Mr Christopher Cook

Mr Christopher Cook

Associate Professor (Reader) in Painting

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

Reader (Associate Professor) in Painting

Critical project Module Leader

ARC Research Group

Land/Water Research Group


M.A. (RCA)
Italian Government Scholar

Teaching interests

Chinese and Japanese Art, historical and contemporary


Italian Renaissance Painting

Practice-led PhDs

English Landscape Painting

Indian Art

Calligraphic Painting

Research interests

Research through practice 

Drawing/painting interfaces

17th century Dutch Still lIfe and Vanitas painting

Photographic references in contemporary painting

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 2001-3
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
Valeria Sykes Award, New Light exhibition 2017

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

Art First London 2014

Hubner and Hubner Frankfurt, 2015

Other Publications

7 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
Chongqing University 2014
Wuxi University 2014