Mr Christopher Cook

Mr Christopher Cook

Associate Professor (Reader) in Painting

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)


Painting Area Coordinator (Fine Art)

Land/Water Research Steering Group

Faculty Research Committee

Research Mentoring sub-committee

Research Environment Committee


M.A. (RCA)
Italian Government Scholar

Teaching interests


English Landscape Tradition

Italian Renaissance Painting

Indian Art

Japanese Art

Research interests

Research through practice drawing/painting interfaces

late pagan/early Christian Roman architecture

photographic references in contemporary painting

Indian Art

Japanese and Chinese Ink Painting traditions

Other research

Contemporary Poetry
Systems Texts
Zen Buddhism

Grants & contracts

AHRB Small Grant 2000
Arts Council of England Award 2000- 2001
British Council Grant to Artists 2004
AHRC Small Grant 2005

Daiwa Foundation Award 2005
British Council grants to artists 2006
PAS Scholarship, British School at Rome 2009-10
Bogliasco Fellowship, 2013

Creative practice & artistic projects

Solo shows (2004 -)

Art Museum,University of Memphis , USA

Hirschl Contemporary Art London

CalState University, Long Beach, USA

Yokohama Museum, Japan

Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

Mary Ryan Gallery New York

Fine Art Society London

Peninsula Arts, Plymouth

Langgeng Foundation, Jogjakarta, Indonesia


Mary Ryan Gallery New York October 2013

Research groups

  • Centre for Media, Art & Design Research (MADr)

6 exhibition catalogues
3 artist bookworks
3 volumes of Poetry

Reports & invited lectures

University of Memphis USA 2004
CalState Long Beach USA 2004
Moshashino University, Tokyo, Japan 2005

Today Art Museum, Beijing 2007
Royal Academy Schools London 2009
SCAD Atlanta, 2010
Lasalle College, Singapore 2011
Jogjakarta College of Art 2011
Northumbria University 2011
Newcastle University 2011