| Born in Taranto, Italy, Cosima Aryee immigrated to Chicago at the age of twelve. After high school she served in the U.S. Army and then attended the College of Art & Design at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She earned a BFA with a double major in painting and drawing. Prior to becoming a full-time artist, she enjoyed a successful career in graphic design and marketing. Cosima has two handsome sons and currently resides in River Grove, Illinois.
Her work has been in group and solo exhibitions including Robert T. Wright Gallery of Art, Dandelion Gallery, Old McHenry Courthouse Art Center, David Adler’s Arts Center, The Art Center Highland Park, Winnetka Community House, the James May Gallery, Oak Park Arts League Gallery, Norris Cultural Arts Center, Elmhurst Art Museum Guild Gallery and the Overland Gallery.