EVA COCKCROFT studied Art History at Rutgers University, and English at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She was an artist, writer, and muralist who worked on community oriented public art for two decades. Her murals grace the walls of cities like Los Angeles, Berlin, Long Beach, New York City, New Jersey, New York State and Nicaragua. She published two books and numerous essays in Art in America, Artforum, and the New Art Examiner. She taught at UC Irvine; her work is in several public collections including the Eli Broad Family Foundation the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Wilfredo Lam Institute in Havana, Cuba. Up until her death in 1999, she lived and worked in Venice, CA.