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Kristen Cochran
From Portland, OR, Lives and works in Dallas, TX 
kristencochran.com

EDUCATION
MFA - Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
BFA - Interdisciplinary Studio, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
BA - English (Creative writing), University of Washington, Seattle, WA

SOLO and TWO PERSON EXHBITIONS 

2019
Chroma Soma: Photographs and Sculpture, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

GOALS, Robert and Elaine Stein Gallery, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

2017    
Architectures of Aspiration (r.i.p.),  Liliana Bloch Gallery, Dallas, TX


2016    
Perfect Sunset (there’s nothing sad about it), Front Space Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Surfacing, two person exhibition, HF Johnson Gallery, Carthage College, Milwaukee, WI

2015    
soak stain bleed bloom, The Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University (curator Noah Simblist),

Dallas, TX

2014
Residual acts, Amazon Storefronts (supported by The Shunpike Foundation), Seattle, WA


2013
Declared Impasse (two person show with Lucia Simek), The Dallas Contemporary Museum, Dallas, TX

(curator Lilia Kudelia)
stutter slip stack, REgallery, Dallas, TX

2012
Light Work, sponsored by Oak Cliff Community Arts, Dallas, TX


2010
Brick by Brick, The Free Museum of Dallas, (curator Michael Corris), Dallas, TX

Undercover, UTD Central Trak Gallery (corridor), Dallas, TX

SELECTED GROUP EXHBITIONS

2020
After Carolee: Tender and Fierce, Artpace San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (curator Annette Carlozzi)

Yet to be Titled, Nars Foundation Gallery, Brooklyn, NY upcoming
Continuum, Carillon Gallery, Fort Worth, TX upcoming (curator Katerina Sokolovskaya)

2019
Intermediate, The Fort Worth Modern Art Museum, film screening, Fort Worth, TX

Tenuous (three person show), Cliff Gallery, Dallas, TX
The Big Summer T-Shirt Show, ex-ovo, Dallas, TX
Material Intension (three person show), ex-ovo, Dallas, TX (curator Alison Klion)
The Sandwich Show (pop up), New York Subs, Dallas, TX

2018
Fold In, with Katy Heinlen and Marcelyn McNeil, Lawndale Arts Center, Houston, TX

Holding Pattern Vol. 2, publication as site, (supported by DADE collective), Dallas, TX

2017
Holding Pattern Vol. 1, publication as site  (supported by DADE collective), Dallas, TX

Interstate, Beefhaus, Dallas, TX (curators Luke Harnden and Paul Winker)
The LINE, Site 131, Dallas, TX, (curators Joan Davidow and Pablo Sebastian Morales)

2016
I Have This Thing: An Exercise in Extension (with Kelly Kroener & Lucy Kirkman), Lillian Bradshaw Gallery,

Dallas, TX
Drawing Quote/Unquote, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX

2015
AMoA Sculpture Biennial, Amarillo, TX, (curator Leigh Arnold) *second place prize winner

And they papered the walls, Liliana Bloch Gallery, Dallas, TX

2014
(in)translation, University of Arizona, Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson, AZ

SEARCH RESULTS, A Slender Gamut, Brooklyn, NY (curator Olivia Smith)

2013
Texas Biennial 2013, San Antonio, TX

Amarillo Entropy, The Power Station, Dallas, TX (curator Greg Ruppe)
Pleased to Meet Me, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX

2012
SNAFU, Oliver Francis Gallery, (curator Kevin Ruben Jacobs)

Monstrous Coupling (collaboration with Kevin Todora), University of Texas at Dallas, TX
Fallas Dart Air, Shamrock Studios, Dallas, TX (curator Ludwig Schwarz)

2011
TEXAS Biennial 2011, Austin, TX, (curator Virginia Rutledge)


2010 Indignation, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX (curator Dr. Charissa Terranova)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2019
Visiting Professor of Sculpture, (sabbastical replacement), Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

(Instructor of record: 3D Design, Sculpture I, Advanced Sculpture, Graduate Critique Seminar, Graduate
studio hours, Graduate Professional Practice Seminar,  Graduate Committees)

2018
Lecturer, Drawing Foundations  and Advanced Drawing, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX

Lecturer, Sculpture I, Advanced Drawing, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX

2017
Lecturer, Advanced Drawing, Sculpture I, Drawing I, University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, TX

2016
Lecturer, Advanced Drawing, Sculpture I, Drawing I, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX


2015
Lecturer,  Advanced Drawing, Sculpture I, Drawing I, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX


2014
Lecturer,  Advanced Drawing, Sculpture I, Drawing I, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX


2013
Lecturer,  Advanced Drawing, Sculpture I, Drawing I, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX


2012
Lecturer, Foundations Drawing, Intermediate Drawing, Sculpture I, University of Texas at Dallas,

Richardson, TX (Fall/Spring)

2011
Lecturer, Foundations (2D design and digital co taught with Noah Simblist), Southern Methodist

Univeristy, Dallas, TX
Lecturer, Introduction to Sculpture, Univeristy of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX

2010
Lecturer, Introduction to Drawing, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX (Fall)


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018
Gallery Educator, The Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX


2017
Artist in Residence, Center for Art & Medicine, Baylor Hospital, Sammons Center for Cancer Research,

Dallas, TX (summer 2016 - 2017)
Gallery Educator, The Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
Teaching Artist, 125 years of works on paper, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX

2016
Gallery Educator, The Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX

Teaching Artist (summer teen institute), The Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
Contributing Writer, Dallas Observer: Two Ecosystems in Piero Golia’s Chalet Dallas, February, 2016

2015 
Gallery educator, The Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX

Teaching Artist, The DMA, Center for Creative Connections, Dallas, TX
Contributing Writer, Arts & Culture Texas: Room For Failure, The Rough Hospitality of Phyllida Barlow, August 2015 Teaching Artist, Summer Art Camp, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX
Artist, The Great Create, The Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX

2014
Visiting artist, Texas A&M Commerce, (Fall)

Contributing writer, Eutopia Contemporary Art Reviews, eutopia.us
Contributing writer, Glasstire Texas, Romp, Stomp and Monster Trucks Deep Ellum Windows, May 2014
Teaching artist, Gallery & Studio Connections, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX
Teaching artist, Teen Week Art Camp, The Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
Visiting Artist, Eastfield College, Dallas, TX, (Spring)
Artist-Instructor, The Big Drawing Class, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX  

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, RESIDENCIES

2020
NARS Foundation International Arts Residency, Brooklyn, New York


2017
Artist in Residence, The Center for Art & Medicine, Sammons Cancer Research Center, Baylor Hospital,

Dallas, TX

2013
Jentel, Banner Wyoming, May-June 2013


2010
Juvenal Reis Studio Residency (grant funded residency), New York, NY

Free Museum of Dallas, Exhibition Grant, The Free Museum of Dallas, Dallas, TX

2009
Jones Fund project grant, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Rigsby Fund Travel Grant, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Les-Subsistances International Arts Festival, artist-in-residence, Lyon, FR

2008
The Meadows School of the Arts, Graduate Fellowship, SMU, Dallas, TX

Visual Arts Teaching Assistantship, The Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, Dallas, TX

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2019
Pockets of Meaning: Dallas artist fascinated with stain-laden work clothes, by Danielle Avram, Dallas

Morning News, Oct. 3, 2019
Stein Gallery explores themes of daily work, Bob Mihalek, WSU News, August 28, 2019
Texas Studio: Kristen Cochran, Arts and Culture Texas, April 29, 2019
A Material Intension in Trinity Groves: Ex Ovo, by William Sarradet, Glasstire,  April 22, 2019

2018
Glasstire Top 5 for Fold In at Lawndale Arts Center in Houston, TX

The Dallas Observer for Interstate at Beefhaus, Dallas, TX by Danielle Avram

2017
Holding Pattern, A curated publication of works funded by female-identifying artists

Valediction in White, Informality Art and Culture Blog KCMO, Emily Cox, January 17, 2017
Lucia’s choice: New Collection at The Adolphus Hotel, PaperCity, April 2017

2016
Glasstire, Top 5: I Have This Thing: An exercise in Extension with Kelly Kroener, Kristen Cochran and Lucy Kirkman Allen, Christina Rees, May 5, 2016.

Surfacing, exhibition catalog and essay by curator Christopher Willey, published by HF Johnson Gallery

2015
Talking ‘soak stain bleed bloom’ with Kristen Cochran, interview with Danielle Avram, Meadows School

of the Arts, January 28th, 2015
Meadows School of the Arts New and Events press release, soak stain bleed bloom, January 2018
Eutopia Contemporary Art review, soak stain bleed bloom at The Pollock Gallery, by Ryder Richards

2013
Semigloss., Volume I, Issue III: FAILURE curated by Sally Glass and Bradly Brown

Pleased to Meet Me: Six Artists Circling Around A Search for Self, The Dallas Observer, July 10, 2013,
Peter Simek.
SMU Meadows School of the Arts: Dallas Contemporary Features two Meadows Artists, Nov. 4, 2013
Talley Dunn: Six Bold Artists, The Dallas Morning News, July 16, 2013, Michael Granbury.
Georg Herold, Kevin Todora, Lucia Simek and Kristen Cochran at The Dallas Contemporary,
moderndallas.net, Fall 2013, Todd Camplin.
stutter slip stack (exhibition review), Arts + Culture Magazine Texas, Andy Amato, May 16, 2013.

2012
Merkin-Clad Commies want to sell you Art, Maybe Lasagna, The Dallas Observer, Brentley Hamilton,

April 13, 2012.

2011
Temporary Occupants, Arts+ Culture Magazine Texas, Terranova, Charissa, May, 2011.


2010
Brick by Brick, for The Dallas Observer, Martin, Aja, December 2010.

Front Row, A Daily Review of the Dallas Arts, “Two Notable Dallas Art Openings: Tasteful, a Happening”,
Peter Simek, Dec 3, 2010.
Front Row, A Daily Review of the Dallas Arts, “SMU Artist/Professor Launches the Free Museum of Dallas…”, Peter Simek, April 21, 2010.
        

REFERENCES

Cam Schoepp, Professor of Art, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, c.schoepp@tcu.edu | 817-257-6701

Greg Metz , Artist, Senior Lecturer and Gallery Facilitator at The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX. glmetz@utdallas.edu | 9728832774

Anna Smith , Curator of Education, The Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX. asmith@nashersculpturecenter.org | 214.242.5184

Noah Simblist, Chairperson:  Painting and Printmaking department, VCU School of The Arts, nsimblist@vcu.edu