Materials are the cornerstone of Mary Cooke's process based, the handwork, the repetition/meditate nature of her process allows her to intimacies examined and an evolving truth revealed.
ability to reevaluate her own experiences in a deeper context, convinces by introducing an inner dialogue. Art can do this as we humans have the same inner experience the anthropological universal that features in all cultures, societies, languages, behaviors and psyche, known as the human condition.
04 MFA Visual Arts. Bennington College, Vermont, USA
01 BA(hons) Fine Art Sculpture. Winchester School of Art, Hampshire, Uk
17 St. Peter's, Cork City
15 Stradbally Art house, Laois.
15 Doneraile Park, Cork. Public Art
13 Signal Art Centre, Bray, Wicklow.
13 Aras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet, Mayo
12 Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny
11 To Whom it May Concern. Camden Palace, Cork.
10 Threads, Outlaw Studios & Gallery, Cork.
09 Lab life time learning, Cork City. Audio installation.
08 Flight into Fantasy, Athy Library, Co. Kildare.
05 SAW (Salem Art Works) Upstate New York. USA. Site-specific installation.
17 Carnegie Arts Centre, Kenmare
17 Mill Cove Gallery, West Cork
15 HUE. Hive emerging, Waterford
15 ForM. Bangor Castle walled garden, Down
14 Trash Culture, Vision Centre, Cork
14 Mart.ie Blue Moon, Dublin
11 Art Trail in the Elysian, Cork City
11 Outlaw Studios, Cork City
11 On the threshold hold of everything, inside and out. Tactic, Cork.
11 Clyne Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin.
10 The Gallows, Art in Production, Old Ford assembly line. Cork.
09 Outlaw Studios, Cork City.
09 Landfill Art Project, Pennsylvania. USA. International Group Show
09 The Vagina Monologues, Cork City and hinterland. Performance
08 Sculpture for New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. International Group Show
08 North Bennington Sculpture Park, Vermont. USA.
08 Generation 6, A.I.R Gallery, Chelsea. New York City, USA.
07 SAW (Salem Art Works), Upstate New York. USA.
07 North Bennington Sculpture Park, Vermont, USA.
07 Green Mountain Girls Show. Art at 196 N. Main St., Salem, Upstate New York. USA.
06 SAW (Salem Art Works), Upstate New York. USA.
06 70 Beekman Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Upstate New York. USA06 North Bennington Sculpture Park, Vermont, USA.
15 Irish Composers' Collective, Silk with Maria Minguella, Terry Dineen and myself, a multi-media installation and performance funded by the Art Council.
Culture Ireland Grant 2018
Individual Artists Bursary Award 2014 awarded by Cork City Council.
Cork County Council culture night commission 2015
Laois County Council
Private collections USA, England, Ireland
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