Susanne Cockrell came to visual art with a background in experimental dance and theater. Early influences include Judson Church, eastern philosophy and medicine, and undergraduate studies in anthropology and environmental science.
Her works craft intersubjective encounters that build upon symbolic gestures and the poetics of daily life, often in relationship to landscape and connection to place.
For the past 10 years, Cockrell has focused her practice on creating large-scale commissions for museums and public spaces under the rubric of Fieldfaring Projects.
Her collaborative projects ask questions about systems of critical exchange, food and farming in the urban landscape, and explorations of informal social economies.
Recent projects have been supported by the Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Confederation Arts Center, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and the Creative Capital Foundation.
Associate Professor, Fine Arts
BA, Burlington College; MFA, CCAC