Monica Cook is an American artist who’s work features visceral, strange things. I came across her work through a friend recently and was captivated by her sculptures and then pored over her paintings and photography! All of her work is filled with a visceral lush energy that is both captivating and really unnerving.
“Born in Dalton, Georgia in 1974, Monica Cook moved to Savannah, Georgia to pursue a bachelor’s degree in painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Since graduating in 1996. Cook recently completed a residency at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where she currently resides, continuing to work as an artist.
Her paintings have been included in numerous solo and juried exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. Selected exhibitions include the King Bridge Biennial at the Columbus Museum in Columbus, Georgia (2005), Migration at the Pinnacle Gallery in Savannah, Georgia (2005), and Art Link at Sotheby’s in New York, Amsterdam and Tel Aviv (2000-2003).” (lifted from her facebook)”
The sculpture photos above are from her “Milk Fruit” collection and are some of my favorite pieces of hers. They’re simply fascinating! I highly recommend looking through her whole portfolio if you need some eerie inspiration today.