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As an artist, filmmaker, educator and eco-activist, Cathy Cook has been creating award winning films since the early 1980’s. Cook’s practice is grounded in scientific and social research. She uses installation, collage, moving images, sound, and animation to employ a non-linear aesthetic that evokes the visceral reality of lived experiences. Recurring subjects include environmentalism, the evolving human body, aging, and feminism. 

Cook has exhibited her work internationally in both solo and group shows including MOMA, The Whitney Museum, PBS, PS.1 Contemporary Art Center, and numerous other venues. In 2001, Cook was awarded a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. 

Currently she is an Associate Professor in Visual Arts – Cinematic Arts at UMBC. Cook migrates between Baltimore and Wisconsin; the latter where she lives on a small swampy lake and shares residence with cranes, loons, eagles, badgers, deer, herons, and coyotes.

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Photo by John Shimon

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