|Since 2005, Leigha has become involved, as her health permits, with art organizations Art Cooperative
TRACx81 and the Photographic Society of Philadelphia
Leigha has been involved with the national community of groups that support disabled professional artists
including Arts Unbound located in Orange, NJ, Artfirst at Princeton Hospital, All About Art at MossRehab in
Elkins Park, PA, Art Ability at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Malvern, PA, VSA NJ. and an ongoing Exhibition
sponsored by VSA of her work at the New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women, located in Hamilton, NJ.
Leading hospitals such as AtlantiCare and local doctors’ and lawyers’ offices have discovered her talents,
purchasing much of her work. She has shown her photography in both solo shows and group venues
across New Jersey, Pennsylvania and NY State. Local venues include Gallery 125 in Trenton, William Way
Community Center and City Hall in Philadelphia, PA, The Trenton City Museum, M. Christina Geis Gallery,
Staten Island Museum, MANA Fine Arts in Jersey City and the Toms River Library to name a few..
Many of her past shows, articles about her and awards she has received can be found here.
In 2011, Leigha's photo Philadelphia was selected by The Photo Review. in their special web-only exhibition
arranged around several themes. In 2012 Leigha photo My Night was selected as a finalist in Photo Review
International Photography Competition, juried by Peter Barberie, Curator of Photographs at the
Philadelphia Museum of Art. My Photo Donna's Clock "Therapy Clock" is featured at the 17th. Annual Art
Ability Exhibition sponsored by Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital. Leigha is also in a group show at the Delaware
River Museum this coming Spring
In 2011 Leigha was introduced to all forms of Video Production including directing, filming and editing.
As her health allows her, Leigha works with local video artists. Leigha also has her own independent Video
Production Company. You can read more about her work and accomplishments here.
|Leigha Cohen was born and raised in NYC. In 1983, she moved
to the Trenton/Lawrenceville vicinity where she presently lives.
Leigha accumulates degrees like others collect fine wine. She
has a way of setting her mind to something and taking it to the
next level. Her education includes a BS in Electrical
Engineering, BA in Sociology, and a Teaching Certificate in
Early Childhood Education.
In the early 1970s Leigha studied photography at Queens
College and The New School followed by one year in the MFA
program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. In the late 1970s she
taught preschool and worked as a resource teacher at the
Lexington School for the Deaf. For many years she tutored
college level mathematics and physics.In 1983, after graduating
from Pratt Institute Engineering School with highest honors, she
worked as an electrical engineer at Princeton Plasma Physics