Tracey Cockrell is an interdisciplinary artist who frequently collaborates with other artists, writers, & musicians. Her ongoing creative research focuses on the confluence of sound & vision. ‘Desire Lines’, an ongoing project, evolved from exploratory listening walks, field recordings, & experiments with physical structures of sympathetic resonance. ‘Desire Lines’ debuted as a solo exhibition at the CVPA Gallery at UMass Dartmouth in Spring of 2021. Cockrell’s sculptures & sound art have exhibited nationally & been featured in alternative radio programs & live performance at festivals in New York, San Francisco, Oakland, & Seattle. Fall of 2022 will feature a solo exhibition of Cockrell’s work at Jane St Art Center in Saugerties, NY.
Most recently, her work was included in invitations to ‘Platform Projects/Walks: ecologies of the local’ at Speedwell Projects in Portland, ME, ‘Read to Me’ at Jane St Art Center, the Fall River Fabric Arts Festival in Fall River, MA, & ‘A Reflection on Water’ at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery in Belfast, ME. Cockrell’s work has been discussed in The Portland Press Herald, The Atlantic Monthly, The Art Section, Sculpture Magazine, ArtNewEngland, the Boston Sunday Globe, WGBH tv’s ‘Greater Boston Arts,’ & Maine Public Radio’s ‘Maine Things Considered’, among others. She has been an artist in residence at Penland School of Crafts, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Fiore Art Center at Maine Farmland Trust, The Tides Institute & Museum of Art, Leland Iron Works, Hewnoaks Artist Colony, Oregon College of Art & Craft, & Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture.
Tracey Cockrell is visiting faculty in sculpture at Bennington College & teaches in the MFA in Studio Art at Maine College of Art (MECA). At MECA, Cockrell previously served as chairperson of the sculpture department. A former professor & academic dean at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), Cockrell also served as chairperson of the foundation department, associate academic dean, & founding chairperson of the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies.