Esther Piaskowski Cohen

“As an artist my fascination is with seeing beauty and the hidden essence in all things; internal, external, real, imagined, inspiration, ideas, poetry, chance, people and family.”

Esther Piaskowski is an Australian born, New York artist, living on Roosevelt Island.  She graduated from Melbourne Teacher’s College in 1972, majoring in painting and philosophy when Pop Art was the rage in America.  Piaskowski has traveled extensively and has lived in Japan, Germany and Israel before coming to the United States in 1985.

Esther had a solo show in Safed, Israel  in 1976 and later became an Art Director of tourist and news magazines from 1979-1983. She has exhibited in Chelsea, NY and in May 2001, helped coordinate the “Art Frenzy” on Roosevelt Island, as part of the Art loop with MoMA, PS1 and the Noguchi museum in Long Island City.

Esther has been involved in the establishment of the Roosevelt Island Visual Artist Association and the opening of Gallery RIVAA in 2002 where she is vice-president. She has also assisted in establishing the Fall for the Arts Festival with the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation on Roosevelt Island which are held every year. Esther curates shows at Gallery RIVAA and at the Octagon Gallery.

She is a painter, photographer and installation artist. Her talent is in her ability to interpret and document the world around her in a diverse and original way through landscape, portraiture and the abstract. Her vibrant work, admired and owned by collectors around the world, is alive with color, light and movement.

Piaskowski was a finalist in the Four Freedoms Park Photo Competition in 2014 and a Grand Prize Winner of the Mitchell Park Photo Competition in DC in 2015.

IMMORTAL  Oil on canvas, four panels 11 x 15 inches each
FRIENDS Acrylic and oil on canvas 48x52
 INAMORATA Acrylic and oil on canvas 20x32
MARRIAGE  Acrylic on canvas with mixed media 48 x 52
CHILDHOOD Mixed media 48x52
VEIL Acrylic on canvas with mixed media 48 x 52 in
 LOOKING IN Mixed media 7' x 6'x 6'
 OUTSIDE Mixed media 7'x 6'x 6'
LIGHT 1  Digital Photograph 24 x 36 inches
RED LEAF Photograph 18x22
TREES ON A HILL Photograph 8x10
 COOL Photograph 20x30
NIGHT HERON   Photograph 8 x 10 inches
 SHEEP ON A HILL2 Photgraph 20x30
 TRANQUIL Photograph 20x30
SUNTA Photograph 20x30
MBOR Photograph
INTERNAL LANDSCAPE Photograph 8x10
ON THE LEDGE Photograph 8x10
ONE DAY IN JANUARY Photograph 20x30
SUTTON PLACE Photograph 16x20
VENICE IN NEW YORK Photograph 20x30
TRANQUIL Photograph 20x30
BLOOM Photograph 20x28
WATCH IT BLOOM Photograph 20x28
STANDING Photograph 20x28
CAMPBELL'S SOUP GIRL Photograph 20x30
OLIVIA Photograph 20x30
OLD MAN Photograph 8x10