About Me

Artist Bio


Christopher Cook is a New York-based artist born and raised in Brooklyn. After a friend recommended one of his very first cameras, a Canon AE-1; he began photographing his neighborhood. Cook has exhibited his work in gallery exhibitions throughout New York State, from Lower East Side to upstate Auburn. He is a recent alumnus from the AIM Fellowship of Bronx Museum of the Arts. Valentine Museum of Art acquired 150 photographs of his Black Lives Matter photographs. Winter of 2021 Cook had a solo exhibition at Welancora Gallery, “Am I Next?” in February. The exhibit showcased his project documenting the Black Lives Matter Movement from May 2020 to September 2020. Cook is recent alumnus from his artist in residence at Saltonstall Foundation, Ithaca New York in Summer of 2021.

Artist CV


September 2018
Metro Texture lll – Con Artist Collective
Group Show in Lower East Side

November 2018
Cultural Center of Cape Cod – Apertures 2018 Awards
2nd Place

March 2019 – May 2019
Schweinfurth Art Center
Made in NY 2019
Group Show in Auburn, NY

August 2019 – October 2019
Schweinfurth Art Center
Group Show in Auburn, NY

January 2020 – December 2020
AIM Fellowship
Bronx Museum of the Arts

September 3 – 17, 2020
Bathing in Blackness: A Necessary New Order
Group Exhibition curated by Kamra Hakim

February 13 – April 10, 2021
Am I Next?
Solo Show by Welancora Gallery

February 24, 2021
Virtual Photo Exhibit and Artist Talk
Megar Evers College

June 7, 2021
Artist Talk about Black Lives Matter
The Scholar’s Academy HS

June 14, 2021 – July 12th, 2021
Artist Residency
Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts

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

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