For a list of available works and prices, to sign up for The Public Journal, or to drop a line and say hello, please email pescochrane at gmail dot com.

Exploring queer identities, trauma and recovery, and the fabrication of histories through self-portraiture and installation is my prime interest. I use beauty—that which may be calming and safe to look upon—to advance difficult discussions on death, inhumanity, desire, and pain. As photography is familiar to everyone in the personal sense, as a record of our lives and moments and families, I use it as a lure, while installation is a method of total immersion.

I am an artist and an author. My writings and/or art have appeared in BOMBHeadmasterThe San Francisco Chroniclemake/shift, SFAQ/NYAQ/AQArtslant, and have been translated into Italian in a an exhibition catalogue for the American Academy in Rome. 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

 

EXHIBITIONS

2017

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

2015

Osiris, solo exhibition, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Exposure Award, Louvre Museum, Paris, France

2013

Empathy I, Andytown, San Francisco, CA (4) 4 ft. x 9 ft. photographic light boxes
The Unknown, 1314, San Francisco, CA

2012

The Male Gaze, Cesar Chavez Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Maritime Art Collective, SUB-Mission, San Francisco, CA

About the Twenty-Somethings, “Matter!” de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
Headmaster magazine, issue three, contributing artist
About the Twenty-Somethings, “Scholarship Award Show,” SFSU, CA

2011

Neo-Mormonism, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
Objectification, “Stillwell Exhibition,” SFSU Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Please Show I.D.,” Martin Wong Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010

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

 

PUBLICATIONS

2017

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

2016

See Me, "Peter Cochrane," November 16
Artslant, "Steve Kahn's Photo-constructions are a Revelation in Abstraction," Steve Kahn at Casemore Kirkeby, August
Artslant, "Looking at, and Through, Photography," Ivan Iannoli at Bass & Reiner, July
On Death and Christianity, self-published

2015

Art Business, "Osiris at Incline Gallery," October
The Exposure Award, July
San Francisco Chronicle, photograph for Andytown Coffee Roasters, March
SFAQ Online, “Carrie Mae Weems: Subject & Witness,” April
“LUMEN,” Cinque Mostre: Time & Again, published by The American Academy in Rome

2014

SFAQ Print, “Interview: Takeshi Murata and Digital Art,” May
SFAQ Online, “Regarding the Ethics of Abstraction,” March. Darin Klein’s Box of Books, Vol. VII, “on death and,” January

2013

“Nature/Knowledge: Catherine Wagner,” San Jose Public Library, May
Bomb Magazine, “The End of San Francisco?” April
Holloway magazine.

2012

make/shift, feminisms in motion magazine, proof editor
make/shift, feminisms in motion magazine, contributing artist
Headmaster magazine, issue three, contributing artist

2011

Roll Call, SF Camerawork

RESIDENCIES

TEDxSoMa, artist-in-residence installation, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA, June 14

 

EXPERIENCE

Current

Graduate Teacher's Assistant | Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts

2015 – 2017

Commercial Photographer 
Floral Designer | Instagram

2014 – 2015

SFAQ / NYAQ / AQ | Managing Editor, Print and Online

2012 – 2014

Catherine Wagner Studio  | Studio Manager, Artistic Assistant, Author
Holloway Magazine | Founder, Editor, Communications Manager, Designer  

2011

Mills College Department of Art | Lecturer  
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art | Exhibitions Archivist  

2010

SF Camerawork

 

EDUCATION

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS

2016

ArtSlant Showcase Winner

2015

The Exosure Award - Portraitur

2011

The Sher-Right Fund Scholarship, San Francisco State University
Best Multi Media Artist, “Stillwell Exhibition,” SFSU Fine Arts Gallery
Best Photographer, “Stillwell Exhibition,” SFSU Fine Arts Gallery