Tracey Cockrell


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’, a year-long project with UMass Dartmouth, evolved from exploratory listening walks, field recordings, & experiments with physical structures of sympathetic resonance. Her sculptures & sound art have exhibited nationally & been featured in alternative radio programs & live performance at festivals in New York, San Francisco, Oakland, & Seattle.

Most recently, her work was included in recent invitations to ‘Platform Projects/Walks: ecologies of the local’ at Speedwell Projects in Portland, ME, ‘Read to Me’ at 11 Jane Street Contemporary Art Center in Saugerties, NY, the Fall River Fabric Arts Festival in Fall River, MA, and ‘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,’ and Maine Public Radio’s ‘Maine Things Considered’, among others. She has previously been an artist in residence at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Hewnoaks Artist Colony, Leland Iron Works, The Tides Institute & Museum of Art, and Fiore Art Center at Maine Farmland Trust. She is looking forward to a winter residency at Penland’s papermaking studio this coming year.

Tracey Cockrell is a former professor and academic dean at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland, Oregon. While at PNCA, Cockrell also served as chairperson of the foundation department, associate academic dean, and founding chairperson of the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies. Cockrell currently teaches in the MFA in Studio Art at Maine College of Art (MECA).