Dorothy Cochran is an accomplished printmaker, acknowledged for her expertise and broad command of multiple print methods. As a classically trained printmaker, she has used this foundation to explore innovative ways to make prints and at the same time maintain a high level of craftsmanship demanded of a professional printer. She has an MFA in painting and printmaking from Columbia University School of the Arts and works in her well-equipped print studio in New Jersey.
She has received two New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowships and is represented in important collections such as The New York Public Library, The Free Library of Philadelphia, The Museum of Modern Art, the Georgia Museum of Fine Art and the Zimmerli Art Museum of Rutgers University to name a few. The Print Club of NY has chosen her work to be represented in their 2018 Artists’ Showcase.
Ms. Cochran has exhibited extensively throughout the country in museums, universities and galleries and was recently awarded First Prize at the 11th International Miniature Exhibition at The Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT, by Freyda Spira, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Jennifer Farrell, also of the Metropolitan Museum and David Kiehl of the Whitney have selected her works for exhibitions at two international print exhibitions at Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC in the past two years.
Commenting on her work she states: “Combining old techniques with new materials always pushes my work to become more than it has been, clarifying themes I have worked with throughout my professional career. I explore imagery that evokes natural rhythms, generates spiritual references and investigates the ethereal quality of light and atmosphere. I consider the gesture of my hand essential to my work, affirming my concept of printmaking as a fluid, expressive medium.”
“Beginning” 6 x 6” silk aquatint
“Overflow” 11 x 4” silk aquatint
“Primordial Source #1” 6 x 6” silk aquatint