Born in New Zealand and raised in the United States, Hugh Pocock's work seeks to integrate the dynamics of natural and cultural phenomena. Organic materials, such as water, air, salt, wood and earth and the processes of labor and industry are the platforms on which Pocock's work are built. The history and metaphor of the human relationship to natural resources, time and energy are among the issues Pocock investigates in his sculptures, installations, performances and videos. Over the past three decades, he has shown his work in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Santa Fe and Baltimore as well as internationally in the former Soviet Union, Germany and China. He received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and then completed his MFA in New Genres at UCLA.
Hugh Pocock is a full time faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art and is the founding Coordinator of the Concentration in Sustainability and Social Practice.
He is Co-Facilitator of the Global Ecologies Studio taught annually at the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan , Ireland
Some of his work can be found on his "under construction" website https://hughpocock.com/