Lorraine Cooke | Artist , Curator | Norwich | Art Jobs
Country: United Kingdom
City: Norwich
Industry: Fine Arts
Professional Title: Artist , Curator
Specialties: Painting, printmaking, exhibition curation

- About -

Cooke graduated from Norwich School of Art and Design in 2003 with a BA(hons) in Fine Art and from Northampton University in 2011 with an MA 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 exhibited in 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 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 in achievement of a series of paintings made in response to Cyprus during 2010/ 2011. 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 for the Paphos European Capital of Culture 2017 award and continues to develop her own practice with a focus on cultural influences of this experience. Cooke's work is currently featured in the Artzine Art Spectacular Abstracts collection and she was shortlisted for the international Artzine Art Prize 2018 and elected as an AA2A Engage Member (active role model for students, providing insights into professional life as an artist and into the creative community outside UK universities and colleges.) Her work has been recently published in Random Sample Literary Journal (US) and The Critical Fish Arts and culture journal (UK.) Cooke exhibited at Peterborough Museum in the 'Open exhibition 2019'.