatable sketches below, and follow her work on Instagram, and Tumblr.


May's CoCA Star: Alex Robinson

Posted by caroline on May 3, 2016

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Alex Robinson is a portrait photographer currently completing her BFA at Cornish College of the Arts.

This month's CoCA Star is Curatorial Intern, Alex Robinson. Alex first started interning with CoCA in January, and has been dazzling us with her art installation skills and keen eye for detail ever since. If you have been at one of our events over the last few months you have probably seen Alex taking lead at our membership table. We count ourselves lucky to have her as part of the CoCA team!

Alex is an artist working primarily on portrait photography. Her work focuses on the stories of queer individuals, and explores the idea of self understanding and awareness. "I'm a queer artist working primarily on portrait photography. The large majority of my work focuses on the stories of queer individuals. Currently I am in school at Cornish College of the Arts, and interning for CoCA. Through these things I am building my voice as an artist and learning about myself and my practice."

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 Alex Robinson, Untitled, Photograph, 2016. This photograph is part of a series exploring self understanding and awareness.

As part of her studies at Cornish, Alex has been working on a narrative series that is an exploration of the idea of self understanding or awareness. Alex recently collaborated with artist Amina Maya on a project about the intersections between race, gender, and sexuality. "Intersections" is currently on view at Presidents Gallery at Cornish. See more images from the series "Intersections" below.

To see more of Alex's work check out her Tumblr, Facebook, or Instagram.


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