Artist's Biography


Dorothy Cochran is an accomplished East Coast printmaker, acknowledged for her expertise and broad command of multiple print methods. She has twice received a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship and is honored for her dedication to teaching and curatorial work for other artists.  She is represented in both private and corporate art collections such as The New York Public Library, The Free Library of Philadelphia, Bristol Myers Squibb, Sloan Kettering, and Prudential Life Insurance Company and several museum collections including The Museum of Modern Art, The National Gallery of Art, Georgia Museum of Fine Art, and the Zimmerli Art Museum of Rutgers University.

Ms. Cochran has exhibited extensively throughout the country in museums, universities and galleries including the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, Massachusetts (selected by David Kiehl, Curator of Prints at The Whitney Museum), Provincetown Museum of Art, UMA Gallery, New York City, and Franklin54+Projects in Chelsea. In 2016 she was one of 50 artists chosen from 1,300 for the New Jersey Arts Annual at the Noyes Museum of Art, also was selected by curator Mary Birmingham into Viewpoints, an international contemporary art exhibition at Aljira Gallery, and was represented at Montclair University’s, George Segal Gallery as part of Art Connections 12. In 2017 she was awarded First Prize in the 11th International Miniature Print Exhibition at The Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT by Freyda Spira, Associate Curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for her Silk Aquatints. Other exhibitions include the Left Bank Gallery in Wellfleet, MA, Adam Peck Gallery and Kobalt Gallery in Provincetown, MA, and Bau Gallery, Beacon, NY.  She has been an invited artist for several years at the Hui Noeau Art Center in, Maui, Hawaii.

In 2017 she will be a presenter at the Eleventh International Encaustic Conference, in Provincetown, MA after being featured in 2012 through 2016. In the recent past she was a panelist at the Fifth, discussing the topic, “What a Juror Sees.”  Additional art engagements have included an artist talk and workshop at the Manhattan Graphics Center, New York City, collaborative artist book projects, a visiting artist residency in San Antonio, Texas, and several corporate commissions.  Ms. Cochran has taught at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, the City University of New York in Staten Island, Bergen Community College and Castle Hill Center for the Arts in Truro, Massachusetts.  She is a popular lecturer and workshop leader throughout the country and will conduct three-day printmaking sessions at R & F Paints in Kingston, NY and Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA.

Ms. Cochran has an MFA in Printmaking from Columbia University and a MA and BA in painting from Montclair State University in New Jersey.  She was the Director/Curator of the Galleries at The Interchurch Center in New York City for 23 years and is the current Chair of Printmaking at the Art School in Demarest, New Jersey, and faculty member at The Montclair Art Museum, Yard School of Art.  She is a former Board member of the National Association of Women Artists, New York, where she served as the Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee.