Zen Cohen grew up in Southern California and later moved to moved to New York City to study theater. It was there that she was exposed to alternative forms of theater and performance as well as interdisciplinary methods of art and image making. After New York, she returned to California to attend the California College of the Arts in Oakland where she received a BFA in Media Arts. She then went on to receive an MFA in Art Studio at UC Davis. She is currently a videographer, photographer, performance and visual artist based in San Francisco, CA. Her projects have a strong emphasis on the female experience in relation to sexuality, the body, digital space the natural world and mysticism and are presented as documentaries, still photographs, video installations and live performances. Her work has been presented in venues such as the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SFMOMA, deYoung Museum, Centro Atlántico Arte Moderno, ARTSpace New Haven, Vanity Projects, Center for New Music & Audio Technologies at UC Berkeley, Recombinant Media Lab, SOMArts, Krowswork, 21 Grand, Roxie Cinema and Artists Television Access (ATA) and publications such as Art Practical, Esfera Publica and Drama Review. Additionally, she has worked as a video editor for Al Jazeera America.