24lc Presence/Absence Barely, Lia Cook
cotton, rayon, 48” x 48”, 1998, $16,000
25lc Face Maze: Three Generations, Lia Cook
cotton, 16” x 15.5” each, 2006, $16,000
7lc Leonardo’s Quilt, Lia Cook
acrylic on abaca, dyes on rayon; woven, 94” x 79” 1990, $51,000
23lc Neural Networks, Lia Cook
woven cotton and rayon, 83" x 51" x 1.5", 2011, $30,000
8lc Material Pleasures: Leonard I, Lia Cook
acrylic on linen, dyes on rayon; woven, 53” x 77”, 1993, $23,000
13lc Through the Curtain in 5 Scenes Transposed, Lia Cook
dyes on rayon; woven, 5’ x 18.5’, 1986, $78,000
1lc Binary Traces: Dream Girl, Lia Cook
cotton 57" x 48” 144.75 x 122 cm, 2004, $20,000
21lc China Maze Doll, Lia Cook
woven cotton & rayon, 72 x 51", 2008, $22,000
Gold Medal, 5th International Fiber Art Biennale
Lia Cook's work A-Maze Doll, was awarded
a Gold Medal at the 5th International Fiber Art Biennale in Beijing, China in December 2008. The exhibition, From Lausanne to Beijing, was held at the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University. The work will be included in the traveling exhibition of Cook's work, Lia Cook: In Touch, Faces and Mazes, which opens in March 2009.
12lc Woven Form, Lia Cook, rayon, cotton; woven, 45” x 53” 1980, $25,000
Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York (permanent collection); Museum Bellerive, Zürich, Switzerland; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York (permanent collection); Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen; French National Collection of Art, Paris; De Young Museum of Art, San Francisco, California; (permanent collection); Renwick Gallery, National Gallery of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (Lia Cook: Material Allusions, traveling exhibition, permanent collection); Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (From Lausanne to Beijing, International Fiber Art Biennial); National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (Transformations: The Language of Craft); Lausanne, Switzerland (Biennials of International Tapestry); Toms Pauli Foundation, Lausanne, Switzerland (permanent collection); Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, Lincoln Nebraska (Lia Cook: In Touch, Faces and Mazes, traveling, solo exhibition); University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie (The Embedded Portrait, solo exhibition). Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, California (Golden State of Craft: California, 1960-1985); Denver Art Museum, Colorado (permanent collection); Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts (permanent collection); American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington D.C.(permanent collection).
Gold Medal: 5th International Fiber Art Biennial; Award, Flintridge Foundation; Fellowships,
National Endowment for the Arts; Fellowship, California Council
for the Arts.
15lc Presence/Absence: In the Folds, Lia Cook, cotton, rayon; woven, 192” x 41”, 1997, $30,000
My current practice incorporates concepts of cloth, touch, and memory. I use the detail, an intimate moment in time, often woven in oversize scale to intensify a shared emotional and sensual experience. I use a digital loom to weave images that are embedded in the structure of cloth. The digital pixel becomes a thread that when interlaced with another becomes both cloth and image at the same time. This woven image brings with it many of the sensual experiences that we associate with cloth. Childhood family snapshot and video stills are some of the raw materials that I draw on to investigate small, intimate details of the body or to capture a fleeting human expression My practice involves research into new technologies and new ways to translate my images that make the structure visible and physically felt, attempting to create the image as physical object.