OSIRIS is a series of twenty-eight dramatic archival inkjet prints. Connoting the Egyptian God of the afterlife and resurrection, Peter Cochrane’s OSIRIS exists as a “tribute to trauma and recovery in all their iterations.” Reflecting on his own experiences and subsequent recoveries, Cochrane produced this series of twenty-eight porcelain self-portraits–each representing one year of his life leading up to the time he made the original mask mold. These masks were then broken in cathartic gesture, and repaired using kintsugi, a Japanese ceramic repair technique which “honors each crack and fissure with gold lacquer.” Using this sculptural metaphor, Cochrane shares a way in which to honor and grow from the pain attached to traumatic lived experiences.

Peter Cochrane received a dual BA in Art and Art History from San Francisco State University, and his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he is currently a lecturer. Cochrane has had five solo exhibitions since 2015, this being his sixth, and has exhibited widely across the United States since 2010. His work has appeared in publications such as BOMB, Headmaster, The San Francisco Chronicle, make/shift, SFAQ/NYAQ/AQ, Artslant, the de Young Museum, the Vermont Center for Photography, the Tokyo International Photo Awards, among others. Cochrane’s work is included in several private and public collections, including in the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Illinois.