Heather Cook transforms simple materials like denim and cotton jersey into illusionistic, topographic surfaces that occupy a space between painting and sculpture. Cook’s subtle manipulations of fabric, using bleach, creases and silkscreen, yield compelling objects that flow over wall and floor evoking both classical drapery and of-the-moment Los Angeles culture.
Born in Dallas, TX, Cook received her BFA in 2002 from the University of Texas at Austin and earned an MFA in 2007 from Art Center College of Design. In 2011, Cook was the subject of a two-person exhibition with Nathan Hylden at Volker Bradtke, Dusseldorf. Cook's work has more recently been featured in Crossing Mirrors, Rosenblum Collection, Paris and American Exuberance, Rubell Family Collection. Miami. Other group exhibitions include Gruppenausstellung 2, Max Hans Daniel Gallery, Berlin; Heather Cook, Alex Olson, R.H. Quaytman, Ry Rocklen, Gedi Sibony, Rental, New York; Abstract Abstract, Foxy Production, New York; and Samedi/Samedi, Galerie Art:Concept, Paris. Cook and her first solo exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery in 2011. Heather Cook currently lives and works in Los Angeles.