Cameron Hockenson was born in the United States, and has lived between
the United States and Europe for over a decade.
He earned a Bachelors degree in
Landscape Architecture from California Polytechnic State University with a
concentration in Environmental Design, and a MFA from the San Francisco Art
Initially studying architecture, Hockenson was
influenced by the theories of Christopher Alexander, and critiques of design by
Bernard Rudofsky, as well as the poignancy of landscape memorialists like Maya
Lin. His sculpture adapted the material sensibilities of British land artists,
evolving to embrace diverse human and non-human vernaculars in the environments
where he works. Through materials, context, and performative walks, Hockenson’s
site-specific practice engages issues of biocultural diversity as a unique
answer to the question of place.
Cameron Hockenson has shown
domestically and internationally at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery,
San Francisco, California; the Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, California;
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California; Marin Museum of Modern
Art, Marin, California; I-Park Foundation, Connecticut; Artist’s Open Atelier,
Kamiyama Artist in Residence Program, Kamiyama, Shikoku, Japan; the Camargo
Foundation, Cassis, Provence, France; Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain;, the
5X5 Project for the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and is included
in international collections like Arte Sella / Incontri Internazionali Arte
Natura, Borgo Valsugana, Italy.