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Malcolm Cochran

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Program Director and Curator

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Cochran has created large-scale objects, installations, and public art since the late 1970s. He is best known in Columbus for Field of Corn (with Osage Oranges), 1994, in Dublin, OH. Cochran's fountain for Goodale Park was completed in 2011. His exhibitions and projects include works at Artpark, Lewiston, NY; P.S.1 and Socrates Sculpture Park in New York City; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art; Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia; Retretti Art Center, Finland; and Het Stroomhuis, The Netherlands. Cochran has permanent public commissions in Brattleboro, VT; Cleveland, Columbus, and Dublin, OH; and the Hudson River Park, New York City. Cochran received his BA at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, and his MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.

From 1975–86 he was exhibition designer and curator at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College. Since 1987 Cochran has taught sculpture at The Ohio State University, Columbus. In summer 2009 he led a studio for 25 graduate students in various disciplines in vacant storefronts and buildings—dubbed Art Squatters—in downtown Columbus. Finding Time: Columbus Public Art 2012 is an outgrowth of this experience and his service on the Columbus Art Commission.
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