Rebecca Dimling Cochran, the founder of Cochran Arts LLC, is a visual arts advisor based in Atlanta, Georgia. For over twenty years, Cochran has provided advice to meet her clients’ ambitions including collection management, acquisition and sales, research analysis, value assessment, insurance and shipping. She has established a range of best practices over a variety of topics to enhance her clients’ art collections thereby ensuring their ongoing maintenance and value.
Cochran’s core expertise relates to art collections. For fifteen years, she served as curator of the privately-held Wieland Collection. In that role, she built the collection through acquisitions of national and international artists, wrote and published a 350-page catalog, oversaw three traveling exhibitions of the work and designed the installation of the collection in the wareHOUSE, a 21,000 square foot exhibition space.
Prior to that, Cochran worked for a number of public and private art institutions including the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta College of Art Gallery and the Jack Tilton Gallery in New York. She has organized numerous exhibitions including Art at the Edge: Social Turf at the High Museum of Art; Genevieve Arnold: A Retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia; and Radcliffe Bailey: Spiritual Migration and Vik Muniz: Reparté at the Atlanta College of Art Gallery. The latter also traveled to the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, and the CU Art Galleries in Boulder, Colorado.
Cochran is also a prolific writer, having published numerous articles on art and design. Her work has appeared in Art & Antiques, Art in America, Art on Paper, Art & Auction, Artforum.com, ArtsATL.com, Flash Art, Frieze, and Sculpture Magazine among others. She wrote the catalog essay for Homeward, Selections from the Wieland Collection as well as Susan Hiller for the Tate Gallery in Liverpool, England.
Cochran has taught courses on Modern and Contemporary Art for the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and the Continuing Education department of the Atlanta College of Art. She is a member of the Association of Art Museum Curators, the International Association of Art Critics, and the American Association of Museums. She received her Masters Degree from the Royal College of Art in London, a fine arts degree from the Maine College of Art and a certificate from Sotheby’s Works of Art program in London.