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 Robert D. Cocke  (1950 - )

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Lived/Active: Arizona      Known for: landscape painting

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Biography from Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden:
Robert D. Cocke

Born:  1950

Education:

1972 B.F.A., With Distinction, Major in Studio Art (Painting and Drawing) University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1974 M.A., Major in Studio Art (Painting), University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
1975 M.F.A., Major in Studio Art (Painting), University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Awards and Honors:

1974 Student Award, 26th Annual Iowa Artists' Exhibition, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa
1974 Second Award, 12th Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition, Rock Island, Illinois
1974 Judge's Special Mention Award, Paper Works, Waterloo Municipal Galleries, Waterloo, Iowa
1974 Graduate Scholarship, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
1975 Judge's Award of Merit, 37th Annual Fall Show, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
1976 Juror's Honorable Mention, 38th Annual Fall Show, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa
1976 First Award (Painting), Arts '76, Sioux Falls Fine Arts Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
1977 Purchase Award, South Dakota Biennial III, South Dakota Memorial Art Center, Brookings, South Dakota
1977 Honorable Mention, Appalachian National Drawing Competition, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina
1977 First Award (Painting), Arts '77, Sioux Falls Fine Arts Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
1979 Individual Artist's Fellowship, South Dakota Arts Council
1980 Second Award of Merit, Chiaha Guild 8th Annual Southeastern Competition, Rome, Georgia
1983 Faculty Research Grant, Northwest Missouri State University
1984 Faculty Grant-in-Aid for Research, Arizona State University
1986 Visual Arts Fellowship, Arizona Commission on the Arts
1987 Artist's Materials Grant, The Contemporary Forum/Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
1987 Purchase Award, La Grange National XII, La Grange, Georgia
1988 Western States Arts Federation/N.E.A. Visual Arts Fellowship (drawing)
1988 Best of Show Award, 2nd Southwestern Exhibition, Yuma Art Center, Yuma, Arizona
1991 Best of Show Award, Fourth Annual Juried Exhibition, Dinnerware Artists' Cooperative Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
1991 Best of Show Award, Ruffin Memorial Exhibition, Phoenix, Arizona
1998 Best of Show Award, Close to the Border/Cerca De La Frontera, (International Juried Exhibition), New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
2002 Juror’s Award, New Works in Paint, Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona
2004 New American Paintings, Vol. 54, Open Studios Press, Wellesly, MA

Literature:

Donald Locke, "The 18th Southwestern Invitational," Artspace, Fall, 1984, p. 69.

Charles D. Andresen, "Timely Exposure," The New Times, Phoenix, Arizona, December, 5-11, 1984, p. 52-53. (reproduction)

Charles D. Andresen, "Phoenix/Tucson Letter," Artspace, Spring, 1985, p. 61. (reproduction)

Pamela Portwood, "An Apocalyspe not to Miss," Tucson Weekly, Tucson, Arizona, January 22-28, 1986, p. 7.

Robert S. Cauthorn, "Cocke paints a world...," Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Arizona, January 26, 1986, sec. F, p. 5. (reproduction)

Irene Clurman, "Treasures Elude Shows in Springs," The Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colorado, March 23, 1987, p. 48. (reproduction)

Suzanne Muchnic, "Western States Show A Murky View," The Los Angeles Times, December 26, 1987, Part V, p. 1. (reproduction)

Robert S. Cauthorn, "Fine Causes Show Offers," The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Arizona, March 15, 1987, Sec. E, p. 7. (reproduction)

Steve Bennett, "Evidence," The San Antonio Light, San Antonio, Texas, June 18, 1989, Sec. K, p. 1, 4. (reproduction)

Robert S. Cauthorn, "Cocke Clutches Heart," The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Arizona, September 15, 1989, Sec. F, p. 7.

Michael Boyle (producer) "Interview with Robert Cocke," Arizona Illustrated, KUAT-TV, Tucson, Arizona, October 5, 1989.

Margaret Regan, "Best of the West," Tucson Weekly, Tucson, Arizona, June 12-18, 1991, p. 24.

Richard Nilsen, "Contemporary Art in Arizona," Art in Arizona, Sam Negri, Ed., The Stanbery Corp., Tucson, Pub., 1994, p. 13.

New American Paintings: Juried Exhibitions-in-Print - Book 18 - 1998 Western Edition, The Open Studios Press, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1998.

Ann Patterson, “Art Oasis in the Desert,” Art and Antiques Magazine,December 1999, p. 120.

Margaret Regan, “Small World”, Tucson Weekly, Tucson, Arizona, July 1-7, 1999, p. 24

Deborah Campbell, “Four Stars in the Future?” The Pitch Weekly, Kansas City, Missouri, July 22-28, 1999, p. 27

Robin Trafton, “Four Fine Artists”, The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Missouri, August 6, 1999, p. 16 (reproduction)

Robert L. Pincus, “Landscapes,” San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, California, April 23, 2000, p. E-4 (reproduction)

New American Paintings: Juried Exhibitions-in-Print - Book 36 - 2001 Western Edition, The Open Studios Press, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 2001.

Robert L. Pincus, “2 Kinds of Inspiration,” San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, California, October 2, 2003, Day and Night, page 43 (reproduction.)

New American Paintings: Juried Exhibitions-in-Print - Book 54 - 2004 Western Edition, The Open Studios Press, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 2004 (Principal Juror:  Lynn M. Herbert, Senior Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.)

ArtScene, review of the exhibition Robert Cocke: South of Why, volume 24, no. 7, March 2005, page 19.

Peter Frank, “Robert D. Cocke,” ARTNews, January 2005, page 128-129.

Merritt Martin, “Night & Day: Cocke of the Walk,” Dallas Observer, August 30 – September 5, 2007, page 40 (reproduction.)

“Exhibitions: An Eclectic Eye: Selections from the Dan Leach Collection,” Tucson Museum of Art: Preview Magazine, September – December 2007, pages 3-4 (reproduction.)

Reynolds, Gretchen, “Seriously Funny,” Southwest Art, May 2008, page 109 (reproduction).

Julie Sasse, “Trouble in Paradise:  Examining Discord between Nature and Society,” exhibition catalogue, Tucson Museum of Art, 2009.

Duncan Tweedy, “Apocalypse, Wow!” Tuscon Lifestyle Home & Garden, March – April 2009, pages 20-21 (reproduction).

Teaching:

August 1975 - May 1978 Instructor in Art, Dakota State College, Madison, South Dakota
September 1979 - June 1980 Ford Foundation/University of Georgia Junior Artist-in-Residence, Athens, Georgia
August 1978 - May 1983 Instructor of Art, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri
August 1983 - August 1989 Assistant Professor of Art, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Summer 1987 Visiting Professor of Art, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
August 1989 - August 2001 Associate Professor of Art, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
August 2001 - May 2004 Professor of Art, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Panels and Public Lectures:

1986 Slide Lecture, The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
1987 Gallery Talk, "German Expressionism," Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
1990 Panel member (one of three), "Artists as Teachers," University Art Museum, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
1994 Visiting Artist, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado
1994 Visiting Artist, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
1994 Slide Lecture, The Spirit of the Senses, Phoenix, Arizona
1999 Visiting Artist, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
2000 Gallery Talk, opening reception, “Transcending Earth and Sky,” San Diego State University, San Diego, California
2002 Visiting Artist, Oklahoma Arts Institute, Lone Wolf, Oklahoma

Public Collections:

Arizona State University West, Phoenix, Arizona
Bank One, Phoenix, Arizona
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Chattahoochee Valley Art Association, La Grange, Georgia
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
South Dakota Memorial Art Center, Brookings, South Dakota
Sprint Inc., Kansas City, Missouri
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa
University of New Mexico Museum of Art, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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