Cockrill’s first solo exhibition was held in 1984 in London. He rapidly established an international reputation, with subsequent solo exhibitions being held in Dusseldorf and with Bernard Jacobson both in London and New York. A retrospective was held at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool in 1995 and a further retrospective at the Royal West of England Academy in 1998. Cockrill’s work has been included in many group exhibitions throughout Europe and in Australia.
Arts Council of Great Britain
Welsh Arts Council
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Contemporary Arts Society
University of Liverpool
D G Bank
Centro Cultural Arte Contempraneo, Polanco, Mexico
Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport
Ulster Museum, Belfast
The Leicester Collection
Royal Academy of Arts, London
signed, dated 1997 and titled verso
Christies South Kensington, December 2007
Private Collection, 2007 - 2017
Painted some two years after his major retrospective at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Green Fuse is part of a significant body of work exploring interlacing grids of linear brushwork. The Dilation Series refers directly to the way the pupils enlarge in response to optical stimuli.