Tuesday Talk: Christopher Cook

Tuesday Talk: Christopher Cook


Join artists, thinkers and curators to explore an aspect of their practice in a lunch-hour. Visiting speakers shape the form of their talk, so you can expect anything from in-depth discussion to a live performance.


Christopher Cook works exclusively in liquid graphite, using a technique which results in an apparent fusion of drawing and painting. His recent work draws on ‘Golden Age’ Dutch still-life painting to explore contemporary global capitalism.

Cook (b. 1959 North Yorkshire, UK) received his MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art in London. He has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Camden Art Centre, London; Haugesund Kunstforening, Norway; Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany; Stedelijk Museum Breda, Netherlands; Today Art Museum, China; Museum of Art at University of Memphis; and Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan. His works are in prominent public collections, including Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College; British Museum, London; Cleveland Museum of Art; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. In 2017, he received the Valeria Sykes Award. Cook lives and works in Devon, UK.