Rebecca Dimling Cochran is a visual arts professional based in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 2004, she has served as Curator of the Wieland Collection. In that role she continues to build the collection through acquisitions of national and international artists, designs the installation of the artwork, handles loans and is responsible for the collection maintenance. In 2010, the Wieland Collection moved to the wareHOUSE, a 20,000 sq. foot space open by appointment.
Prior to her work at the Wieland Collection, Cochran worked at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Jack Tilton Gallery in New York. She also served as Interim Director of the Atlanta College of Art Gallery. 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 freelance art critic, writing for numerous publications focusing primarily on art and design. Her articles have 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 has published numerous exhibition catalogs including Susan Hiller for the Tate Gallery in Liverpool, England; Susan Cofer for Solomon Projects in Atlanta; and Zoe Hersey for Atlanta’s Fay Gold Gallery.
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 International Association of Art Critics, the Atlanta Press Club, and the American Association of Museums. Cochran received her undergraduate degree from the Maine College of Art, a certificate from Sotheby’s Works of Art program in London, and her Masters Degree from the Royal College of Art in London.