Courtney Cook is an American born emerging artist from the Northern Rivers region of NSW. Using the landscape and process of painting to explore our connections to individual selves, the other and our psyche, her paintings are  psychological landscapes sitting in the threshold between abstraction and representation. Her use of domestic objects and textiles as a metaphor erase memory and create it simultaneously. Her paintings are often layered and layered, creating a narrative and story like a jumbled timeline, however they have a cohesiveness which is like the tapestry of life, 

 

Born in Palm Springs, California, Courtney attended California State University Long Beach as a photography major.  Courtney left university to open a floral design studio in Newport Beach, California. In 2008 upon arriving in Australia, she attended Sydney Design School where she received a Highly Commended Cert IV in Interiors and a Highly Commended for Advanced Colour. Cook then went on to teach Colour and Colour Theory at Sydney Design School prior to becoming a mother in 2011.  Cook relocated to the Northern Rivers in 2012. In 2015 Cook attended the Byron School of Arts Visual Arts course. In 2017 she was awarded the BSA Graduate/Northern Rivers Community Gallery award of a solo show in the NRCG.  Cook has been in several group shows and has had a handful of solo shows. In 2019 she attended a month long residency at the Arteles Art Residency in Hämeenkyrö, Finland.

 

 

 

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