Marieken Cochius is a Dutch-born artist whose work is meditative and intuitive and often ex- plores growth forms, movement of light and wind, root systems, and animal architecture. She is drawn to remote places where she studies nature and makes art inspired by it. Her work encompasses drawing, painting and sculpture. In 2017 Cochius completed a public sculpture commission for the Village of Wappingers Falls, NY with a grant from the Hudson River Foundation. She is a 2020 recipient of a Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA), Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund grant, and the Marjorie Curit award winner for Contemporary and Non Traditional art.

Cochius' work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and institutions in places ranging from New York City, NY, Berkeley, CA, Austin, TX, and Los Angeles, CA, to Japan, Germany and the Netherlands. She has participated in residencies including the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. Cochius participated in recent group exhibitions at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at UConn Avery Point, CT; the Attleboro Museum, MA; Foundry Art Centre, St Charles, MO; Woodstock Artist Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY; Roxbury Arts Center, NY; The Ely Center, New Haven, CT; Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY; Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY and more. Her work was recently featured in the publications Willard and Maple Magazine (cover), Sun Spot Journal (cover), and in Columbia Journal, Superstition Review, High Shelf Press, Tule Review 2020, Cold Mountain Review, Mud Season Review, Art for a New Earth, DeLuge Journal, Alluvian Environmental Journal, and Raw Art Review. Cochius studied photography at the Art Academy St Joost in Breda, the Netherlands. She currently lives in the Hudson Valley, New York.


I am fascinated by growth-forms, root systems of plants, movements of microscopic organisms, wind movements on water, seedpods and animal architecture. In those I see a sensitive chaos that contains and propels the origins and energies of life.

My sculpture, drawings and paintings capture fleeting moments in this organic world dominated by chaos and change. The energy that natural forms temporarily contain yet inevitably transform particularly inspires me. The found, often organic materials I use in my biomorphic sculpture (driftwood, bone, felt, stone, earth, mica), and the impasto surfaces of my landscape-inspired paintings embody this tension, suggesting both movement and enclosure. Evoking the mystery and power of nature through intensely materialist and tactile forms and imagery, they explore the porous boundary between what is seen and felt, where perception and experience merge. 

I want to create a mesmerizing effect of movement, something that looks familiar, but that you cannot exactly place. Every inch of my work is as important as the whole. Like fractal dimensions, seen through a microscope or a telescope. I strive to have my work become an organic structure in itself, changing in different light or from different angles.


1987-1993 Kunst Academie St. Joost, Breda, Netherlands. Photography and Film.


2020: Grant: Foundation for Contemporary Arts: FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund

2020: Marjorie Curit Award for Contemporary and Non-Traditional work. Providence Art Club

2016: Commission for a public sculpture by the village of Wappingers Falls, NY.

          Funded by a Grant  from the Hudson River Foundation

2007:Vermont Studio Center; residency (11/07)
2005:Jacklight Gallery, NYC; Best in Show award: SOLO show.
1999:Vermont Studio Center; residency (4/99)
1992:Golden Flame: 1st Prize in Dutch National Video Award for up and coming talent.

           Category: Short productions
1989:Eddie Adams Workshop, Jeffersonville, NY : 4 day photography workshop

2017: Sculpture for the Village of Wappingers Falls, NY. Unveiled on 20/20/2020 

Driftwood and metal

8 x 5.5 x 1.5 feet    (240 cm x 165 cm x 45 cm)


2019: ARTBAR gallery, Kingston, NY: Natural Inclinations, 2 person show with Carole Kuntstadt

2018: CMA gallery, MSMC Newburgh, NY: Complex Ecologies, 2 person show with Jackie Skrynski

          Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: Dark Matter, 2 person show with Kent Peterson

2016: Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: A Space Once Occupied, Now Empty. 

2016: Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY: Invisible Nature
2012: Lily Too Gallery, Madison, CT: Marieken Cochius
2005: Jacklight Gallery, NY, NY:  Oology
2000: The Thai Cafe, Brooklyn, NY: Works by Marieken Cochius

1990: De Foyer, Nijmegen, Netherlands: Meat Market, NY.


2021:The Schuylkill Center: Citizen’s Eye — A Kaleidoscope of Nature. Virtual photo show.

         The Art Effect, Poughkeepsie, NY: Home Sick. Curated by Mary-Kay Lombino, Curator, Loeb Art Center, Vassar

2020:LABspaceHillsdale, NY: Small works

         Roxbury Arts Center, Roxbury, NY: Small works

         Holland Tunnel Newburgh Gallery, Newburgh, NY: Terra/Derma 3 person show with Marieken Cochius,

           Kent Peterson and Romina Gonzales

         Awakenings, Chicago IL: Bloom

         Dartmouth Cultural Center, Dartmouth, MA:  Off the Wall, Online Auction 

         Local Project Art Space, LIC, NY: In Between.

         Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, UConn Avery Point, CT: Open Air 2020

           Foundry Art Centre, St Charles, MO: Global Impact

           The Artist Essentials: "What Matters Most", curated by Huguette Despault May.                        

           Impermanent Earth  5 Collages included in website created by Rachel TonThat

         Art Center Sarasota, FL: The Big Show

           AMH, Poughkeepsie, NY: Looking back in Wonder, curated by Greg Slick and Eliza Pritzker

         Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA: On the Surface, curated by Neil Walsh

         Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary, Dallas, TX:  2nd Annual

           bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA: Representational abstract 3

         Art Gym Denver, Denver, CO: artWork from Home 

         Providence Art Club, Providence, RI: curated by Dr. Matthew Hargraves. Marjorie Curit Award

         Samual Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY: Stay Home Make Art,  5/11 Instagram                                    

         Walter Meade Gallery, Roxbury, NY: Large Works

         Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY: Women's History Month

         Queen City 15 Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY: Nude

         Holland Tunnel Gallery, Newburgh, NY: Vision 2020

2019:Queen City 15, Poughkeepsie, NY: Portals, curated by Linda Marston-Reid

          AnnMarie Sculpture Garden, Solomon, MD: When Darkness Falls

         Hudson Beach Glass Gallery, Beacon, NY: Canopy, 3 person show, curated by Chris Davison

         WAAM, Woodstock, NY: Radius 50 curated by Cathleen Chaffee, Albright Knox Gallery

         Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT: Ear To The Ground

2018:Holland Tunnel Art Newburgh, Newburgh, NY: Open 

          Percolate Art Space, Pittsburgh, PA: Met-a-mor-pho-sis

          Loft Artist Gallery, Stamford, CT: Relishing Restraints. Curated by Krista Saunders Scenna,

          Groundfloor BK gallery

          Cigar Factory, LIC, NY: Allow me to Reintroduce Myself.  Curated by Krista Saunders Scenna,   

          Groundfloor BK gallery

        WAAM, Woodstock, NY: Far and wide. Curated by Daniel Belasco, Al Held Foundation

        Holland Tunnel Gallery, Newburgh, NY: First View

        Pro Arts, Casa Colombo, Jersey City, NJ: Curators Choice

          Kentler International Drawing Center: Collect and Connect

          LABspace, Hillsdale, NY: True North

        Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: The Greatest Show on Earth
2017:Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY: Silent Sentinels

          LABspace, Hillsdale, NY: Taconic North

          Arts Mid Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY: Catalysts

          Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: Through the Rabbit hole II

2016:Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: Through the Rabbit hole

          Kentler International Drawing Center, Brooklyn, NY: 100 works on paper

2015:Ube Gallery, Berkeley, CA: From where I stand

          GCCA, Catskill, NY: Microcosm
          Seton Hall School of Law University, Newark, NJ: New Works Show

          Kentler International Drawing Center, Brooklyn, NY: 100 works on paper

          Space Create, Newburgh, NY: Art About Water
          Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: Circle the Wagons

2014:Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Stairmasters Framed
         The Lofts at Beacon Gallery, Beacon, NY: Energy Fields.

           Curated by Marieken Cochius

         Kentler International Drawing Center, Brooklyn, NY: 100 works on paper
         The Lofts at Beacon, Gallery, Beacon NY: Textile Show
         Huntenkunst, The Netherlands: Huntenkunst 2014
         Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: Sideshow Nation At The Alamo

2013:CWOW Gallery, Newark NJ: Unsteady Ground
         Kentler International Drawing Center, Brooklyn, NY: 100 works on paper

         Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: Sideshow Nation

2012:Brik Gallery, Catskill, NY: Cowgirls of the Hudson Valley

          Liberty Arts, Yreka, CA: Mullagatawny

          Kentler International Drawing Center, Brooklyn, NY: 100 works on paper

          Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: Mic Check Occupy

2011:Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: Delft Blues

          Benefit for Marie Mason, Eric McDavid, NY, NY

          A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: Wish you were here

2010:A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: Wish you were here

         Pump Project, Austin, TX: Stations

         Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: It’s a wonderful tenth
2008:Raum fuer Kunst und Kommunikation, Monchengladbach, Germany

2007:Sans Quoi Gallery, Okayama, Japan: Hot summer art battle
         Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT: ANA 35: Curator Willem Volkersz
         Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA: National; curator

          Thomas Lentz, Harvard Museum
         Washington Sq. East Galleries: NY, NY: Small works, curator Jim Kempner

2006:Citibank Headquarters: Queens, NY: Long Island City artists
          Washington Sq. East Galleries: NY, : Small works, curator Jack Shainman

2005:Jacklight Gallery, NY, NY: Scream

2004 :Viridian Gallery, NY, NY: YW Why War, Why Dubya?
2004:New Gallery, Concert Series, Boston MA: collaboration w. composer Jorrit Dijkstra
2003:Artspace, New Haven, CT: Between fear and freedom: Duct tape. Collaboration w.

           Jeff Slomba
2002:Holland Tunnel Gallery Brooklyn, NY: Mermaid Show

         Gibbs Gallery, Arlington, MA: Day Job
2001:Arboretum, Los Angeles, CA: Cross Pollination

         Andrews Gallery, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA: Day Job

         450 Broadway Gallery, NY, NY: Collaborative Fusion 9/11
         31 Grand St. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: Medical Contraptions and Conceptions

         9th BWAC Pier Show, Brooklyn, NY
         Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA; curator Susan Cross, Guggenheim

         Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA: Small Works show
         Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: Cross Pollination
         80 Washington Sq. E. Galleries, NY, NY: 24th Annual Small Works. Curator Peter

2000:State of Art Gallery; Brooklyn, NY; Industrious Subconscious

         8th BWAC Pier Show, Brooklyn, NY: Sculpture
1999:Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: Lost and Found

          7th BWAC Pier Show, Brooklyn, NY: Sculpture

1997:Knickerbocker Gallery, NY, NY: Artists Under Cover -Photography, poetry

1996:Chasse Theater, Breda, Netherlands: Coney Island -Photography Installation

         Jacklight Gallery, NY, NY: Liars and Hypocrites -Photography
         Jacklight Gallery, NY, NY: Valentine’s Show

1995:Extremely refrigerated, NY, NY: MEAT -Photography Installation
1994:World"s Women Online! Curator Muriel Magenta, 


2021: Sun Spot Literary Journal: Culmination. Finalist 

2021: Hole in the Head: Issue 5 (2/2021)

2021; Orenda Arts Journal. Vol2 Nr 1 Winter 2021

2020: Nunum  Canadian Literary Journal Winter 2020

2020: Columbia Journal, Columbia University, NY

2020: Verandah 35 eBook. Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Page 60

2020High Shelf Press XXIII. 8 drawings featured 

2020: Pulp Mag, Fall 2020 Issue 22 KPU, BC, Canada "Vocals"drawing featured

2020: Tint Journal, Fall 2020 

2020: High Shelf Press XXII. 4 paintings featured 

2020: Instagram live tv: ANTE mag Featured Artist Virtual Studio Visits Pt ii. IGTV interview by Audra Lambert

2020: Hole In the Head Review: Issue 3 08/01/2020 Azoth, Space between Thoughts, Joy of Giono featured.

2020: Toho Journal Online Summer 2020 Painting End Zone, Flight featured 

2020 Summer 2020

2020: Oscilloscope Literary Magazine: Issue 1 Painting Spread and interview featured. 

2020: The Closed Eye Open: Issue 1, page 17-20 Space Unwound and 3 Solar Etches featured.

2020: Camas Magazine: Summer 2020 issue, Collage Element#7 featured.

2020: Beyond Words: drawing 'Morning with Lover' featured. Issue 2 April  2020

2020: Superstition Review. ASU: 5 Element collages featured 

2020: Quarantine Zine by Shari Diamond. Painting: 'Under the Tree of Life. Night' featured

2020: Tule Review, 2020, Sacramento Poetry Center. Page 30, Sculpture 'Gathering' featured.

2020: Art for a New Earth. 3 Element Collages featured.

2020: Cold Mountain Review. Appalachian State University: 8 Cloud drawings featured.  

2019: Mud Season Review. Sky drawing featured 

2019: Miracle Monocle, University of Louisville,  issue 13. 3 Space Once Occupied works featured

2019: Tiny Seed Literary Journal. Sculpture Thinking out Loud featured

2019: Willard and Maple Literary and Fine Art Magazine. Champlain College, VT:  COVER ART (Wrap around) 

          Seeing /Not  Seeing, also page 68 

2019: The Esthetic Apostle, September issue. 6 Space Once Occupied drawings featured.

2019:The Raw Art Review Spring 2019 page 119. Water series #2 painting featured

2019: Sun Spot Literary Journal:  COVER ART: Volume 1 issue #: Invisible Nature / Progenitor drawing featured. 

2019: Fredricksburg Literary and Art Review:  page 140

2018: deLuge Journal: page34 Sculpture: Icon 

2018: Havik Journal of Arts and Literature. Las Positas College, CA. Sculpure featured

2018:Alluvian Environmental Journal: Spring 2018  'But I thought..' painting featured

2018: Fredricksburg Literary and Art Review: Organic sculptures, pages 264-265-266

2009:Fifth Estate Magazine # 380: Featured Artist


2020: Chronogram Magazine:Terra/Derma Show 

2020: The Nightingale "Bloom" 

2020: Poughkeepsie Journal: Linda Marston-Reid:Look Back In Wonder

2020: Highlands Current: Alison Rooney:  The Artist Next Door. Marieken Cochius Interview and photos

2020; Highlands Current: Chip Rowe 

2020: Ann Landi: Vasari 21 Newsletter 5/18/2020: Jerry Saltz's strange appetites, member news  

2020: The Daily Star: Roxbury Arts Group Large Works Show 

2019: Ann Landi: Vasari 21 Newsletter: Photo and Canopy show featured.  

2019: Poughkeepsie JournalLinda Marston-Reid: Artists open doors to public at Beacon Open Studios this weekend.

2018: Cochius exhibits in Newburgh 

2018: Dean Goldberg: Interview  4min.

2018: Ann Landi: Vasari21: Dark Matter show 

2018: Consulate of the Netherlands USA Holland Tunnel gallery  Brooklyn presents Dark Matter Show

2018: Saatchi Art Curated by Katherine Henning: Meet the New Masters of Abstract Painting.

2017: Ann Landi: Vasari 21 What is Drawing, part two.

2017: NotRandomArt Contemporary Art Review magazine. Interview and photos. Pages 188-195

2017: Roll Magazine: Chiara Harrison Lambe: Art Highlights fall 2016

2016New York Times: Listing and photo of 'Invisible Nature' solo show at Matteawan Gallery.

2016: Arts Alive : Dakota Kim: Mircocosm invokes Nature's Abstract Beauty and Chaos. page 10.

2016: Ann Landi: Vasari 21  The Aha-moment, part two

2016: Highland Current: Making art with two hands

2016: The Mobile Mill blog. Simple human gestures, they go a long way​

2015:Arts Alive May/June : Photos of work and article about upcoming Microcosm show

2014:Mid Hudson Times 10/1/14: Photo and work featured
2014:New York Times 8/17/14  Listings: ‘Microcosms’ show at Lofts at Beacon Gallery.
2014:Beacon Free Press: Textile show at the Lofts4/2/2014
2009:Fifth Estate Magazine # 380: Featured Artist

2001:NY Arts Magazine September Vol.6 no.9 Listing of show p.69/70 :Medical

           Contraptions and Conceptions
1997:Het Parool 4/99 : "NL in NY" Dutch artists in NY (Netherlands)
1997:Brabant Cultureel 9/97 : Featured artist, midsection (Netherlands)
1996:De Telegraaf-9/12/96 : Coney Island show (Netherlands)
1995:Research Magazine, University of Arizona: Muriel Magenta: Worlds Women Online featured work.

1990:K.U. Nieuws3/9/90: (University of Nijmegen, Netherlands) Interview and photos

          about solo ‘Meat Market’ show. 

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