A native of Finland, Tarja Cockell has a degree in textile and design majoring in weaving. She works in mixed textile mediums to create her contemporary wall art pieces. Her work is influenced by Scandinavian style of simplicity and clean lines, which she applies to her functional and fine art pieces. Themes vary from still life and nature to abstract colorations. Her images provide gestures just bringing up the essence of the forms leaving space for the imagination.

Her studio is in artist community at Western Avenue Studios in the old mill city of Lowell, MA. She is a juried member of NH Craftsmen's League and she is showing her work in their Annual Fair at Mount Sunapee.

 

 

Solo Exhibitions 

The Gallery at Villageworks. West Acton, MA
"Textures and Surfaces"
Jan-Feb 2018

Concord Art Association Members Gallery, Concord, MA

Emerging Layers, April 2013

The Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell, MA
Shapes and Silhouettes 

April 27- May 22, 2011

 

 

Selected Exhibitions

The Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell MA
Paper Transformed By Tarja Cockell and Barbara Fletcher, April 2019

 

Essex Art Center, Sidell Gallery, Lawrence MA
Outside the Ordinary, exhibition by Joined by Stitch Group
 

Concord Art Association, Concord MA
Member's Juried II, 2019


The Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell, MA
Wood and Woven by Tarja Cockell and Kevin Connolly, 2017

Concord Art Association, Concord, MA
Members Juried II award, 2016

Concord Art Association, Concord, MA
Roddy Competition, 2015

Ayer Lofts Gallery, Lowell, MA
"Form, Function and Fantasy"
April 2- April 26, 2015

The Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell MA
Texture + Terrain; Intertwining Perspectives by Tarja Cockell and Sus Iserbyt
September 2014

Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge MA                                           

11th National Prize Show, May 31st - July 5th 2012

Concord Art Association, Concord MA

Members Juried II, 2012

 

Concord Art Association, Concord MA

Frances N. Roddy Competition Award, 2011

 

Brush Gallery, Lowell MA

Once and for A.L.L, 2011

 

Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

Members Juried II, 2011

 

Kathryn Schults Gallery, Cambridge MA

Northeast Prize Show, 2010

 

The Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell, MA

Illusions in Fiber by Tarja Cockell and Signe Kaleel,  2009

 

Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

Roddy Competition, 2008

 

Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

Members Juried II , 2008