Lorraine Cooke

UK and Cyprus, United Kingdom

Biography

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...
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Exhibitions

2019 Vivacity 'Open Exhibition,' Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, UK, (Current exhibition- 29th March- 26th May.)

2018 RCA Secret 2018, the Darwin building, The Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London.

Spectacular Abstracts Collection, Artzine international painting collection, Artzine.

Hahnemule touring Print exhibition 2017- 2018 UK. RedDot Art Consultancy:

Art Space- Cambridge, The New Cut- Halesworth, Nunn’s Yard- Norwich, Garage Gallery- Norwich, Tiny Nijman studio and Gallery- Stow- on- the- Wold, The Cotswolds, Artspace- Woodbridge, Suffolk. Wingfield Barns Galleries, Suffolk.

Art in response to Music, European Capital of Culture project, Paphos, Cyprus. (Initiated and facilitated by Lorraine Cooke.)

2016 Bridging Culture, European Capital of Culture project. Paphos, Cyprus. (Initiated and facilitated by Lorraine Cooke.)

2015 Mural- Paphos Ancient and Modern, European Capital of Culture project, Paphos,Cyprus. (Initiated and facilitated by Lorraine Cooke.)

Women and Art, Technopolis Cultural Centre, Paphos, Cyprus.

RCA Secret 15, Dyson Gallery, The Royal College of Art, London.

Secret Dubai, in conjunction with Art Dubai and RCA Secret, United Arab Emirates.

2014 Inspired by Miro, Saatchi international collection. Saatchi online- Artist of recognition.

Small works exhibition, Rochester Art Centre, (ROCO) New York, USA.

Stewarts Law RCA Secret 2014, The Royal College of Art, London.

2013 Alumni Summer Show, Northampton University, England.

European Capital of Culture mosaic project, public installation, Paphos.

2012 Open Show, Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2011 MA Fine Art Degree Show, Northampton University, Larnaca, Cyprus.

Reactions, CCA Gallery, Cyprus (Two- person exhibition.)

2010 Winter Exhibition, CCA Gallery, Cyprus.

Rebirth, Art1821, Norwich, England (curated by Lorraine Cooke.)

Seductive perspectives, Art1821, Norwich, England (Two- person exhibition.)

2009 A Winters Tale, Reunion gallery, Felixstowe, Suffolk, England.

Christmas Unwrapped, Babylon Gallery, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.

Troika 8- Open International, Dragon Hall Museum, Norwich, England.

RCA Secret 09, Gulbenkian gallery, The Royal College of Art, London.

Norwich Print Fair, St. Margaret’s Art gallery, Norwich, England.

Lorraine Cooke- A retrospective, Playhouse Theatre, Norwich, England (solo exhibition.)

AA2A Show, Mandells gallery, Norwich, England. (curated by Lorraine Cooke.)

AA2A Show, Norwich University College of the Arts, Norwich, Norfolk, (curated by Lorraine
Cooke.)

Winter Exhibition, The Norwich gallery, Norwich, Norfolk.

2008 Doric Arts Gallery, Holt, Norfolk.

2007 The Cut Open, New Cut Arts Gallery, Halesworth, Suffolk.

2006 Open Exhibition, The Halesworth Gallery, Suffolk, England (invited artist.)

Five women, The Hobart gallery, Blickling Hall, Holkham, Norfolk, England.

Land and Urban Scapes, Wembley Point, London, (Two- person exhibition.)

2nd Open Competition Exhibition 06, Byard Art gallery, Cambridge, England.

2005 Winter Show, The Thin Cube gallery, Bylaugh Hall, Norfolk, England (invited artist.)

Fringe 05, Bally galleries, the 7th Norfolk Fringe- Arts and Music festival, Norwich.

Waterloo Summer Open, Waterloo Gallery, London.

Inscape, The Assembly House, Norwich, England (solo exhibition.)

Landscape revisited, The Priory, Haywards Heath, Targetfollow exhibition. West Sussex, England (solo
exhibition.)

Prints 04/05 Artlink exchange gallery, Hull, Humberside.

2004 RCA Secret 04, Gulbenkian gallery, The Royal College of Art, London.

Fringe 04 with Articulate, Bally galleries, Norwich, England, (curated by Articulate.)

Articulate, The Assembly House, Norwich, England, (curated by Lorraine Cooke.)

Art on the railings, St. Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich, England, (Founded by Articulate.)

Royale Academy Summer Show, Fringe of East International, The Shed gallery, Norwich.

2003 Degree Show, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich, England.

2002 Autumn Exhibition, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich, England, (solo exhibition.)

Land Art, Warham Salt marsh, Norfolk, England (solo installation.)

Six Go East, Oriental Arts Centre, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

Synthetic, St. Margaret’s Art gallery, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

2001 Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich, England (solo exhibition.)

2000 Liverpool John- Moores University, Liverpool, Merseyside, England (solo exhibition.)

1999 Foundation Art and Design Show, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich.

1998 Innovations, County Hall, Norwich, Norfolk, England.
2019 Vivacity 'Open Exhibition,' Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, UK, (Current exhibition- 29th March- 26th May.)

2018 RCA Secret 2018, the Darwin building, The Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London.

Spectacular Abstracts Collection, Artzine international painting collectio...
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Press

Profile, Training, Awards and Publications:

2003- Present. Professional artist and curator.

2019- Publication- Issue 19 of Storehouse Magazine, Norwich University of the Arts. Article by Lorraine Cooke- 'Landscape as a discourse.'

2019- Publication.- June issue, A5 Magazine. Featured artist with a review of Cooke's current practice by art historian Laura Williams (Director of Art1821.)

2019- Publication- May issue, The Critical Fish Magazine. Featured artist.

2019- Publication- March issue, A5 Magazine. Featured artist.

2019- Publication- Winter, issue 1. Random Sample literary journal. 'Six paintings by Lorraine Cooke.'

2018- Shortlisted for the Artzine Artprize 2018.

2018- Selected for the Spectacular Abstracts Collection, Artzine painting collection.

2017- European Capital of Culture- Paphos 2017 participant (projects initiator and
coordinator.)

2014- Artist of recognition with work featured in the 'Inspired by Miro' Saatchi art collection.

2011- Graduated from Northampton University with an MA in Fine Art- with commendation.

2011- Award - Winner of the Bonarota Michelangelo Award for a series of works produced in response to Cyprus. Awarded by Dr. Stass Paraskos.

2010- Assistant Director and art consultant of ART1821 Gallery, Norwich, www.art1821.com

2009- AA2A Artist of the Year 09 (Award by National University residency scheme.)

2009- Publication- AA2A, An interview with Lorraine Cooke, a-n magazine (May 2009 edition.)

2008-2009 AA2A resident artist at Norwich University of the Arts.

2007- Publication- Drawing Workshop II, published by Dorling Kindersley. Featured artist in book publication.

2004- Shortlisted for the Babylon gallery award for an emerging artist.

2003- Graduated from Norwich School of Art and Design.

Profile, Training, Awards and Publications:

2003- Present. Professional artist and curator.

2019- Publication- Issue 19 of Storehouse Magazine, Norwich University of the Arts. Article by Lorraine Cooke- 'Landscape as a discourse.'

2019- Publication.- June issue, A5 Magazine....
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Influences

Abstract Surrealism, Asian Art, Zen painting, Calligraphic line, Inscape, Contemporary landscape painting. Kandinsky, Miro, Klee, Gorky, Matta, Mehretu.
Abstract Surrealism, Asian Art, Zen painting, Calligraphic line, Inscape, Contemporary landscape painting. Kandinsky, Miro, Klee, Gorky, Matta, Mehretu.

Lorraine Cooke

UK and Cyprus, United Kingdom

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