pescochrane at gmail dot com

I explore queer identities, trauma and recovery, and the fabrication of histories through self-portraiture and installation.

My work has appeared in BOMBHeadmasterThe San Francisco Chronicle, SFAQ/NYAQ/AQArtslant, and others. I have created books that have traveled to the Vancouver Art/Book Fair, the Los Angeles Art Book Fair, the San Francisco Art Book Fair, multiple Bay Area book fairs, and the Room&Book Fair at the ICA in London.

I am currently a graduate student at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Memento Vivere, solo exhibition, Richmond, VA

2017 A Continuum, solo exhibition, The Great Highway Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015 Osiris, solo exhibition, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA

EXHIBITIONS (Selection)

2018 Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA), Tokyo, Japan

2018 From Blood to Lust, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT

2018 I Would Prefer Not To, FAB GAllery, Richmond, VA

2017 SAD, FAB Gallery, Richmond, VA

2015 The Exposure Award, Louvre Museum, Paris, France

2013 Empathy I, Andytown, San Francisco, CA (4) 4 ft. x 9 ft. photographic light boxes

2013 The Unknown, 1314, San Francisco, CA

2012 The Male Gaze, Cesar Chavez Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012 Maritime Art Collective, SUB-Mission, San Francisco, CA

2012 About the Twenty-Somethings, “Matter!” de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

2012 Headmaster magazine, issue three, contributing artist

2012 About the Twenty-Somethings, “Scholarship Award Show,” SFSU, CA

2011 Neo-Mormonism, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

2011 Objectification, “Stillwell Exhibition,” SFSU Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011 “Please Show I.D.,” Martin Wong Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010 “Stillwell Exhibition,” SFSU Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

PUBLICATIONS (Selection)

2018 Artslant, “Under the Radar: Peter Cochrane”

2017 SFist, "20 Questions with SFist: Artist Peter Cochrane," Eve Batey, January

2016 See Me, "Peter Cochrane," November 16

2016 Artslant, "Steve Kahn's Photo-constructions,” Steve Kahn, Casemore Kirkeby

2016 Artslant, "Looking at, and Through, Photography," Ivan Iannoli at Bass & Reiner

2015 Art Business, "Osiris at Incline Gallery," October

2015 The Exposure Award, July

2015 San Francisco Chronicle, published photograph, March

2015 SFAQ, “Carrie Mae Weems: Subject & Witness,” Gallery Paula Anglim, April

2015 “LUMEN,” Cinque Mostre: Time & Again, published by The American Academy in Rome

2014 SFAQ, “Interview: Takeshi Murata and Digital Art,” May

2014 SFAQ, “Regarding the Ethics of Abstraction,” March.

2014 Darin Klein’s Box of Books, Vol. VII, “on death and,” January

2013 “Nature/Knowledge: Catherine Wagner,” San Jose Public Library, May

2013 Bomb Magazine, “The End of San Francisco?” April

2013 Holloway Magazine (Founder and Director)

2012 make/shift, feminisms in motion magazine, contributing artist

2012 Headmaster magazine, issue three, contributing artist

2011 Roll Call, SF Camerawork

EXPERIENCE / RESIDENCIES

2018-Current VCUArts | Lecturer (Studio Lighting)

2017-Current Catherine Wagner Studio | Writer / Editor

2018 Institute for Contemporary Art, Richmond, VA | Panelist, Cassils at Declaration

2018 VCUArts | Guest Lecturer, Senior Thesis II

2018 Institute of Contemporary Arts, Richmond, VA | Engagement Committee Member

2018 VCUArts | President, Graduate Artist Association

2018 VCUArts Organization of Photographic Arts

2018 Catherine Wagner Studio | Writer / Editor for monograph Place, History, and the Archive

2017-2018 VCUArts| Graduate Teacher's Assistant

2017 TEDxSoMa, artist-in-residence installation, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA, June

2015-2017 Commercial Photographer / Freelance Floral Designer / Editor / Writer / Artist

2014-2016 SFAQ / NYAQ / AQ | Managing Editor, Print and Online

2012-2014 Catherine Wagner Studio | Studio Manager, Artistic Assistant, Author

2012-2014 Holloway Magazine | Founder, Editor, Communications Manager, Designer  

2011 Mills College Department of Art | Lecturer  

2011 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art | Exhibitions Archivist  

2010 SF Camerawork | Archivist

AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS

2018 Full Scholarship - Graduate Teaching Assistantship | VCUArts

2018 Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA), Winner

2017 Full Scholarship - Graduate Teaching Assistantship | VCUArts

2016 ArtSlant Showcase Winner

2015 The Exposure Award - Portraiture

2011 The Sher-Right Fund Scholarship, San Francisco State University

2011 Best Multi-Media Artist, “Stillwell Exhibition,” SFSU Fine Arts Gallery

2011 Best Photographer, “Stillwell Exhibition,” SFSU Fine Arts Gallery

EDUCATION

MFA (Candidate, Sp 19 Expected), Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

BA Art / Art History, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA