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Through sculpture, print, video and installation my practice points to the traces and residues of humans’ best efforts, the tragicomic nature of daily laboring and the passage of time. Socio-economic disparities, workplace politics and the relationship between basic needs and transcendent desires are embedded in the materials with which I work.

Fruitfulness and futility, making a living and being on the clock are interests related to human performance, identity, perceived value and access to resources. ‘Dreamtime’, body-care and self actualization are adjacent research interests that reflect my studies in anatomy and physiology, therapeutic massage and bodywork.

In the studio, I promote material encounters through experimentation and play; humor provides the framework for more serious psycho-spiritual and socio-political concerns. These interests have materialized variously as ink blot lounger paintings, copper plumbing 'time chimes’, decrepit bake shop displays and faux sausages dangling in suspended states.

Kristen Cochran is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Dallas, TX. Originally from Portland, OR, she moved to Texas to complete her MFA at The Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in 2010. She has exhibited her work locally, nationally and internationally and has been awarded residencies in NY, Austria and Wyoming and completed a year-long residency at The Center for Arts and Medicine at Baylor Hospital’s Sammons Center for Cancer Research in 2018. Kristen has taught extensively at universities and museums in the Dallas-Fort Worth area including The University of Texas, Dallas, The Nasher Sculpture Center and The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Recent exhibitions include fare well at The Nasher Sculpture Center (Dallas, TX), to sometimes disappear at NARS Foundation (Brooklyn, NY), After Carolee: Tender and Fierce (Artpace, San Antonio,TX) and chroma soma at Barry Whistler Gallery (Dallas, TX). Ms. Cochran recently completed residencies in Brooklyn, NY and Corsicana, TX, closed two exhibitions and got over the shingles and Covid 19. She is looking forward to updating her website in a prone position and getting some rest before getting back to work.