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From Adelaide, South Australia
Currently lives in London
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
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.
Awards and Prizes
2008 The Archibald Prize finalist exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2006 The Prospect Portrait Prize, Adelaide, People's Choice Award
2006 Metro 5 Art Award Finalist, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne
2003 The Prospect Portrait Prize, Adelaide,Joint winner and Packer's Prize
2002 Art Space Studio Residency, Sydney. Supported by Arts S.A.
2000 Finalist for the Brett Whiteley Scholarship, The Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney
2000 Australian Postgraduate Award, University of South Australia
Community Cultural Development
Click here to see examples from 1993 - 2007
Click here to see examples from 1992 - 2007
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
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 Fleurieu Biennale, South Australia
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
2003 Finalist exhibition for the Brett Whiteley Scholarship,
The Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney
2003 SALA exhibition, The Art Gallery of South Australia
2002 Trace, Adelaide Central Gallery
1998 Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Members show
2001 Urban Dimensions, Red House Gallery, Adelaide
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
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
Drew. P. London Streets, The Adelaide Review, Nov, pg. 37 Online link
Nunn, L. Self-portraits with difference, The Adverstiser, Dec 31, pg.9
Gill, H. Such Lavish Sprays, Herald Sun, June 9, pg. 90
Harris, S. Shine a Light, The Advertiser, April 12, pg. 7
Reid, C. A Painter of City Life, Mahoneys Galleries, Melbourne
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
McDonald, P. French Revolution for an 'unknown' artist,The Advertiser,Dec 23
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
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
Neylon, J. Elements, Adelaide Review, No. 225, June.
Dutkiewicz, A. Budding stars shed new light, The Advertiser, May 27.
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.
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
Newall, M (ed.) Gold Card: South Australian Emerging Artists, Experimental
Radok, S. In That Vein, The Adelaide Review, No. 179
Art Gallery of South Australia
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