Ian Cook

About the artist

Biography

IAN COOK   RI RSW                                                                               

C/V1969 –72 GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART

72 HUTCHESON DRAWING PRIZE

72 –73 POST GRADUATE YEAR

74 CARGILL TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP TO SPAIN AND NORTH AFRICA

84 ARTS COUNCIL TRAVEL BURSARY TO CENTRAL AFRICA

2000 THE RI AWARD: MALL GALLERIES LONDON

2005 WINSOR & NEWTON AWARD: OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO RI EXHIBITION

2012 RGI AWARD: FELLOWSHIP OF THE GLASGOW ART CLUB

2015 RSW EXHIBITION: HOUSE FOR AN ART LOVER AWARD

the PORTRAIT SOCIETY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS FROM 1980 - 2017 

RGI, RSW, ROYAL ACADEMY, RI

SUNDAY TIMES WATERCOLOUR COMP: 2001 2002 2004 2005 2007 2009

DISCERNING EYE: 2001

GALERIA GOYA, ZARAGOZA OBRAS OSCURAS

GALLERY 22 DUBLIN

LE SALON DE NATIONS, PARIS

CALDWELL’S GALLERY, BELFAST AND DUBLIN

TOURING EXHIBITION OF THE NETHERLANDS

EUROPEAN ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM, BONN, GERMANY

ST, ANDREWS FESTIVAL

FLYING COLOURS, LONDON

NEW ACADEMY GALLERY, LONDON

BEAUX ARTS, BATH

ADAM GALLERY BATH

LONDON CONTEMP. ART FAIR

VARIOUS GLASGOW EDINBURGH BATH LONDON ART FAIRS

EAST WEST GALLERY, LONDON

KALIEDOSCOPE GALLERY, LONDON

ALEXANDER GALLERY, BRISTOL

CRAWFORD GALLERY, JONATHAN ROSS GALLERY, CELIA PURCELL GALLERY, RUSSELL GALLERY, OIL AND WATER GALLERY:ALL LONDON

VIAA ARTS PRIZE FINALIST, IBERO AMERICANO ART, BRAZILIAN EMBASSY, LONDON 2017

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

KELLY GALLERY, GLASGOW ’79 AND ‘81

HENDERSON’S GALLERY EDINBURGH ‘81

THE SCOTTISH GALLERY, EDINBURGH : EASTERN WORKS

THE SCOTTISH GALLERY  “      “     “      : 86 / RURAL AMERICA

THE SCOTTISH GALLERY  “      “     “      : 90/ AFRICAN IMAGES

ROYAL GLASGOW CONCERT HALL      : 96/ PROMISED LAND

120 PAINTINGS AND LITERARY TEXTS BASED ON THE AMERICAN WEST

CIRCLE GALLERY, EDINBURGH : 2003

 ARTESANAT, PERTH 2006 LATIN AMERICAN WORKS KILMORACK GALLERY 2009, KILMORACK GALLERY 2009

USHER HALL, EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: THE FOOD OF LOVE 2015

HOUSE FOR AN ART LOVER GLASGOW : RSW AWARD 2016

FORTHCOMING  :LILLIE ART GALLERY, MILNVAVIE IN 2019

COLLECTIONS :  THE BBC, TRAINLOAD FREIGHT, LLOYDS TSB, KINSEY INSTITUTE, INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF SLAVERY, LIVERPOOL UK. 

NUMEROUS PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE. IN THE 1980S IAN COOK WAS ONE OF THE FIRST WHITE MEN INVITED TO VISIT SPECIFIC NATIVE FISHING VILLAGES ON THE S.WESTERN SIDE OF LAKE TANGANYKA SINCE LIVINGSTONE’S TIME.            W.G. SMITH

 

Ian Cook

Paint

    Statement

    Anyone who is interested in art evinces a curiousity not only about the creative product realised, but also a need to comprehend the basis and foundation of the artist's statement. To that end most of the artworks shown here provide a narrative that refers to the source and inspiration of the work. I have always sought to study diverse cultures, and, in order to amplify that understanding,  I've undertaken long-term projects of research in specific continents in the belief that unlimited travel broadens the horizons of  creative experience as well as embuing one with a greater sense of compassion and tolerance towards other races. They say that he, she who travels incessantly is seeking something. There's more than a degree of truth in that because the goal itself is probably more akin to a spiritual resolution than the mere accumulation of expeditionary miles.