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BIO

Marieken Cochius is a Dutch-born artist who is drawn to remote places where she studies nature and makes art inspired by it. Her work encompasses drawing, painting and sculpture.

In 2021 Cochius received an NYSCA Decentralization Grant for an Individual Artist Commission. She is a 2020 recipient of a Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA), Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund grant.

In 2017 Cochius completed a public sculpture commission for the Village of Wappingers Falls, NY made possible by a grant from the Hudson River Foundation. 

Recent solo shows were at Vassar College,NY and SUNY Ulster, NY. She has participated in residencies including the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT.

Cochius' work has been shown in group exhibitions at the Lockwood Gallery, Kingston, NY, 6th International Drawing Triennial in Tallinn, Estonia; Ely Center, New Haven, CT; Holland Tunnel Gallery, Newburgh, NY and many more. Her work has been featured in Elle Decor, Columbia Journal, the New York Times, and in over 40 art, literary, poetry and university publications in the USA and abroad. Cochius studied photography at the Art Academy St Joost in Breda, the Netherlands and is self taught in drawing, sculpture and painting. She currently lives in the Hudson Valley, New York.

STATEMENT

I am fascinated by growth-forms, root systems of plants, movements of microscopic organisms, seedpods, and animal architecture. I see in these a sensitive unpredictability, that both contain and propel the origins and energies of life. 

My sculpture, drawings, and paintings focus on fleeting moments by evoking the mystery and power of nature through intensely materialist and tactile forms and imagery.

my work explores the porous boundary between what is seen and felt, where perception and experience merge. 

I aim to create a mesmerizing effect of movement; something that looks familiar, but that you cannot exactly define. Every inch of my work is as important as the whole, like fractal dimensions, seen through a microscope or a telescope. 

from an organic world dominated by change.

The energy that natural forms temporarily contain yet inevitably transform particularly inspires me.

EDUCATION

1987-1990 Still Photography, Kunst Academie St. Joost, Breda, The Netherlands

1990-1993 Film and Video, Kunst Academie St. Joost, Breda, The Netherlands

Quit Art Academy and emigrated to New York, New York 

SOLO / TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2023

Blikken op Oneindigheid: De Hare en de Zijne, Kasteel de Haere, Olst, The Netherlands (2 person show)

Listening to music in languages I do not speak, DNA Galerie, Deventer, the Netherlands 

2022 

Guiding The Currents, Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery, SUNY Ulster, New York 

Impulse and Stillness, Palmer Gallery, VASSAR College, Poughkeepsie, New York 

Elements of the Motherboard; According to Plan, Patchett Gallery, Montgomery, New York

Marieken Cochius, Grinnell Library, Wappingers Falls, New York 

2019

Natural Inclinations, ARTBAR gallery, Kingston, New York (2 person show)

2018

Complex Ecologies, CMA gallery, MSMC Newburgh, New York (2 person show)

Dark Matter, Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, New York (2 person show)

2016  

A Space Once Occupied, Now Empty, Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, New York 

Invisible Nature, Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, New York 
2012  

Marieken Cochius, Lily Too Gallery, Madison, Connecticut 
2005  

Oology, Jacklight Gallery, New York, New York 

1990  

Meat Market, New York, De Foyer, Nijmegen, The Netherlands 

PUBLIC WORKS
2017

The Gathering" Driftwood and metal  Installed on 12/20/2020 for the Village of Wappingers Falls, New York

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023

In Pursuit of Color 2023, The Lockwood Gallery, Kingston, NY

Driven to Abstraction, The Lockwood Gallery, Kingston, NY

2022  

The 2022 Kingston Design Showhouse: Artworks selected by Pippa Biddle, Kingston, New York

2021

The 2021 Kingston Design Showhouse: Artworks selected by Maryline Damour, Kingston, New York

One Thing Leads to Another, The Lockwood Gallery, Kingston, New York

IMPULSE, 6th International Drawing Triennial in Tallinn, Estonia

2021, curated by Joseph Fucigna, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, Connecticut

CreArt Music Festival 2020/21 music and art online and live at the Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, New York

Works on Paper, LBIF, curated by Lanka Tattersall (MoMA), Loveladies, NewJersey

National Show,  curated by Margaret Winslow, The Delaplaine Arts Center, Frederick, Maryland

2021 National, curated by Alice Gray Stites, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts

ViewPoints, curated by Eleanna Anagnos director of OyG Projects, Studio Montclair, Montclair, New Jersey

Home Sick, curated by Mary-Kay Lombino, The Art Effect, Poughkeepsie, New York

2020

Small works, LABspace, Hillsdale, New York

Terra/Derma, Holland Tunnel Newburgh Gallery, Newburgh, New York (3 person show)

Bloom, Awakenings, Chicago, Illinois

In Between, Local Project Art Space, Long Island City, New York

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

Global Impact, Foundry Art Centre, St Charles, Missouri

What Matters Most, curated by Huguette Despault-May, The Artist Essentials                       

Impermanent Earth, curated by Rachel TonThat

Looking back in Wonder, curated by Greg Slick and Eliza Pritzker, AMH, Poughkeepsie, New York

On the Surface, curated by Neil Walsh, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, Massachusetts 

artWork from Home, Art Gym Denver, Denver, Colorado

Stay Home Make Art, IG 5/11/2020 , Samual Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, New York                                    

Large Works, Walter Meade Gallery, Roxbury, New York

2019 

Portals, curated by Linda Marston-Reid, Queen City 15, Poughkeepsie, New York

Canopy, 3 person show, curated by Chris Davison, Hudson Beach Glass Gallery, Beacon, New York

Radius 50 curated by Cathleen Chaffee, Albright Knox Gallery, WAAM, Woodstock, New York

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

2018

Met-a-mor-pho-sis, Percolate Art Space, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Relishing Restraints, curated by Krista Saunders Scenna, Loft Artist Gallery, Stamford, Connecticut

Allow me to Reintroduce Myself, curated by Krista Saunders Scenna, Cigar Factory, Long Island City, New York    

Far and wide, curated by Daniel Belasco, Al Held Foundation, WAAM, Woodstock, New York

Curators Choice, Pro Arts, Casa Colombo, Jersey City, New Jersey

Collect and Connect, Kentler International Drawing Center, Brooklyn, New York

True North, LABspace, Hillsdale, New York

The Greatest Show on Earth, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2017   

Silent Sentinels, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, New York

Taconic North, LABspace, Hillsdale, New York

Catalysts, Arts Mid Hudson, Poughkeepsie, New York

Through the Rabbit hole II, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2016

Artist in the world, #249 Project by André Smits

Through the Rabbit hole, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

100 works on paper, Kentler International Drawing Center, Brooklyn, New York

2015

From where I stand, Ube Gallery, Berkeley, California

Microcosm, GCCA, Catskill, New York

New Works Show, Seton Hall School of Law University, Newark, New Jersey 

100 works on paper, Kentler International Drawing Center, Brooklyn, New York

Art About Water, Space Create, Newburgh, New York

Circle the Wagons, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2014

Framed, Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Energy Fields, curated by Marieken Cochius, The Lofts at Beacon Gallery, Beacon, New York

100 works on paper, Kentler International Drawing Center, Brooklyn, New York

Textile Show, The Lofts at Beacon Gallery, Beacon, New York

Sideshow Nation At The Alamo, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York 

2013

Unsteady Ground, CWOW Gallery, Newark New Jersey

100 works on paper, Kentler International Drawing Center, Brooklyn, New York

Sideshow Nation, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York 

2012

Cowgirls of the Hudson Valley, Brik Gallery, Catskill, New York

Mullagatawny, Liberty Arts, Yreka, California

100 works on paper, Kentler International Drawing Center, Brooklyn, New York

Mic Check Occupy, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2011

Delft Blues, Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Benefit for Marie Mason, Eric McDavid, New York, New York

Wish you were here, A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2010

Wish you were here, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Stations, Pump Project, Austin, Texas

It's a wonderful tenth, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2008

Raum fuer Kunst und Kommunikation, Monchengladbach, Germany

2007

Raum fuer Kunst und Kommunikation, Monchengladbach, Germany

Hot summer art battle, curator Saito, Sans Quoi Gallery, Okayama, Japan

ANA 35, curator Willem Volkersz Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana

National, curator Thomas Lentz, Harvard Museum, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Small works, curator Jim Kempner, Washington Sq. East Galleries: New York, New York

2006

Long Island City artists, Citibank Headquarters: Queens, New York

Small works, curator Jack Shainman, Washington Sq. East Galleries: New York, New York

2005:

Scream, Jacklight Gallery, New York, New York

2004

Why War, Why Dubya?, Viridian Gallery, New York, New York

2004

Concert Series, collaboration w. composer Jorrit Dijkstra, New Gallery, Boston Massachusetts 

2003 

Between fear and freedom: Duct tape. Collaboration w. Jeff Slomba, Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut

2002

Mermaid Show, Holland Tunnel Gallery Brooklyn, New York 

Day Job, Gibbs Gallery, Arlington, Massachusetts

2001

Cross Pollination, Arboretum, Los Angeles, California

Day Job, Andrews Gallery, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

Collaborative Fusion 9/11, 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, New York

Medical Contraptions and Conceptions, 31 Grand St. Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

9th BWAC Pier Show, Brooklyn, New York

National, curator Susan Cross, Guggenheim, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Small Works show, Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, Massachusetts

Cross Pollination, Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

24th Annual Small Works. Curator Peter Blum, 80 Washington Sq. E. Galleries, New York, New York 

2000

Industrious Subconscious, State of Art Gallery; Brooklyn, New York 

8th BWAC Pier Show, Brooklyn, New York

1999

Lost and Found, Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

7th BWAC Pier Show, Brooklyn, New York

1997

Artists Under Cover, Knickerbocker Gallery, New York, New York

1996

Coney Island -Photography, Chasse Theater, Breda, The Netherlands

Liars and Hypocrites, Jacklight Gallery, New York, New York

Valentines Show, Jacklight Gallery, New York, New York

1995

Extremely refrigerated, MEAT -Photography Installation, Meat Market freezer, New York, New York 

1994      

World's Women Online! Curator Muriel Magenta, Arizona State University

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2021

Individual Artist Commission, NYSCA Decentralization Grant Program administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

2020

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

Marjorie Curit Award for Contemporary and Non-Traditional work. Providence Art Club, Rhode Island

2016

Commission for Public Sculpture, funded by Hudson River Foundation Grant, for the Village of Wappingers Falls, New York

2007

Vermont Studio Center; residency (11/07) Vermont
2005

Best in Show award: SOLO show, Jacklight Gallery, New York, New York
1999

Vermont Studio Center; residency (4/99) Vermont
1992

Golden Flame: 1st Prize in Dutch National Video Award for up and coming talent. Short productions. The Netherlands
1989

Eddie Adams Workshop, 4 day photography workshop, Jeffersonville, New York

ART FAIRS

2020

OMG Art Fair, Represented by The Lockwood Gallery, Kingston, New York

2014

Huntenkunst 2014, Doetichem, The Netherlands

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2022

Landing Zone: The Burnings

2021

Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library: 'So It Goes' Literary Journal 2021 no.10. K.V. and the Environment

Wordpeace Literary Journal: 6-2 Summer/Fall 2021. Drawing Friction #8

Hammond Museum: Essay by Frank Matheis: The Enigmatic Essence of Marieken Cochius

Awakened Voices Literary Magazine: Interview by Megan Otto with Marieken Cochius

Orenda Arts Journal: Winter 2021

2020

Nunum: Canadian Literary Journal Winter 2020

Columbia Journal: Columbia University, NY: Special issue on Uprising

Verandah: 35 eBook. Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. P. 60

High Shelf Press: XXIII. 8 drawings featured 

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

Rachel TonThat Impermanent Earth

Tint Journal: Fall 2020 Call Into Question

ANTE mag Featured Artist Virtual Studio Visits Pt ii. IGTV interview by Audra Lambert

Hole In the Head Review Issue 3 08/01/2020 Marieken Cochius

Toho Journal Online Summer 2020 Painting End Zone, Flight featured

Impermanent Earth, summer 2020 Elements of a Motherboard

Oscilloscope Literary Magazine Issue 1 Painting Spread and interview featured. 

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

Camas Magazine Summer 2020  Collage Element#7 featured. 

Superstition Review ASU: Elements of the Motherboard 

Quarantine Zine by Shari Diamond. Under the Tree of Life. Night

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

Art for a New Earth. 3 Element Collages featured.

Cold Mountain Review Appalachian State University: 8 Cloud drawings 

2019

Mud Season Review issue 47 Sky  

Miracle Monocle University of Louisville,  issue 13. A Space Once Occupied, Now Empty

Tiny Seed Literary Journal Thinking out Loud 

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

The Esthetic Apostle September issue A Space Once Occupied 

The Raw Art Review Spring 2019 page 119. Water series 

Sun Spot Literary Journal Volume 1 issue #: Invisible Nature COVER ART

2018

Alluvian Environmental Journal Spring 2018  But I thought.

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

2016

The Mobile Mill, artist Jillian Bruschera. Simple human gestures go a long way​

2009

Fifth Estate Magazine # 380: Featured Artist

SELECTED PRESS

2023

NOS Journaal Regio 7/9/2023 :Laatste segment

RTV Oost: Harro Brouwer: Kunstwerken voor Expositie zoekgeraakt door Orkaan

De Stentor: 7/9/23 Sandra Veltmaat: Kunstwerken voor Expositie blijven steken in Orkaanchaos Florida

Algemeen Dagblad 7/9/2023: Sandra Veltmaat: Kunstwerken voor Expositie blijven steken in Orkaanchaos

Southern Dutchess News: Kristine Coulter: Wappingers Falls Art Banner Project

2022

Upstate House: winter 2022: Mary Angeles Armstrong: Kingston Design Showhouse

Chronogram: The Kingston Design Showhouse Design Synergy

SUNY Ulster Voices: Dina Pearlman: Guiding the Currents 

Poughkeepsie Journal :Melissa Thomas: Art and Wine

The Miscellany News, Vassar College: Ganesh Pillai: Palmer Exhibit provides a fascinating look at life

2021

Elle Decor: Charles Curkin: Inside the Inspiring Kingston Design Showhouse 2021

AD Pro: Mel Studach: See Every Room inside the Kingston Design Showhouse 2021 

House Beautiful: Hadley Keller: How the Kingston Design Connection is helping solve... 

Brownstoner: Susan de Vries: Creatives Unveil their Vision of Home at the Annual Kingston..

Chronogram Magazine: Carl van Brunt: One Thing Leads to Another 

Broadwayworld.com Guillermo Laporta presents Luciform

2020

Chronogram Magazine: Terra/Derma Show 

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

Highlands Current, Alison Rooney: The Artist Next Door. Marieken Cochius  

2019

Vasari 21, Ann Landi Newsletter: Daughter of the Rising Tide 

Poughkeepsie Journal Linda Marston-Reid: Artists open doors to public at Beacon Open Studios

2018

Consulate of the Netherlands: Dutch Culture in the USA Cochius exhibits in Newburgh 

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

2017

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

NotRandomArt Contemporary Art Review magazine p188-195 The Art of Marieken Cochius 

2016

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

Consulate of the Netherlands: Dutch Culture in the USA: Marieken Cochius solo exhibition

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

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

Highland Current: Making art with two hands

2015

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

2014

New York Times 8/17/14  Listings: ‘Microcosms’ show at Lofts at Beacon Gallery.

2001

NY Arts Magazine September Vol.6 no.9 Listing of show p.69/70 :Medical Contraptions and Conceptions
1999

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. Nieuws 3/9/90: (University of Nijmegen, Netherlands) Interview and photos of solo ‘Meat Market’ show. 

CD COVERS

2022: Tony Malaby: The Cave of Winds

2015: Jorrit Dijkstra: Never Odd or Even

2014: Jorrit Dijkstra: Music for Reeds and Electronics: Oakland

1996: The Dictators: I Am Right / Loyola

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