Marie T. Cochran

Affrilachia cannot be located on a map. Yet it is manifest, in writers’ words, the sounds of musicians, visual art, and the creative network we continue to build.

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Marie T. Cochran

Marie T. Cochran is a native of Toccoa, GA in the Northeast Georgia Mountains. She is the founding curator of the Affrilachian Artist Project, which celebrates the intersection of cultures in Appalachia and nurtures a network of individuals and organizations committed to the sustainability of a diverse region. As a visual artist, Cochran creates mixed media pieces that address community history and are often grounded in interdisciplinary dialogues focused on social justice. She has exhibited extensively throughout the Southeast and nationally. Cochran received degrees from the University of Georgia (BFA) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA). She has been an art faculty member at colleges in Georgia, New Jersey, Maryland, and North Carolina. 2020-2022 Cochran was named the Lehman Brady Visiting Professor in Documentary Studies at Duke University and American Studies and the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.

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2023 Deemed Distinguished Visiting Artist: West VA University, School of Art & Design, Morgantown, WV

Exhibition “notes of an Affrilachian daughter,” Jan 26-March 2nd, 2023

Artist Lecture (on location or virtual) Thursday, February 16th, 2023 | 5pm (sEt)

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