PATRICK COCKLIN < a selective resumé >
Patrick Cocklin grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Before successfully completing his junior matriculation at Lisgar Collegiate Institute, he took drawing and painting classes at the Ottawa Municipal Arts Centre ( precursor to the Ottawa School of Art ) with Pat Durr. After a grade XIII Special Arts Diploma from the High School of Commerce, he went on to obtain a diploma in the Creative Arts programme at Sheridan College ( Ontario ).
Having worked a season in southern Ontario building sculpture with Walter Redinger ( Canada's 1972 entry to the Venice Biennale ), he began to explore the wider world. Extensive travels through six continents have informed his artistic aesthetic and delivered him a broad insight into his cultural landscape.
Cocklin has long supported the local arts scene through numerous solo and juried group exhibitions ( at the Ottawa Art Gallery, Centre Gallery, Ottawa Arts Council, Karsh-Masson Gallery, SAW Gallery, Ufundi Gallery etc. ). He has also contributed through special projects and fundraisers ( like Nuit Blanche - Ottawa, Gallery 101, La Petite Mort Gallery, Museum of Civilization etc. ).
His works are held in private collections in Canada, the United States of America, England, Germany, Spain, Australia, Malaysia and in the public collection of the City of Ottawa.
He currently makes art in his Ottawa studio and teaches painting at the Good Companions Centre.
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