As an artist I am deeply inspired by nature. In my paintings and monotypes, this translates into a complex mix of emotions and color, depicting what I perceive of my natural surroundings. In them I attempt to capture the varied experiences of my life as a landscape designer and naturalist. I use organic permutations of line, color, and brushstroke to represent indigenous forms of plant life and their landscape settings, and portray their intimate relationship with our planet. When applying layers of opaque under-paintings, mixed with transparent glazes, I am reminded of the sensation of holding fresh earth, moist and pregnant with potential growth. As I manipulate inks and color on the plate, using “pour-and-shift” printmaking techniques, and paint media to represent landscapes, I feel a sense of control over the obstinate atmospheric elements of the weather systems I create. As in the creation of the landscapes, my depiction of architectural elements reveals my need to express the psychological drama of life, as explored through manmade structures, in which layers of personal history lie within the walls. Painting architectural elements at precise angles, with opaque and transparent brushstrokes, creates a personal serenity in my work. Conversely, at times it is transformed into a geometric embodiment of my emotional states, repressed memories, and imagined moments, including at times, the familiar monotony and quiescence of my life.
I view my art as a personal investigation into nested interconnecting systems within systems. The landscapes and interior architectures become metaphors for drama, pathos, and moods. It is the investigation into the importance of these familiar subjects that allows me to materialize my perceptions of consciousness. The process of making these subjects transform from an internalized feeling into a physical image is very satisfying, as my work becomes the witness to a visual truth within the artistic discussion of my life.
—Yenny Cocq, 2013
Born 1967 in Hamburg Germany,
Residence in Jacona, New Mexico
Education / Teaching
2007-2011 – Golden Acrylics Working Artists Program teaching acrylic techniques in Scandinavia.
2007-2009 – Opening of Yenny (Art School and Gallery) in Los Alamos, NM private and group classes in Printmaking, Acrylic Painting.
2004-2011 – Printmaking, Lithography, Copenhagen Denmark teaching and artist service at Gallerivaerkstedet a fine art printmaking shop and gallery
1999-2003 – Santa Fe Community College, College Continuous class work in fine arts
1998 – Permaculture Designer Certification, Teaching with Permaculture Drylands Institute, land projects
1992 – MBA, University of New Mexico, College of Santa Fe
1992 – Various Coursework in Fine Arts,College of Santa Fe
1988 – BBA University of Hamburg Germany
1986 – Diploma, Major in Fine Arts,
Hansa Gymnasium, Hamburg, Germany
Gallerievaerksted monoprints, lithographs, paintings, sculpture
Gl. Kongevej 131
1850 Frederiksberg, Copenhagen
Santa Fe Society of Artists Annual shows since 2001, juried shows
Fuller Lodge Art Center Los Alamos, NM
Occasions Scottsdale AZ 85251
Forms Gallery Del Rey Beach, FL
Rangewest, Santa Fe NM
Smith Klein Gallery Boulder , CO
Taos Blue Taos, NM
Elysee Fine Art, Santa Fe , NM
Galleri Elise Toft Kolding, DK
2014 – Gallerivaerkstedet
2010-11-12 – Herning Art Expo annual event
2005-2011 – Kunst Messe DK annual event
2001-2013 – Santa fe Society of Artists annual juried shows 20 events annually
2004-2012 – Gallerivaerkstedet annual shows
2009-2012 – Gallerie Elise Toft Kolding Denmark
2009-2012 – Froms Gallery Delrey Beach FL.
2009-2010 – 2011 Solo Show Galleri Elise Toft annual
2009 – Opening of Atelier Gallery Yenny Cocq, Frederiksberg Alle, Copenhagen
2005-2009 – Galleri Britta Strandvejen Colenhagen Denmark
2007-2008 – various monthly art club shows, particpation in Kuntmesse DK, Artville, Girls Inc. and the likes.
2007 – Corporate Show and Collection Shell Oil, European Headquarters
2006 – Opening of “YENNY” Sudio Gallery in Los Alamos, NM