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James Cochran


Born in England 1973 

Grew up in Adelaide, South Australia 

Currently lives in London 

 

Education

2002 Master of Visual Arts, University of South Australia.
1994 Bachelor of Visual Arts, University of South Australia.
Completed with first class Honours; November 1997

Employment


2016 Ambassador for the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide, SA  

2005 Drawing Lecturer, Visual Arts, 1st year students, Univerity of S.A.
2004 Painting lecturer (part time), 2nd and 3rd Year students,Roma Mitchel Arts.
Lecturer for Alla Prima painting course, Adelaide Central School of Art.
2003 Painting Lecturer, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year students, Roma Mitchel Arts Centre

1994- 2007 Community Art Coordinator
Employed by councils throughout Adelaide as well as throughout regional South Australia to design and coordinate painting projects for schools and community centres with an emphasis on the development and education around aerosol art.

 

Community Cultural Development

Click here to see examples from 1993 - 2007

Commissions

2017 Rolls Royce, Derby, UK - Portraits of Charles Rolls and Henry Royce 

2017 Pay Pal, Berlin - Portraits of Albert Einsteen, Maria Goeppert Mayer , and Marlene Dietrich inside the Paypal offices

2017 Paintings for the Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Desert Fringe Festival in Port Augusta, South Australia 

2016 Portrait of Basquiat, exterior courtyard wall at Jackman Gallery, Melbourne  

2016 Portrait of Lou Reed, for the Art Liberty Collection, Paris - Portrait painted on a remaining piece of the Berlin Wall.  

2015 Bird in Hand Winery, South Australia - Thirteen portraits of women painted in the scene of The Last Supper 

2014 Liberty London, Cosmic Heart textile print, UK  

2013 Portrait of John Lennon, Hopskotch Bar, Liverpool, UK 

Click here to see examples from 1992 - 2007

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Galerie Nunc, Grenoble  

2016 Galerie Raison d'Art, Lille 

2015, Atomised, Lollipop Gallery, London 

2014, Au Coeur de la Rue, Galerie Maison Dauphine, Aix-en-Provence 

2014, Nocturnes, Lindberg Galleries, Melbourne 

2013 The Riot Series, Pure Evil Gallery, London 

2011 Exhibition and Print Release, The Outside World Gallery, London 

2011 De la ville à la mer, Galerie Raison d'Art, Lille, France 

2011 The London Street Portraits - Lindberg Galleries, Melbourne 

2010 New Paintings - Lindberg Galleries, Melbourne

2010 Blessé(d) - FELT Space, Adelaide

2009 New Paintings - Lindberg Contemporary Art, Melbourne

2008 City Souls - Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney

2008 New Paintings - Lindberg Contemporary Art, Melbourne

2007 James Cochran - New Paintings, Mahoneys Galleries, Melbourne

2006 James Cochran - Peintures 1996-2006, Tri-Postal, Lille, France

2006 Point Ephemere, Paris, France

2004 Aerosol Pointillism, Adelaide Central Gallery

2003 Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney

2003 The Project Space, The Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia

2001 BMGART, Adelaide


Group Exhibitions

2016 Scope Art Fair, Miami with Next Street Gallery  

2014 The Pitiless Gaze of Hysterical Realsim, 999 Contemporary, Rome

2013 The Many Faces of David Bowie, Opera Gallery London 

2012 Selected works, Aptos Cruz Gallery, South Australia 

2012 Unfinished, The Art Gallery of South Australia 

2012 World Street Collective, Galerie Raison d'Art, Lille 

2011, Alley Gallery, Hasselt, Belgium 

2010 Intangibles in Terra Australis, Kubo Kuxta Museum, San Sebastien, Spain 

2009 Reflections of Australia, Au New Hub Gallery, Beijing, China

2008 Graphein, Lindberg Contemporary Art, Melbourne

2008 The Archibald Prize Finalist Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW

2005 Identity and Desire, Art Gallery of South Australia

2005 Everyday Addictions, Art Gallery of South Australia

2004 Holy Holy Holy, Flinders University City Gallery, with the Adelaide Festival

1998 Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Members show


 

Curated Exhibitions

2001 Urban Dimensions, Red House Gallery, Adelaide

 

Selected Bibliography


2016

Williamson, B. David Bowie mural artist Jimmy. C returns to Adelaide to create Fringe Festival artwork, ABC News, Feb 3 Online link

Mullin, G. From Bowie to Shakespeare: Street artist gives railway arch poetic makeover, Mirror, Oct 31 Online link 

Khomani, N. David Bowie mural in Brixton to be protected, says Lambeth Council, The Guardian, March 21 Online link 

Groom, N. David Bowie mural painted by Australian artist Jimmy C in to be preserved after becoming a moving shrine to the singer after his death, Mail Online, March 25 Online link 

Bilefsky, D. Tributes to David Bowie in the place where it all started, New York Times, Jan 11 Online link

2012

Olympics inspires graffiti in the east end, BBC News London, Aug 14 Online link 

Chapple, I. The artist who turned Usain Bolt from track legend to Street hero, CNN, Aug 3 Online link 

Marsh, S. London Street Art: An Unlikley Source of Inspiration, The Huffington Post, Jan 18 Online link

2011

Marsh, S. What Are the Stories Behind London's Street Art?, The Huffington Post, Dec 13 Online link  

Meyer, M. 'Jimmy. C' My journey from the streets of Adelaide to a Paris studio, The Guardian, July 19 Online link

J.B. La flânerie de James Cochran, l'artiste Australien à fleur de peau, La voix du Nord, Lille, May 22 Online link

Mereau, J. Le Tri-postal sous les bombes de l'artiste Australien, Nord Eclair, Lille, May 6 Online link 

Rule.D. Seeing Eye to Eye, The Big Issue, March, pg.20 

2010

Drew. P. London Streets, The Adelaide Review, Nov, pg. 37     Online link 

2009

Nunn, L. Self-portraits with difference, The Adverstiser, Dec 31, pg.9 

2008 

Gill, H. Such Lavish Sprays, Herald Sun, June 9, pg. 90

Harris, S. Shine a Light, The Advertiser, April 12, pg. 7

2007
Reid, C. A Painter of City Life, Mahoneys Galleries, Melbourne

2006
Pecquet, A. James Cochran, Une Esthetique du Rapprochement, Tripostal, Lille, April
Blisson, C. Les coulures du sacre, Telerama Sortir, Paris, Aug 9-15
Kawala, A. James Cochran, Paris Art, Paris, Aug 

Grimaud, E. Peintures 1996-2006, Paris Art, Paris, Aug   Online link 

Lameigniere, E. James Cochran, Redux, France, No. 20, July 

Couturier, E. Aerosol Spirituel, La Gazette Nord-Pas de Calais, April 20

Le Flecher, G. Theme Austral, Metro, Lille, May 27
Objois, F. James Cochran au Tripo, Sortir, May
Behague, C. Du graffiti aussi pour les galeries, 20minutes, France, April 18   Online link
Dupont, T. Vaporisateur de verite, Nord Eclair, Lille, May 25

2005
McDonald, P. French Revolution for an 'unknown' artist,The Advertiser,Dec 23

2004
Neylon, J. People and places all gone dotty, The Adelaide Review,No 258,Dec
Austin, N. More colour in the Red Centre, The Advertiser, Oct 9
Waterloo, N. Holy Holy Holy, Art Monthly Australia, No. 170, June
        

2003 

Dutkiewicz, A. Self-Reflection Takes Prize, The Advertiser, Dec 22
Walker, W. Lingering images, The Advertiser, Aug 9
Gallasch, K. Narcissus, RealTime, No. 55, June-July
James, B. Three Generations, one with youth on its side,The Sydney Morning
Herald, April 23

2002

Neylon, J. Elements, Adelaide Review, No. 225, June.
Dutkiewicz, A. Budding stars shed new light, The Advertiser, May 27.

2001
Dutkiewicz, A. Complex Abstractions, The Advertiser, Aug 8.
Reid, C. New Adelaide Grooves. What the??, RealTime, No. 43, June
Neylon, J. Quizzical and Quirky: Shine Hindley Light, Adelaide Review
No. 213, June
Neylon, J. It's a Jungle: Urban Dimensions, Adelaide Review, No 213, June.

2000 

O'Brien, D. From Walls to Canvas, Db Magazine, Issue 232,Sept.
Covernton, H. Taming the Wild Style, City Limits, City of Marion, Spring.
Walker, W. The young FIGURE it out, Weekend, The Advertiser, July 29
1999
Newall, M (ed.) Gold Card: South Australian Emerging Artists, Experimental
Art Foundation.

1998
Radok, S. In That Vein, The Adelaide Review, No. 179


Collections

Art Gallery of South Australia
Private collections throughout Australia, Asia, USA, and Europe
















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