Cooke graduated from Norwich School of Art and Design in 2003 with a BA(hons) in Fine Art. Since graduating Cooke has been working as a professional artist and curator. In 2004 she was shortlisted for the 'Babylon gallery Award' for an emerging artist and was also selected to exhibit at the 'fringe of East International.' Cooke exhibits both nationally and internationally. In 2006 she was selected for the '2nd Open Competition Exhibition' at Byard Art Gallery, selected by the former Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Cooke’s talent was acknowledged after completing an 'AA2A residency' (Artists Access to Art school- national residency scheme) at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA), when her work was published in a-n magazine and she was awarded the coveted title- AA2A Artist of the Year 2009. Following this success Cooke was offered the position of Assistant Director and Art Consultant of Art1821 gallery, where she had the opportunity to curate 'Rebirth,' a major international exhibition in collaboration with the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and culture and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. Cooke was presented with the Cyprus Bonarota Award (by Dr. Stass Paraskos) in achievement of a series of paintings made in response to Cyprus during 2010/ 2011 and went on to gain an MA in Fine Art from Northampton University. She is featured by Saatchi as an 'Artist of recognition' with work included in the 'Inspired by Miro' Saatchi collection. Cooke initiated and led a number of projects in Cyprus for the 'European Capital of Culture' 2017 programme and continues to develop her own practice with a focus on the cultural influences of this experience. She was shortlisted for the 'Artzine Art prize' in 2018. Cooke's work has been recently published in 'Random Sample' literary journal (US) and 'The Critical Fish' Art and culture journal (UK.) Her work was on exhibition at Peterborough Museum as part of the Vivacity 'Open Exhibition 2019'.
Cooke graduated from Norwich School of Art and Design in 2003 with a BA(hons) in Fine Art. Since graduating Cooke has been working as a professional artist and curator. In 2004 she was shortlisted for the 'Babylon gallery Award' for an emerging artist and was also selected to exhibit at the...Read more →