Tracey Cockrell is a transdisciplinary artist who frequently collaborates with other artists, writers, and musicians. Using sympathetic resonance as a metaphor and as a means of sound propagation, she builds sculptures, installations, and experimental musical instruments that explore the origins of language and challenge the authority of language for making meaning. Inspired by complex relationships between language and landscape, psychoacoustics and subjectivity of place, her artworks vibrate with sound. She recently mounted a solo exhibition “An Other Music” at Jane Street Art Center in Saugerties, NY.
Currently, she is faculty in the MFA in Studio Art at Maine College of Art & Design, is a visiting faculty member in sculpture at Bennington College, and teaches at Zea Mays Printmaking. Her sculptures and sound art have exhibited nationally and been featured in alternative radio programs and live performance at festivals in New York, San Francisco, Oakland, and Seattle. Her artworks have been reviewed by The Portland Press Herald, The Atlantic Monthly, The Art Section, Sculpture Magazine, ArtNewEngland, The Boston Sunday Globe, WGBH TV’s ‘Greater Boston Arts,’ and Maine Public Radio’s ‘Maine Things Considered’, among others. Residencies include Penland School of Crafts, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Maine Farmland Trust, The Tides Institute & Museum of Art, Leland Iron Works, Hewnoaks Artist Colony, Oregon College of Art & Craft, and Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. Tracey Cockrell earned an MFA at University of California, Berkeley, a BA from the College of William & Mary, and post-baccalaureate studies in the sculpture department at Virginia Commonwealth University. She lives in Woodstock, NY with her husband and 3 cats.