Cathy Cook has been creating films, videos, poetry films, animation, collages and installations since the early 1980’s. Cook’s latest project took her to the largest migration locations for Sandhill Cranes and Whooping Cranes to create the Cranes in Motion project. In 2012 and 2014 she received research grants from UMBC and the Imaging Research Center to develop and produce this multi-media collection of works. Cranes in Motion aims to promote public interest, awareness, and appreciation of crane culture through a multifaceted portrayal of the natural history of this species and to allow the viewer to understand their human relationship to these extraordinary birds and our shared ecosystems.
Cook has exhibited her award-winning work nationally and internationally in both solo and group shows including screenings at MOMA and the Whitney Museum. In addition, Cook is the recipient of multiple national grants and fellowships including the Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, New York State Council on the Arts, Jerome Foundation, and the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artists Award.
All Lectures are free and open to the public and are held in the CADVC gallery space.