About Me

Artist Bio

Chris Cook is a fine art photographer (b.) from Brooklyn, New York. He is known for his evocative images of everyday life in New York City. Cook takes photographs to preserve stories and experiences that capture the human experience for future generations. His creative process incorporates traditional and digital printmaking techniques to create unique, one-of-a-kind prints.

During his journey, he assisted other photographers such as Ming Smith, Jamel Shabazz, and Ahmed Klink. Awards include the City Artist Corps Grant (2021), and Cook has held residencies at the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts (2021) and the AIM Fellowship at the Bronx Museum of the Arts (2020). Cook's photographs have been featured in a range of publications, including The Washington Post, Lomography, and ABC News. 

Cook has exhibited in galleries and conducted chats and workshops throughout New York State.  Solo exhibitions include “Am I Next?” 2021 at Welancora Gallery  It showcased his documentation of the "Black Lives Matter" movement (May 2020–September 2020). In 2021, the Valentine Museum of Art acquired 160 of his "Black Lives Matter" photographs. Cook published his latest monograph, "Black Lives Matter," from his solo exhibition in September 2021. Some recent acquisitions come from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NYU Special Collections, the Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library at Medgar Evers College, Cornell University Library Special Collections, Princeton University Special Collections, the University of Pennsylvania Special Collections, and Yale University Special Collections.

Artist CV

Selected Exhibitions (Solo Shows)

September 14th – October 15th, 2022
Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba
2nd Solo Show Exhibition

February 13th – April 10th, 2021
Am I Next? - Welancora Gallery
1st Solo Show Exhibition

Selected Exhibitions (Group Shows)

October 20th 2022 – January 14th, 2023
Resistance For Freedom
Group Exhibition curated by Kay Hickman
Hamilton Landmark Galleries

June 4th 2022 – December 31st 2022
Group Exhibition curated by Jamel Shabazz
Presented By: Prospect Park Alliance, MPB AND Photoville

December 3rd 2021 – March 3rd 2022
SHIM/Darkroom: Winter 2021 Exhibition
Group Exhibition curated by Lucia Rollow
Bushwick Community Darkroom

September 30th – October 2nd, 2021
If You Can Make It
Group Exhibition supported by
City Artist Corps and NYFA grants

August 6th, 2021 – September 30th, 2021
Inside/Out, part of “Magic Hour” in Seaport District
Group Exhibition curated by Bri LaBoss 

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