About the Artist
Tracey Cockrell is a transdisciplinary artist who frequently collaborates with other artists, writers, and musicians. Cockrell is faculty in the MFA in Studio Art at Maine College of Art & Design, is a visiting faculty member in sculpture at Bennington College, and teaches at Zea Mays Printmaking. Cockrell’s sculptures and sound art have exhibited nationally and been featured in alternative radio programs and live performance at festivals in New York, San Francisco, Oakland, and Seattle. Reviews include 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. Residencies include Penland School of Crafts, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Maine Farmland Trust, The Tides Institute & Museum of Art, Leland Iron Works, Hewnoaks Artist Colony, Oregon College of Art & Craft, and Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. Cockrell earned an MFA at University of California, Berkeley, a BA from the College of William & Mary, and post-baccalaureate studies in the sculpture department at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Tracey Cockrell, Poemphone, 2010
Tracey Cockrell, Seaweed Remembers the Sounds of the Oceans: Seaweed Soundgarden #4, 2019, Sound Sculpture, Seaweed (Kelp), ebony, compact electronic components, audio (fog horns in Bay of Fundy, Eastport, ME), 18.5′′ x 20.5′′ x 3.5′′
Tracey Cockrell, Maine Farmlands Harvest: Sound Study #5 (Allium Cepa), 2020, Sound Sculpture, Vegetable papyrus, ebony, compact electronic components, audio (pollinating insects at Rolling Acres Farm, Jefferson, ME), 11′′ x 10.5′′ x 3′′