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BIO

Marieken Cochius is a Dutch-born artist whose work is meditative and intuitive and often explores 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 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.

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 has been published in  Columbia Journal and featured in many Art/Literary/Poetry/University publications and collections in the USA and abroad. Cochius studied photography at the Art Academy St Joost in Breda, the Netherlands. 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. In these I see a sensitive unpredictability that both contains and propels the origins and energies of life. 

My sculpture, drawings, and paintings capture such fleeting moments in an organic world dominated by chaos and change. The energy that natural forms temporarily contain yet inevitably transform particularly inspires me. 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, as. Like fractal dimensions, seen through a microscope or a telescope. 

EDUCATION:

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

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, RI

2016:  Commission for Public Sculpture funded by Hudson River Foundation Grant for the Village of Wappingers Falls, NY.

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

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

Driftwood and metal. 96"x 66"x 18"  (240cm x 165cm x 45cm)

SOLO and TWO PERSON SHOWS:

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. Solo

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

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

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:

2021 LBIF, Loveladies, NJ:  "Works on Paper" 2021, curated by Lanka Tattersall (MoMA)

 Sculptors Alliance, New York, NY: Up-cycling Detritus,  Virtual show , curated by Vernita Nemec

 The Delaplaine Arts Center, Frederick, MD: 2021 National Juried Show curated by Margaret Winslow

 Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA: 2021 National Prize show curated by Alice Gray Stites

 Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ'ViewPoints 2021' Curated by Eleanna Anagnos director of OyG Projects

 Michael Rose Fine Arts, RI: Artists to Follow in 2021

 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

 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

 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

 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

 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

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

 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 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:

2021: Hammond Museum:  Essay by Frank Matheis: The Enigmatic Essence of Marieken Cochius

 Awakened Voices Literary Magazine. Interview by Megan Otto

 Hole in the Head  Vol2 Nr1, 3 Drawings 

 Orenda Arts Journal. Vol2 Nr 1 Winter 2021

 Hole in the Head: Issue 5 (2/2021)

 NunumCanadian Literary Journal Winter 20/21. Interview.

2020:  Nunum Canadian Literary Journal Winter 2020

 Columbia Journal: Special issue on Uprising, Shortlisted Artist.  Columbia University, NY

 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

 Tint Journal Fall 2020 

 High Shelf Press XXII 4 paintings featured 

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

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

 Toho Journal Online Summer 2020 Painting End Zone, Flight featured 

 http://impermanentearth.com Summer 2020

 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 issue, Collage Element#7 featured. 

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

 Superstition Review ASU: 5 Element collages featured 

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

 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 featured.  

2019:  Mud Season Review Sky drawing featured 

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

 Tiny Seed Literary Journal Sculpture Thinking out Loud featured

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

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

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

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

 Fredricksburg Literary and Art Review:  page 140

2018:  deLuge Journal page34 Sculpture: Icon 

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

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

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

2009:  Fifth Estate Magazine # 380: Featured Artist

PRESS:

2020:  Chronogram Magazine Terra/Derma Show 

 The Nightingale, Megan Otto"Bloom" 

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

 Highlands Current, Alison RooneyThe Artist Next Door. Marieken Cochius Interview and photos

 Highlands Current Chip Rowe 

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

 The Daily Star Roxbury Arts Group Large Works Show 

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

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

2018:  http://www.dutchcultureusa.com Cochius exhibits in Newburgh 

 Dean Goldberg: Interview  4min.

 Ann Landi: Vasari21: Dark Matter show 

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

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

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

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

 Roll Magazine: Chiara Harrison Lambe: Art Highlights fall 2016

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

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

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

 Highland Current: Making art with two hands

 The Mobile Mill blog. Simple human gestures 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
 New York Times 8/17/14  Listings: ‘Microcosms’ show at Lofts at Beacon Gallery.
 Beacon Free Press: Textile show at the Lofts4/2/2014

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.