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Sharon Cook Film & Performance

Sharon Cook is a contemporary artist who has been producing and exhibiting work since her graduation from the Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Canada in 1981. Her work spans several art disciplines, including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, music and performance art. She has also produced a body of experimental short films which have been screened in North America, Europe and Australia.

In the early 1990s she embarked on an intensive study of Chinese Ink painting at a private studio in Toronto and has since been developing a body of work that utilizes Western contemporary art approaches integrated with Chinese Ink painting techniques.

She has co-founded a number of artist collectives and galleries such as “The Red Head Gallery” in Toronto. As well, she has organized many exhibitions, both locally and abroad. Her works are found in many private collections and she has been invited to speak to various groups. She has received several arts grants and awards and her art has been written about in a variety of publications. She has taught drawing, painting and filmmaking.

Sharon Cook resides in Toronto, Canada.

Artist’s Statement – Recent Work
As a contemporary artist I am seeking to unite new approaches with historical techniques. Recently I have been experimenting with the idea of “multiplicity” and the integration of Classical Chinese painting elements. In my most recent work I have been working with the notion that a line can not only have a beginning, a middle and an end, but a “before” and “after” as well. So, the lines that form mountains can also form mice while mountains shift in and out of geometric abstractions.

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