October 14 – November 11, 2017

Architectures of Aspiration (r.i.p.) is Kristen Cochran’s first solo exhibition at Liliana Bloch Gallery. In this new body of work, Cochran continues to explore notions of labor, laboring and liberty through works that playfully remix and ultimately retire the tools of our various trades. States of effort and ease, constraint and freedom and gravity and lightness co-exist in works that examine aspirational endeavors and the structures that support or impede their fulfillment.

Kristen Cochran moved to Texas from the Pacific Northwest to complete her MFA at The Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in 2010. She has exhibited in the Pacific Northwest, Texas and New York, and has works in private collections in Italy and England.

Kristen has exhibited extensively in Texas at venues such as Talley Dunn Gallery, Oliver Francis Gallery, CentralTrak, Barry Whistler Gallery, Liliana Bloch Gallery, RE Gallery, Southern Methodist University, University of Texas at Dallas, Eastfield College, The Dallas Contemporary Museum, and at Women & Their Work and Blue Star Contemporary for the 2011 and 2013 Texas Biennials respectively. She has been awarded residencies in Long Island City, NY, Mittersill, Austria, Banner, Wyoming, and Baylor Hospital’s Arts in Medicine program at the Sammons Center for Cancer Research in Dallas, Texas.

pictured above: Kristen Cochran, Untitled (Six Flags Sunset), 2017, shirt tag, fabric, acrylic, hardware, 2.75” w x 2.75” h x 1.5” d (framed)