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
- Professional Status