CEO and Co-Founder of the Plastic Pollution Coalition
Los Angeles-based International multi-media visual artist, painter and curator Dianna Cohen is best known for her two-dimensional and three-dimensional works using upcycled used plastic bags – sewn together – ranging from small hanging pieces to room-sized installations.
She is the CEO and Co-Founder of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, a global alliance of over 400 Organizations and Businesses working together to STOP plastic pollution and to raise awareness about the toxic impact of single-use and disposable plastics on the Ocean, the environment, animals and human health.
Cohen has shown work internationally at Galleries, Foundations and Museums and also created the Ocean of Plastic mural and accompanying video short in 2010 with 200 K-5th grade students at BFIS in Barcelona, and the mural has been shown in Barcelona, England, Washington DC, Santa Monica, San Francisco, and this year presented at the Goulandris Museum of Natural History in the Message from the Sea Exhibition in Athens Greece.
In 2010, she gave a TED talk to shares some tough truths about plastic pollution in the ocean -- and how to free ourselves from the plastic gyre in our own lives.