Susanne Cockrell & Ted Purves

Susanne Cockrell and Ted Purves are Oakland-based artists whose collaboration began with Temescal Amity Works, a project that facilitated and documented the exchange of backyard produce, conversation, and collective biography in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland. Cockrell teaches at California College of the Arts (CCA) as an associate professor, and Purves is the founder of CCA's MFA in Social Practice, and the current chair of the graduate Fine Arts program. Purves is also the author of What We Want Is Free: Generosity and Exchange in Recent Art (SUNY Press, 2005). Their work has been awarded many grants and awards, from institutions including the Creative Capital Foundation, the Elise and Walter Haas Foundation, the Center for Cultural Innovation, and the Oakland Office of Cultural Affairs.
Sunday, September 18, 2011