BIO

 Marieken Cochius is a Dutch-born artist who has lived and worked in New York City since 1987, and in the Hudson Valley since 2013. Meditative, strong and intuitive work that often explores growth forms, movement and containment of energy, she is drawn to remote places where she studies nature and makes art inspired by it. Her work encompasses drawing, painting, sculpture. 

A sculptural public commission was completed in 2017 for the Village of Wappingers Falls, NY.

She is a 2020 Recipient of an FCA Emergency Grants of COVID-19 Fund,  and 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,  Los Angeles, CA, to Japan, Germany and the Netherlands. She has participated in residencies including the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. 

Cochius has participated in recent exhibitions at Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at UConn Avery Point, the Attleboro Museum, MA; Foundry Art Centre, St Charles, MO; Roxbury Arts Center, NY; The Ely Center, New Haven, CT; Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY; LAB Space, Hillsdale, NY; Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Her work was recently featured on covers of Willard and Maple Magazine, Sun Spot Journal, and inside Oscilloscope, Superstition Review, Tule Review 2020, Cold Mountain Review, Mud Season Review, Miracle Monocle, Art for a New Earth, Tiny Seed Literary Journal,  Esthetic Apostle, FLAR, DeLuge Journal, Alluvian Environmental Journal, Raw Art Review.

 

STATEMENT

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.

EDUCATION:

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

GRANTS AND AWARDS:

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

PUBLIC WORKS:
2017: Sculpture for the Village of Wappingers Falls, NY. Installation postponed to fall 2020 

Driftwood and metal

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

SOLO and TWO PERSON SHOWS:

2020: (October) Holland Tunnel Gallery, Newburgh, NY: Terra/ Derma, 2 person show with Kent Peterson

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.

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:

2020: 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.                        

         https://www.theartistessentials.com/curated-online-exhibitions/what-matters-most

         http://impermanentearth.com 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 

         https://www.artgymdenver.com/?s=marieken+cochius

         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                                         

          https://www.instagram.com/p/CAEEfQpFGN9/ 

         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

          Museum
         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

          Blum
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! www.asu.edu/wwol Curator Muriel Magenta, 

PUBLICATIONS:

2020: Hole In the Head Review: Issue 3 08/01/2020 https://www.holeintheheadreview.com/picsv1i3/marieken-cochius Azoth, Space between Thoughts, Joy of Giono featured.

2020: Toho Journal Online Summer 2020 Painting End Zone, Flight featured https://www.tohopub.com/jubilados 

2020: http://impermanentearth.com Summer 2020

2020: Oscilloscope Literary Magazine: Issue 1 Painting Spread and interview featured. https://oscilloscopelit.com/marieken-cochius-visual-art/

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

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WkEXLU06S4SMYDCtcy5wRjSqNvw7Y5xz/view

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: 5 Element collages featured https://superstitionreview.asu.edu/issue25/art/mariekencochius

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

https://www.sharidiamond.net/quarantine-zine/

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

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

https://artforanewearth.com/page/2/

2020: Cold Mountain Review.  8 Cloud drawings featured.  https://www.coldmountainreview.org/issues/fall-winter-2019-special-issue-on-margins/from-clouds-by-marieken-cochius

2019: Mud Season Review. Sky drawing featured http://mudseasonreview.com/2019/12/fiction-issue-47/

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

https://louisville.edu/miraclemonocle/issue-13/marieken-cochius-1

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

https://tinyseedjournal.com/2019/11/03/thinking-out-loud/

2019: Willard and Maple Literary and Fine Art Magazine:  COVER ART (Wrap around) 

Issue XX , Seeing /Not  Seeing, also page 68 https://issuu.com/willardandmaplelitmag/docs/willard_maple_vol_20_ver_5

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

https://www.estheticapostle.com/marieken-cochius

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

https://therawartreview.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/rar-2019-spring-issue-electronic-final-04.pdf

2019: Sun Spot Literary Journal:  COVER ART: Volume 1 issue #: Invisible Nature / Progenitor drawing featured. https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/02648e54-da59-4f41-9110-a5be25d4dace/downloads/SLJ%20V1%20I1%20March%202019%20Rev%202.pdf?ver=1557390176136

2019: Fredricksburg Literary and Art Review:  page 140

2018: deLuge Journal: page34 Sculpture: Icon http://www.delugejournal.com/uploads/3/4/8/8/34888906/deluge.4.1.pdf

2018: Havik Journal of Arts and Literature

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

  http://alluvian.space/but-i-thought-marieken-cochius

2018: Fredricksburg Literary and Art Review: Organic sculptures 

  https://issuu.com/amybayne/docs/flar_s_s_2018 pages 264-265-266

2009:Fifth Estate Magazine # 380: Featured Artist

PRESS:

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

https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/entertainment/arts/2020/08/06/arts-mid-hudsons-summer-show-online-exhibit-look-back-wonder/3309092001/?fbclid=IwAR1w343PS9yTDyhk7J7pV0ymNrANrZZCB615VTMlmxRBYNcfTvWjMVWTF80

2020: Highlands Current: Alison Rooney:  The Artist Next Door. Interview and photos. https://highlandscurrent.org/2020/06/08/the-artist-next-door-marieken-cochius/

2020; Highlands Current: Chip Rowe https://highlandscurrent.org/2020/05/15/creative-responses/

2020: Ann Landi: Vasari 21 Newsletter 5/18/2020: Jerry Saltz's strange appetites, member news  https://mailchi.mp/1ebb2c32be71/smart-collecting-at-the-local-level-and-the-ultimate-teaching-challenge-1324609?e=ff31bab35a

2020: The Daily Star: Roxbury Arts Group Large Works Show https://www.thedailystar.com/news/entertainment_news/large-works-to-go-on-display-at-rag/article_cc3a6ed9-56e5-5f2f-96ab-ba73a080bc49.html

2019: Ann Landi: Vasari 21 Newsletter: Photo and Canopy show featured.  https://mailchi.mp/9776d52203b4/smart-collecting-at-the-local-level-and-the-ultimate-teaching-challenge-1324497?e=ff31bab35a&fbclid=IwAR1imjjxHq8H1JhIh0TmZAdXvI_snTPJtuLDJDHwtPr0qBnsUMGWxUTsT6g

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

https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/entertainment/2019/05/15/get-glimpse-inside-beacon-open-studios-weekend/3665686002/?fbclid=IwAR3uvoeQUpOF70kdQwS_Sncakh7mYt_5lmw6ybm9hDuNpxv8v1rqAWPR7RE

2018: http://www.dutchcultureusa.com/blog/4559/cochius-exhibits-in-newburgh-from-oct-19

2018: Dean Goldberg: Interview https://vimeo.com/294209079  4min.

2018: Ann Landi: Vasari21: Dark Matter show 

https://mailchi.mp/b0261ac50849/smart-collecting-at-the-local-level-and-the-ultimate-teaching-challenge-1324233?e=ff31bab35a

2018: Consulate of the Netherlands USA

http://www.dutchcultureusa.com/blog/4358/holland-tunnel-gallery-presents-dark-matter

2018: Curated by Katherine Henning, senior associate curator at Saatchi Art: Meet the New Masters of Abstract Painting.

 https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting/Meet-the-New-Masters-of-Abstract-Painting/685448/225977/view

2017: Ann Landi: https://vasari21.com/what-is-a-drawing-part-two/

2017: NotRandomArt Contemporary Art Review magazine. Interview and photos. https://view.joomag.com/not-random-art/0194614001488987769 Pages 188-195

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

http://www.rollmagazine.com/art-highlights-fall-2016/

2016: New York Times: Listing and photo of 'Invisible Nature' solo show at Matteawan Gallery. mobile.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/nyregion/things-to-do-in-the-hudson-valley-feb-27- through-march-6.html

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

https://www.greenearts.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ArtsAlive-104-WEB.pdf  page 10.

2016: Ann Landi:  https://vasari21.com/the-aha-moment-part-two/

2016: Highland Currenthttp://highlandscurrent.com/2016/02/12/making-art-with-two-hands/

2016: http://themobilemill.tumblr.com/post/131111249929/simple-human-gestures-they-go-a-long-way-hand​

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.

wwol.inre.asu.edu

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

          about solo ‘Meat Market’ show. 

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