Chronology

2015

Elaine Lustig Cohen Exhibition
The Glass House, New Canaan, CT

How Posters Work
Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, New York, NY

Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism
Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, NY
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA

2014

Elaine Lustig Cohen: Voice & Vision
RIT Graphic Design Archives, Rochester, NY

2012

AIGA Medal for 2011
AIGA, New York, NY

The Lustigs: A Cover Story, 1933-1961
College of Visual Arts, Saint Paul, MN
AIGA, New York, NY

Exploring Never Stops: Water, Ice, Nature
Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner, Berlin, Germany

Every Exit is an Entrance: 30 Years of Exit Art  
Exit Art, New York, NY

2011

Benchmarks: Seven Women in Design
Center Gallery, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, New York, NY

Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center
Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, PA (+ other venues)

Conversation among Friends, Sonia Delaunay
Cooper Hewitt Museum

2009

My Heroes: Portraits of the Avant-Garde
Adler & Conkright Fine Art, New York, NY

Typograffi
Philoctetes Center, New York, NY

Daughters of the Revolution, Women & Collage
Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY

Women in the Visual Arts
Oral History & Video for Columbia University

2008

The Geometry of Seeing
Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

2007

The Geometry of Seeing
Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY

In Context: Collage+Abstraction
Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY

2005

Collage: Signs & Surfaces
Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY

Word Play
Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

Alphabet: 60 Alphabets by 47 Artists
Artscape, Baltimore, MD

2004

Uncharted Territory:Mapping by Artists & Cartographers
Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

Against the Grain: Bookjackets by Alvin Lustig, Elaine Lustig Cohen, Chip Kidd, Barbara de Wilde
Fordham University at Lincoln Center, New York,  NY

2003

The Auroral Light:Photographs by Women
The Grolier Club, New York, NY

2002

Tea House Suite
Julie Saul Gallery, New York , NY

2001

Rupture & Revision:Collage in America
Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY

Mies in Berlin Poster
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Designing Identity: Typefaces as Human Experience
Bard Graduate Center, New York, NY

2000

Women Designers in the USA, 1900-2000, Diversity and Difference    
The Bard Graduate Center, New York, NY

Mondiale Echo’s (Global Echoes)
Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort, Netherlands

1999

Solo Exhibit
Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

1998

The Re-Associated Image
Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN

And I Quote
Mary Delahoyd Gallery, New York, NY

Trustee Committee
Museum of Modern Art Archives, Library, and Research, New York, NY

1997

Magie der Zahl (Magic of Numbers)
Staatgalerie, Stuttgart. Germany,

Photo/Collage/Applied
Penn State University, Edwin Zoller Gallery, PA

Eye of the Beholder: Photographs from the Avon Collection
International Center of Photography, New York, NY

Solo Exhibit
Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

Best Show by an Emerging Artist 1996-97 Award
International Association of Art Critics

1996

The Avant- Garde Letterhead + Letters, Co-curator
Cooper Hewitt Museum + AIGA, New York,NY

American Typography  in the 1960’s
GGG Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Making Pictures:Women and Photography: 1975-Now
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY

1995

Solo Exhibit
Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

Solo Exhibit
Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, NY

Out of Wood
Rachel Adler Gallery, New York, NY

Reconstructivism
Space 504, New York, NY

1994

Fractured Identity:Cut and Paste
Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

Boxes
Ubu Gallery, New York, NY

1992

American Academy, Rome, Italy

1991

In Addition to Paint:Masters of Collage
La Boetie Gallery, New York, NY

Geometric Abstraction: Mel Bochner, Barry La Va, Sol Lewitt, Robert Mangold, Elaine Lustig Cohen
Greene Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

Photomontage/Photocollage: The Changing Picture 1920-89
Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1989

Graphic Design in America: A Visual History
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

1988

In Memory of John Bernard Myers
Kouros Gallery, New York, NY

On the Marionette Theater, Limited edition book
The Kaldewey Press, Poestenkill, New York

1985

Solo Exhibit
Exit Art, New York, NY
Janus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Adornments
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York, NY

Imagenes en Cajas
Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico

Surplus
Exit Art, New York, NY

Affair of the Heart: Artist’s Valentines
Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY

American Abstraction: Four Currents
Louis Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

1984

Drawings:New Dimension
Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Watercolors:A Contemporary Survey
San Diego State University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA

Objects by Artists:Ordinary and Extrodinary Uses
Guild Hall, Easthampton, NY

1983

The Artist and the Quilt
McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

On the Leading Edge:Cross Currents in Contemporary Art of the Eighties
General Electric Corporate Art Collection, Fairfield, CT

1982

Solo Exhibit
Carson Sapiro Gallery, Denver, CO
Gloria Luria Gallery, Bay Harbour Islands, Miami, FL
Janus Gallery, Los Angeles, A

1981

Solo Exhibit
Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Window, Room, Furniture:One Hundred and Eight Projects by Artists and Architects
Cooper Union, New York, NY

Paper
Getler Paul Gallery New York, NY

Geometric Abstraction
Gloria Luria Gallery, Bay Harbour Islands, Miami, FL

Works on Paper by Gallery Artists
Modernism, San Francisco, CA

1980

Solo Exhibit
Modernism Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Janus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Geometric Abstraction
Bard College, Annandale-on-the Hudson, NY

The Constructive Spirit
Janus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Working with Bummyhuss Paper
Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA

Eight Painters
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

Janus In San Diego
San Diego State University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA

1979

Solo Exhibit
Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

American Painting: The Eighties
Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY

1978

Solo Exhibit
Galerie Carl van der Vort, Basel, Switzerland

1977

From the Collection
Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY

1975

Solo Exhibit
Galerie Denise Rene, New York, NY

Architectural Wall Relief
Bronx State School, Bronx, NY

Design for Christmas Card
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1974

Paper Works
Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY

1973

Solo Exhibit
John Bernard Myers Gallery, New York, NY

Watercolors
Emily Lowe Gallery, Hempstead, NY

Group Exhibition
Graduate Center, City University, New York, NY

1972

Solo Exhibit
John Bernard Myers Gallery, New York, NY

Contemporary American Painting
Lehigh University Art Gallery, Bethlehem, PA

Women: A Historical Survey
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

Group Exhibition
Galerie Denise Rene, New York, NY

Founded with Arthur A. Cohen: Ex Libris, specializing in 20th Century Avant-garde books, periodicals, ephemera, posters, design.

1970

Solo Exhibit
John Bernard Myers Gallery, New York, NY

1969

Holiday Selections
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY

1966

Greetings, Exhibition of Seasonal Greetings
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Fifty Years of Graphic Arts in America
AIGA, New York, NY

Fifty Books of the Year
AIGA

1965

Typomundus 20
Exhibition of the development of Typographic Arts of the 20th Century

Paperbacks USA
American Institute of Graphic Arts

1964

American Institute of Architects Collaborative Achievement in Architecture for the Seagram Building, Typographic Consultant

Typographic Exhibition
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, MA

Paperbacks USA
AIGA

1962

Annual Philadelphia Book Show
Philadelphia Book Clinic, PA

1961

Paperbacks USA
AIGA

1959

Annual Philadelphia Book Show
Philadelphia Book Clinic, PA

1958

Paperbacks USA
American Institute of Graphic Arts

Fifty Books of the Year
AIGA

Type Design Excellence
Type Directors Club of NY

1957

Fifty Books of the Year
AIGA

Design and Printing for Commerce
AIGA

Member of the advisory committee on Art and Architecture at the School of Design at Yale University, New Haven, CT (through 1962)

1946–48

University of Southern California, BFA

1944–46

Sophie Newcomb College, Tulane University

Collections

Alberta Gas and Trunk Line, Calgary, Canada
American Express International, NY
American Telephone and Telegraph, NY
Ardis Publishing, La Jolla, CA
Arista Records, New York, NY
Ashland Oil, KY
Atlantic Ridgefield, Los Angeles, CA; Denver, CO; Philadelphia, PA
Avon Collection, New York, NY
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Chase Manhattan Bank, Netherlands
Continental Bank, Chicago, IL
Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, NY
Cumins Sales, Los Angeles, CA
General Electric, Fairfield, CT
Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY
Hilton Hotel Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
I B M , White Plains, NY
Kotrozo Inc., Scottsdale, AZ
LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
Lehman Bothers, New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Mitsubishi, Royal Park Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Myers Corporation, Amfac Center, HI
Mobil Oil, New York, NY
New York Public Library, New York, NY (prints and books)
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Phantom Industries, Los Angeles, CA
Philip Morris, New York, NY
Rich Products, Buffalo, NY
Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA
Rudin Management Company, New York, NY
Seattle First National Bank, Seattle, WA
Security National, Los Angeles, CA
United Pipe Line, Houston, TX
Xerox Corporation, CT
Wells Fargo Bank, Los Angeles, CA
Whitney Museum of Art, NY