Dean DeCocker

Assistant Professor

 

Education:

1989 - Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, M.F.A.
1987 - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, B.A.
1980 - Don Bosco Technical Institute, Rosemead, CA, A.S. in Offset Lithography Color Separation

Teaching:

2003-Present - California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock CA
Assistant Professor, Department of Art

1997-2003 -Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Adjunct Professor, Department of Art

1990-2003 - Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Shop Practices, Department of Art

2002 - California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA
Adjunct Professor, Sculpture, Department of Art

Visiting Artist:

2002 California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

Art Related Employment:

2003-Present - California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock CA
Assistant Professor, Department of Art

1995-2003 - Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Gallery Director

1995-2003 - Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Curator of the Collection of The Capital Group Foundation and Collection of Claremont Graduate University

1990-2003 - Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Shops Director, Department of Art

1983-1987 - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
ASI/ University Union Gallery Director

Gallery Representation:

- Hunsaker/Schlesinger, Santa Monica, CA
- Jay-Jay, Sacramento, CA
- Limn Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Solo Exhibitions:

2004 - "South Western Pacific", Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum,
California State University, San Bernardino, CA

2003 - “Past Magnetic North”, Limn Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Rough Seas”, Parks Exhibition Gallery, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, CA

2002 - “Rudder Shift”, Claremont City Hall Gallery, Claremont CA

2001 - “In the Shallow Lagoon, Jay-Jay Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2000 - “Fragments from the Pacific”, Hunsaker/Schlesinger, Santa Monica, CA
“Works From the Pacific Campaign”, The Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA
“Midway”, Gallery 8, Sacramento, CA

1999 - “Silent Service”, Davis Art Center, Davis, CA
“Whispering Distance”, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA (Catalog)

1998 - "Vanishing Tide", Gallery Paradiso, Costa Mesa, CA

1997 - "Speed Flags", Wignal Museum/Gallery, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA (Catalog)
"Allied Advances", Weintraub Thomas Gallery, Sacramento, CA
"Under a Shattering Fire", San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

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Group Exhibitions:

2003 - “The NEW JAYJAY” JAYJAY, Sacramento, CA
“Stuart Allen and Dean De Cocker”, 101 California Street”, San Francisco, CA

2002 - “Taken From the Sea”, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA
“Works from the Permanent Collection” Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA
“From Sculpture”, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
“Material and Meaning: A Sculpture Exhibit, Santa Monica College, Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2001 - “Imported or Domestic”, Deparel, Amsterdam, Holand
“Ever Since Icarus”, Lord Mori Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Constellations, A Faculty Exhibition”, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
“Essence Re-pared”, Tomodachi Gallery, New York, NY
“Mixed Bag”, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA
“Material Matters, Dean De Cocker, Matthew Furmanski and Richard Johnston”, Raid Projects, Santa Ana, CA (Catalog)
“Venice Art Walk Sculpture Exhibition”, Venice, CA

2000 - “New Works from the Permanent Collection”, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
“L.A. Art in the early 90’s<-Re Charge-> The Gift of Eileen and Peter Norton”, Laguna Beach Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
“The Spurgeon Experience II”, Spurgeon Building, Santa Ana, CA
“Dean De Cocker, David Lindberg, and William Speakman”, Inmo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Dean De Cocker and Roland Reiss”, City Hall Gallery, City of Claremont, Claremont, CA
“Pacific Shadows”, Dean De Cocker and Hoang Vu, Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA
“The Spurgeon Experience”, Spurgeon Building, Santa Ana, CA

1999 - “The Big Wave II”, Andrew-Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Circular Logic”, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1998 - “For Art’s Sake”, Pasadena Art Alliance Benefit Auction, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
“The Big Wave”, Andrew-Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1997 - “Fall Group Show”, Boritzer/Gray/Hamano Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
"100 Dollar Show", POST Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"The New Gallery Paradiso", Gallery Paradiso, Costa Mesa, CA
"L.A. International" Gallery Artist, Boritzer/Gray/Hamano Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

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Lectures:

2002 - “Dean De Cocker”, Artist Talk, California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

2001 - “Dean De Cocker”, Artist Talk, California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

2000 - “Dean De Cocker”, Artist talk, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
“Works from the Pacific”, Artist talk about work in exhibition, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA
“Practical Magic”, Lecture for grade school teachers on how to make art with limited resources, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA
“Dean De Cocker”, Artist talk, Claremont Graduate University
“Pacific Shadows”, Artist talk, Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA

1999 - “Dean De Cocker”, Artist talk, Davis Art Center, Davis, CA
“Whispering Distance”, Artist talk, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
“Dean De Cocker”, Artist talk, Yucipa High School, Yucipa, CA

1998 - “Dean De Cocker”, Artist talk, Cal Poly Pomona Art Department, Pomona, CA

1997 - “Speed Flags” Artist talk about work in exhibition, Wignal Museum/Gallery, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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Awards:

1996 -
Solo Exhibit, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

1994 - Solo Exhibit, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

1993 - Finalist for "Pomona Metro Rail Project", City of Pomona and L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Pomona, CA

1988-89 - Fellowship Recipient, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

Bibliography:

2002 - Frank, Peter. “Art pick of the week, Materials and Meaning: A Sculpture Exhibition”, The LA Weekly, Vol.24 No. 10

2001 - Dalkey, Victoria. “Dean DeCocker’s art: Made in Southern California, stylishly”, Sacramento Bee, December 9, 2001
Griffith, Jackson. “Pick, Silver wings”, Sacramento News and Review, Vol.13,No.35 November 29, 2001

2000 - Iannaccone, Carmine. “Dean De Cocker at Hunsaker/Schlesinger”, Art Issues,September/October 2000.
Ollman, Leah. “Art Reviews”, Los Angeles Times, Calendar, June 23, 2000
Frank, Peter. “Pick of the Week”, LA Weekly, Volume 22, Number 30, June 2000.
Gilbert, Rick. “Dean De Cocker and Michael Aschenbrenner at the Huntington Beach Art Center”, Art Week, Volume 31, Number 6
Flores, Angelique. “War and Remberance”, The Independent, April 6-12, 2000.

1999 - Jullian, Kimi. “Form Beyond Function”, Sacramento News and Review, Art, September 16, 1999.
Mayle, Marilyn. “Surveying the Local Art Scene”, The Davis Enterprise, September 21, 1999.
Art Alumni News, Cal Poly Pomona, College of Environmental Design Fall/Winter 1999-00 Issue, Volume 2, number 1.
Donelan, Martha. “Poetic minimalism”, Santa Barbara News Press, Feburary 5, 1999.
Richards, Niki. “Airborne Form”, The Independent, January 14, 1999.
Miles, Christopher. “Whispering Distance”, Catalog, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
Willette, Jeanne S.M.. “Whispering Distance”, Catalog, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

1997 - Pagel, David. “Speed Flags”, Catalog, Wignal Museum/Gallery.
Frank, Peter. "Skin and Bone", “Pick of the Week”, LA Weekly, Volume 19, Number 7, January 10-January 16, 1997.
"Continuing and Upcoming", ArtScene, Volume 16, Number 5, January, 1997

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Selected Collections:

- The Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA
- Laguna Beach Museum, Laguna, CA
- Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
- Sprint, Santa Clara, CA
- Joe and Chris Angeli, Fullerton, CA
- Bob Baker, Studio City, CA
- Gregory Baker, Los Angeles, CA
- John & Jill Bishop, Santa Barbara, CA
- Etan Boritzer, Santa Monica, CA
- Michael Brewster, Venice, CA
- Barry Berkus, Santa Barbara, CA
- Tera Cederquist, San Diego, CA
- Jim Chapman and Jennifer, Huntington Beach, CA
- Bob Chase and Diane Macolini, Sacramento, CA
- Jeri Coates, Los Angeles, CA
- Darlene De Angelo, Claremont, CA
- Steven De Pinto, Los Angeles, CA
- Lloyd Dennis, Claremont, CA
- Mark Emerson, Sacramento, CA
- Jennifer Faist, La Cañada-Flintridge, CA
- Rita Ferrie, Santa Barbara,CA
- Dan and Brynne Feldman, Marina del Rey, CA
- Sergio Ferreira, Encino, CA
- Jonathan Greenberg, Sacramento, CA
- Bob and Tina Hase, Chino, CA
- Joan Harkings, Pacific Palisades, CA
- Bob Hansen and Jill Perakis, Sacramento, CA
- Susan Joseph, Los Angeles, CA
- Lynda Jolley, Sacramento , CA
- Ranier Lang and Joyce Wisdom, Topanga, CA
- Susan Lindley, Claremont, CA
- Doug Judson, Sacramento, CA
- Lynda Jolley, Sacramento, CA
- Larry Lane, Mission Hills, CA
- Pamela Leeds, Venice, CA
- Howard and Irene Levine, Westlake Village, CA
- Daun Manning, Elk Grove, CA
- Peter and Eileen Norton Collection, Santa Monica, CA
- David Pagel, Los Angeles, CA
- Gregory B. Pasternack, Davis, CA
- Richard Bennett Gallery Collection, Los Angeles, CA
- Roland Reiss and Dawn Arrowsmith, Los Angeles, CA
- Daniel Saxon, Los Angeles, CA
- Pamela Skinner, Sacramento, CA
- Larry and Evey Solomon, La Jolla, CA
- Bob Smith, Sacramento, CA
- Randy Sommer, Santa Monica, CA
- Bob Spelman, La Jolla, CA
- Stouffer Hotel Corporation, Solon, OH
- Karen Sullivan, Los Angeles, CA
- Wade Tambara, Sacramento, CA
- Victoria Van Trees, Santa Monica, CA

Personal Information:

Born: 1961, Montebello, California
Resides: Turlock, California
Studios: Rosemead, California (Los Angeles Area) and Turlock California

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