Lisa Fayne Cohen at the Galerie House of Art and Design.
Photo: Genevieve Garruppo

Galerie’s Founder, Lisa Fayne Cohen, Discusses the Creative Minds Issue

Now in its fourth iteration, this annual feature continues to inspire with its astounding list of innovators in art, design, fashion, and more

Lisa Fayne Cohen at the Galerie House of Art and Design. Photo: Genevieve Garruppo

Welcome to the Creative Minds issue! I must admit this edition is my favorite every year. I always look forward to getting to know the list of talents our editorial team assembles. Because our coverage isn’t limited to just one discipline, we can bring you the best people in the worlds of art, design, architecture, fashion, jewelry, and more.

It’s incredible to see that so many of these innovators don’t limit themselves to only one category—they’re continually crossing over to other areas and experimenting with new ideas and techniques. 

Olafur Eliasson’s Life installation at the Fondation Beyeler. Photo: Mark Niedermann, Courtesy of the artist, neugerriemschneider, Berlin and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York/Los Angeles

Since this is our fourth Creative Minds list, I find myself looking back on those we have celebrated in the past—and am astonished by how much these individuals continue to achieve and inspire. For instance, I just ran into Lewis Miller, creator of the Flower Flash, who recently published a gorgeous monograph and opened an outpost in Palm Beach. I was also thrilled to learn that Lori Weitzner will be the first interiors textile designer to ever present at the Venice Biennale. She’ll bring her book, Ode to Color, to life in an exhibition at the spectacular Palazzo Mora. And I’m endlessly impressed by the creativity of Olafur Eliasson, whose art has such a profound message—most recently conveyed through his Life installation at the Fondation Beyeler near Basel, Switzerland, in which he submerged the galleries in water.

A Flower Flash by Lewis Miller. Photo: Irini Arakas Greenbaum

Ode to Color by Lori Weitzner. Photo: Courtesy of HarperCollins

I hope you enjoy meeting this latest group of Creative Minds and find inspiration in their daring and brilliant work. I know I have!

A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2022 Spring Issue. Subscribe to the magazine.

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Cover: Lisa Fayne Cohen at the Galerie House of Art and Design.
Photo: Genevieve Garruppo


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