Steven Leyden Cochrane is a multidisciplinary visual artist, writer, and educator from Tampa, Florida. His practice, which spans a broad range of media and exhibition strategies, reconsiders received understandings of art objects as repositories of meaning or history and as vehicles for personal expression. His research interests include Conceptual Art practice, constructions of artistic identity, theory of mind, miscommunication and misremembering, fan art, home décor, pre-modern painting technique, stained glass, Minimal sculpture, the subtropics, scientific imagery, and Mariah Carey. He earned a BFA in painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2006 and completed his MFA in studio arts at the University of Windsor in 2009. His work has been featured in exhibitions across Canada, and his work and critical writing has appeared in nationwide publications including Fuse Magazine, Canadian Dimension, and CV2. Since December 2011, he has written weekly reviews of Winnipeg exhibitions, originally in Uptown Magazine and currently for the Winnipeg Free Press. He has held instructor positions at the University of Windsor and the University of Manitoba, teaching courses on drawing, image-based media, and critical theory. He is currently based in Winnipeg.