Orly Cogan lives and works in Hudson Valley, NY.
Born in Israel and educated at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in NYC and The Maryland Institute College of Art. Cogan has been exhibiting her work throughout the US and in Europe for over two decades and has been at the forefront of the fiber arts movement with an emphasis on Feminism in contemporary art.
Cogan has been included in a number of notable national and international museum and university exhibitions, including “Pretty Tough, Contemporary Storytelling" at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art; “Pricked, Extreme Embroidery” at the Museum of Arts & Design, NY, which holds her work in its permanent collection; “Material Girls” at the Riverside Museum, Riverside, California; "I Want Candy" at the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY; and "She Will Always Be Younger Than Us" at the Textile Museum of Toronto, Canada, with Judy Chicago, among others. She has also been featured in “Sur Le Fil” at the Musee International Des Arts Modeste, Sete, France; "The Needle’s Eye" at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo. Cogan’s work is found in various public and private collections internationally.
Cogan’s work has been published in several books and museum catalogues. Her reviews are included in: The New York Times, the Chicago Sun Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Reader, NY Press, Art Press Magazine, W Magazine, Elle, Fiber Arts, Textile Plus, Surface Design, Art In America, Tema Celeste, Interior Design, Art Press, Art News, Time Out Chicago, Time Out New York, The American Art Collector, and Art Forum, to name a few.