About Maya

Maya smilingMaya Cochrane is origionally from Canada, moving to London in 2007 to study Architecture. She is formally trained in Architecture at the University of Manitoba and then at the Bartlett, University College London. Her interest is in working on the threshold between art and architecture.

Artist Statement
My interest is in the ephemeral and transitory nature of everyday life, through the observation of everyday rituals and gestures that form and shape our understanding of the world. These ephemeral rituals are transformed through a series of experimental processes that begin to shape and define the creation of unique imagery. This arises from a questioning of the threshold between the forms of representation and the actual acts observed. The exploration of tools, different drawing surfaces and means of capturing gestures that are applied to these surfaces form the basis of my practice based research. The work takes upon a variety of forms and mediums each medium unique to its individual practice. There are drawings created through the movement of light on the body, drawings created out of ink on ice and drawings created by the sweeping of the broom. All of these methods have the exploration of gesture and transitory processes at their centre. They all provide us with a new lenses by which to look at and record our ephemeral existence.

Contact Details:

2008-2010 Masters of Architecture/Diploma Part 2
The Bartlett School of Architecture University College London

Research interests: Interactivity, Responsive Architecture, Spatial Habitation &Temporal Architectural Systems, Ephemeral and Transitory Architecture.

2004–2007 B.A. Environmental Design Faculty of Architecture
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Research Interest: Memory, Palimpsest, Layering

2000-2001 Fine Arts Student Exchange Rotary
Vidergoende Skole, Kongsvinger, Norway


March 2012 Design 2012, London UK
February 2011 Solo Exhibition at FAUM gallery, Winnipeg Canada
July 2010 Bartlett School of Architecture end of year exhibition
July 2009 Bartlett School of Architecture end of year exhibition
2006 Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba end of year exhibition
2005 Exhibited at GOSA gallery part of University of Manitoba Art Walk

2009 Maya Cochrane, Mapping Ephemeral Movement, image on front cover of Graduate Program brochure for the University College London, London England