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Malcolm Cochran Receives ISC's 2017 Outstanding Educator Award

Monday, February 13, 2017  
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Malcolm Cochran Receives International Sculpture Center's 2017 Outstanding Educator Award

Malcolm Cochran, Professor of Art at The Ohio State University, Columbus, has been awarded the prestigious International Sculpture Center's Outstanding Educator Award for 2017. Malcolm Cochran has created large-scale sculptures, installations, and site-specific public art since the late 1970s. His projects often develop in response to a particular place or location; other works are more introspective and originate in personal circumstances and events. Cochran has no primary medium or signature form, but strong threads run through his work: the importance of place and a strongly implied human presence are central to many of the pieces, and the works often imply narrative possibilities. His work is archived at
The International Sculpture Center (ISC) established the "Outstanding Educator Award" program in 1996 to recognize individual artist-educators who have excelled at teaching sculpture in institutions of higher learning. An exemplary career combining personal studio practice and measurable academic performance form the evaluative basis of this award.

Successful candidates for this award are masters of sculptural history, theory, processes and techniques, who have devoted a major part of their careers to the education of the next generation and to the advancement of the sculpture field as a whole.  Past winners include: Linda Fleming, of California College of the Arts; Mary Neubauer, of Arizona State University; Aristotle Georgiades, of the University of Wisconsin Madison; Wayne Potratz, of the University of Minnesota, MN; Winifred Lutz, of Tyler School of Art, PA; Ron Pederson, of Aquinas College, MN; Edward Mayer, of the University at Albany, NY; Patricia Renick, of the University of Cincinnati, OH; Joseph Seipel, of Virginia Commonwealth University, VA; Morio Shinoda, of the University of Tsukuba, Japan; Julius Schmidt, of The University of Iowa, IA; and George Beasley, of Georgia State University, GA.
The 2017 program resulted in an exceptional number of faculty nominations from thirty-two (32) institutions of higher learning from five (5) countries.  The unanimous vote for the selection of Malcolm Cochran as the award recipient from this large pool of applicants is a testament to the dedication and excellence demonstrated by this educator.
Malcolm Cochran will be the subject of a feature article in the International Sculpture Center's award winning publication Sculpture magazine, as well as on the ISC website at Malcolm will be presented with an award at a ceremony at a later date.


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