Lia Cook combines digital technology and traditional influences in her work using the jacquard loom and other innovative processes. Her cutting edge work blurs the distinctions between the traditionally disparate media of computer technology, weaving, painting, and photography. Using intensely personal self-portraiture as a visual base, Cook's work lingers on the edge of intimate and monumental.
Cook is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including several NIA grants, the California Arts Council Fellowship, and the Flintridge Foundation Fellowship. Her work is in the permanent collections of major international museums including the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; the American Museum of Art and Design, NYC; the Metropolitan Museum, NYC; and the French National Collection of Art, Paris. Cook is represented by Nancy Margolis Gallery, NYC, and Perimeter Gallery in Chicago.
Professor Emeritus, Textiles