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Justin R. Cock­rell (they/​them) is craft artist, print­maker, and story­teller from Colum­bus, Ohio, currently living, learn­ing, and making in Rich­mond, Virginia. Their prac­tice is rooted in the objects and mate­ri­als that relate to the concept of home” and explore ways that queer­ness, grief, and race can shape domes­tic space. Focus­ing in textile they trans­late tech­niques such as natural dyeing, quilt­ing, and stitch along with wood and metal to chron­i­cle a magical realist perspec­tive of the grotesque and beau­ti­ful truths of being raised on the inter­net in the begin­ning of the end of world. They have exhib­ited in the Made in VA 2022 exhi­bi­tion at the Virginia MOCA in Virginia Beach and To Keep You Warm: an exhi­bi­tion of quilts at the Ander­son Gallery in Rich­mond, Virginia. Justin is currently pursu­ing a BFA in craft/​material studies and BA in Spanish at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Richmond, VA
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