Liz Cohen was born 1973 in Phoenix, AZ. She received a B.A. from Tufts University, Boston, MA, and a B.F.A. from School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, both in 1996 She later received her M.F.A. in Photography from California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA in 2000.
Cohen has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as Salon 94 in New York, Galerie Laurent Godin in Paris, David Klein Gallery in Detroit, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
Cohen has received awards and fellowships from the Kresge Foundation, Detroit, MI; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA; Arizona Commission for the Arts, Phoenix, AZ; Creative Capital Foundation For the Arts, New York, NY; Artadia, New York, NY; The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH; The Photography Institute, New York, NY; and Akademie Schoss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany.