Please join us for the signing of Rachel Cohen's Outsider Art and Art Therapy: Shared Histories, Current Issues & Future Identities.
As the fields of outsider art and art therapy grow, this book reveals the issues that both disciplines face and traces their shared histories to help them build clearer and more coherent identities. It considers the roots of art therapy, problems with defining the field, and the forced boundaries between what is considered ‘art’ and what is considered ‘art therapy’. In tandem, it also examines the debate around the name and identity of outsider art.
By viewing art therapy and outsider art through their shared histories, this book helps to alleviate the challenges and issues of definition faced by the fields today.
Rachel Cohen is an artist and art therapist based in New York. She promotes the work of non-traditional creators through her advisory service, NAPlabs, and is an educator at the Museum of Modern Art and the American Folk Art Museum.