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Rollin Kocsis was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. He attended Indiana University in Bloomington and graduated with honors in 1971 with a B. S. in art education. He moved to Memphis that same year, and began his teaching career with the Memphis City Schools. Rollin was an art and photography instructor with the city schools for 37 years. He retired from teaching in 1991. Rollin holds two advanced degrees in the arts. He earned a Masters of Teaching in Art Education in 1977, and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting in 1991 from Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis).
In his long artistic career, Rollin Kocsis has participated in many juried exhibitions, and has shown his work in group and solo shows throughout the United States. He has won a number of local, regional, and national awards. He is a member and a trustee of the international arts organization The Energy Art Movement.
Currently, Rollin is the curator at Gallery Fifty Six in Memphis, Tennessee. He is also represented by the Sara Howell Gallery in Jonesboro, Arkansas; Gallery Swarm in Chicago, Illinois, and Gallery Fifty Six in Memphis.