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Lia Cook

Education
1973 MA, University of California – Berkeley, CA
1965 BA, University of California – Berkeley, CA

Selected Awards and Recognitions
2003 California Arts Council Fellowship
2000 Flintridge Foundation Fellowship
1998 Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of California - Berkeley, CA
1997 Fellow, American Craft Council
1995 Master of the Media for Fiber, James Renwick Alliance
1994 French Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts
1993 United States-Mexico Creative Artists’ Residency, National Endowment
for the Arts
1992-93 Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts
1990 Artist’s Fellowship Grant, California Arts Council
1987-90 Honorary Board Member, James Renwick Alliance
1986 Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts
1981 Special Projects Grant: Jacquard, National Endowment for the Arts
1977 Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts
1974 Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts

Solo Exhibitions
2003 Lia Cook: Embedded Portraiture, Perimeter Gallery - Chicago, IL
2002 Arlene LewAllen Gallery - Santa Fe, NM
2001 Past Presence, Nancy Margolis Gallery - New York, NY
2000 Structure & Image, Miami University Art Museum - Oxford, OH
1999 Lia Cook: Presence/Absence, Perimeter Gallery - Chicago, IL
R. Duane Reed Gallery - St. Louis, MO
Golden Gate University - San Francisco, CA
1996 Material Allusions, Craft & Folk Art Museum - Los Angeles, CA
Lia Cook: Material Allusions, Renwick Gallery, National Museum of Art,
Smithsonian Institution - Washington, DC
Maureen Littleton Gallery - Washington, DC
1995 Lia Cook: Material Allusions, The Oakland Museum - Oakland, CA
1993 Ram Gallery - Oslo, Norway
1991 New Master Draperies, Bellas Artes Gallery - New York, NY
1990 Lia Cook, Arts in the Academy, National Academy of Sciences –
Washington, DC
1989 Lia Cook: Crazy Quilts, Galerie Philharmonie - Liege, Belgium
Lia Cook, Boise Art Museum - Boise, ID
Lia Cook, Contemporary Crafts Gallery - Portland, OR
Lia Cook, The John B. Davis Gallery, Idaho State University - Pocatello,
ID
1988 Foster/White Gallery - Seattle, WA
1987 Recent Drapery, Miscellaneous Dry Goods and Other High Art, Allrich
Gallery - San Francisco, CA
1986 R. Levy Gallery - Austin, TX
1985 Stage, Curtains…Paintings, B.Z. Wagman Gallery - St. Louis, MO
1984 Allrich Gallery - San Francisco, CA
Gallery 200, Northern Illinois University - Dekalb, IL
1983 Galerie Nationale de la Tapisserie et d’Art Textile - Beauvais, France
1982 Allrich Gallery - San Francisco, CA
1981 Allrich Gallery - San Francisco, CA
1980 Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian
Institution – Washington, DC
San Jose Museum of Art - San Jose, CA
1978 Allrich Gallery - San Francisco, CA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2003 Nancy Margolis Gallery, New Your, NY
Generations/Transformations, American Textile History Museum - Lowell,
MA
Kanazawa Invitational Exhibition, World Craft Forum, Kanazawa, Japan
Corporal Identity - Body Language, Museum fur Angewandte Kunst,
Frankfurt, Germany, Museum for Contemporary Arts and Design, NY
2002 Small Works in Fiber, Longhouse Reserve - East Hampton, NY (Traveling
to Chicago, IL and Tokyo, Japan)
Threads on the Edge, Loring Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, MA
Digital Weaving and the Power Loom, Ford Gallery, Eastern Mighigan
University Ypsilanti, MI
Looming Large, Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the
Arts - Walnut Creek, CA
Technology as Catalyst, The Textile Museum - Washington, D.C.
(Traveling exhibition)
Defining Craft 1, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft - Houston, TX
Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
Unconventional Threads, Rockford College - Rockford, IL
2001 Reality Check - Representational Images in Unlikely Media, The Ohio
Craft Museum - Columbus, OH
Fabrications, Mendocino College Art Gallery - Ukiah, CA
Once Upon A Time, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts - Racine,
WI
2000 Remnants of Memory, Asheville Museum - Asheville, NC
Laguna Art Museum - Laguna Beach, CA
Made in California 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
e-textiles: aventures-tissage jacquard, Musee d’art contemporain de
Montreal, Quebec (Traveling to Toronto, Vancouver, Nova Scotia, and
Australia, California through 2003)
1999 Warp Speed: Teaching Technology, Textile Art Center - Chicago, IL
Recent Acquisitions, M. H. De Young Museum - San Francisco, CA
1998 DROP/add, Oliver Art Center, California College of Arts & Crafts –
Oakland, CA 1998 webs://textiles & new technology, The Design Gallery,
University of California - Davis, CA
1997 Family & Figuration, Sun Gallery - Hayward, CA
30th Anniversary Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center - Berkeley, CA
The Continuous Thread, College of Marin - Kentfield, CA
Threads: Fiber Art in the ’90s, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts –
Summit, NJ
Structure & Image, Hand Workshop Art Center - Richmond, VA
Distinguished Faculty Award Exhibition, California College of Arts and Crafts – Oakland, CA
1ere Biennale du Lin Contemporain, L’Hotel de Sens Bibliotheque Forney
Paris, France
1996 Timeless Tradition/Present Meanings: Contemporary Art by Women
Weavers, California State University - Fullerton, CA
Structural Appreciation: Five Fiber Artists, Laura Russo Gallery –
Portland, OR
Lin-Majuscul, 1ere Biennale du Lin en Haute-Normandie, L’Hotel de
Region – Rouen, France
The Jacquard Project, Textile Arts Centre - Chicago, IL
Bridging Worlds, Paley Design Center, Philadelphia College of Textiles &
Science – Philadelphia, PA (traveling exhibition)
Raising the Curtain: Six Fiberworks Artists, Gallery One, San Jose State
University – San Jose, CA
1995 Conceptual Textiles: Material Meanings, John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Sheboygan, WI
Starke Falten, Museum Bellerive - Zurich, Switzerland
Fiber: Five Decades from the Permanent Collection of the American Craft
Museum, American Craft Museum - New York, NY
1994 Woven Inspirations: Bay Area Textile Artists, Shaklee Building - San
Francisco, CA
Contemporary American Quilts, Royal Hibernia Academy - Dublin, Ireland
Conversations: Textiles About Textiles, The Textile Museum –
Washington, DC
1993 California Dreaming, Franklin Parrasch Gallery - New York, NY
Contemporary Crafts and the Saxe Collection, The St. Louis Art Museum
St. Louis, MO
Hybridization: Contemporary Northern California Crafts, 1975-Present,
California College of Arts & Crafts - Oakland, CA
Fascinatie Textiel II, Museum Van Bommel-Van Dam - Venlo,
Netherlands
Contemporary American Quilts, Crafts Council Gallery - London, England
(traveling exhibition)
ORIE’s 10th Anniversary Commemoration Exhibition of Tapestries and
Sculptures of Contemporary Artists, Sogetsu Museum - Tokyo, Japan
Small Works in Fiber: The Mildred Constantine Collection, Cleveland
Musuem of Art – Cleveland, OH
Evantail, Nederlands Textielmuseum - Tilburg, Netherlands (traveling
exhibition)
Alcove Show #13: Fine Craft, Museum of New Mexico - Santa Fe, NM
1992 15th International Lausanne Biennial, Nederlands Textielmuseum –
Tilburg, Netherlands
American Crafts: The Nation’s Collection, Renwick Gallery, National
Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution - Washington, DC
Domestic Ontogeny: New Textile Forms, Oliver Art Center, California
College of Arts &Crafts - Oakland, CA
Furniture and Fiber Art: Contemporary California Designers, The
Museums at Blackhawk, University of California - Danville, CA
15th International Biennial, Contemporary Textile Art, Musee Cantonal
des Beaux Arts - Lausanne, Switzerland (traveling exhibition)
Contemporary Silk as Art, Musee des Tissus de Lyon - Lyon, France
(traveling exhibition)
3rd International Textile Competition, Museum of Kyoto - Kyoto, Japan
Contemporary Silk as Art, Textile Museum of Terrassa - Barcelona, Spain
(traveling exhibition)
1991 Woven Structures in the Computer Age, University of North Dakota –
Fargo, ND
Evantail, Musee de la Tapisserie - Tournai, Belgium (traveling exhibition)
Woven Structures in the Computer Age, Texas Woman’s University –
Denton, TX (traveling exhibition)
The Jacquard Project, Museum Industriekultur - Nurnberg, Germany
(traveling exhibition)
In Our Hands, Nagoya Trade & Industry Center - Nagoya, Japan
Perspectives from the Rim, Bellevue Art Museum - Bellevue, WA
American Embassy - Warsaw, Poland
New Ends, Snug Harbor Cultural Center - Staten Island, NY
1990 The Definitive Contemporary American Quilt, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery
New York, NY
Fibers: United States/ Colombia, Florida State University Gallery &
Museum - Tallahassee, FL
Frontiers in Fiber, National Art Gallery - Singapore (traveling exhibition)
Heads, Threads and Treads, Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Santa
Barbara, CA
1989 International Textile Competition ’89, Sensitivity for Textile, Proposal for a New Century – Kyoto, Japan
Strange Attractors: The Spectacle of Chaos, Rezac Gallery - Chicago, IL
14th International Biennial of Tapestry, Musee Cantonal des Beaux Arts –
Lausanne, Switzerland
Textielbiennale, Nederlands Textielmuseum - Tilburg, Netherlands
Artful Objects: Recent American Crafts, Fort Wayne Art Museum - Fort
Wayne, IN
Craft Today in America, Musee des Arts Decoratifs - Paris, France
(traveling exhibition)
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Metropolitan Musuem of Art –
New York, NY
1988 Frontiers in Fiber: The Americans, North Dakota Museum of Art - Grand
Forks, ND (traveling to Singapore, Hong Kong, China)
Five in Fiber, National Academy of Science - Washington, DC
1987 Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection, American Craft
Museum – New York, NY
Passages: A Survey of California Women Artists, 1945 to Present, Fresno
Arts Center & Museum - Fresno, CA
1986 Fiber R/Evolution, Milwaukee Art Museum - Milwaukee, WI
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Modern Art - New
York, NY
1985 Layering an Art of Time and Space, Albuquerque Museum of Art, History
and Science - Albuquerque, NM
1984 The Flexible Medium: Art Fabric from the Museum Collection, Renwick
Gallery, National

Selected Public Collections
The Racine Art Museum - Racine, WI
The Cleveland Museum of Art - Cleveland, OH
Museum Bellerive - Zurich, Switzerland
Det Danske Kunstindustrimuseum - Copenhagen, Denmark
American Craft Museum - New York, NY
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts - Racine, WI
De Young Museum - San Francisco, CA
French National Collection of Art, Paris France
Galerie Nationale de la Tapisserie et d’Art Textile - Beauvais, France
Metropolitan Museum - New York, NY
Milwaukee Art Museum - Milwaukee, WI
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design - Providence, RI
Museum of Modern Art - New York, NY
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution - Washington, DC
Oakland Museum - Oakland, CA
Spencer Museum of Art - Lawrence, KS
University Art Museum, The University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX

Selected Publications
THE Magazine, October, “Lia Cook”, review by Jon Carver, 2002.
Lia Cook: Portfolio Collection, essays by Meridith Tromble, Jenni Sorkin, Telos Art
Publishing 2002
Technology as Catalyst, Exhibition Catalogue, Textile Museum, Washington, DC 2002
Drapery, Classicism and Barbarism in Visual Culture, Gen Doy, London/New York I.B.
Tauris, 2002
American Craft, April/May, “Review: Lia Cook”, Sigrid Wortman Weltge, 2002
The Art of Lia Cook-Presence/Absence: the Digital & the Hand, Video by Elizabeth
Schel V. Studios & Lia Cook, Co-Producers, Berkeley, CA, 2001
Remnants of Memory, Exhibition Catalogue, Ashville Art Museum - Ashville, NC, 2000
Textileforum, Sept, “Structure & Image”, essay by Lia Cook, 2000
Flintridge Foundation Awards for Visual Artists, “Making Sense of Touch” essay by
Meredith Tromble, Flintridge Foundation, Pasadena, CA, 2000
New Art Examiner, July/August, review by Jenni Sorkin, 1999
American Craft, April/May, “Lia Cook/Material Allusions” essay by Chiori Santiago,
1996
Fiberarts, Jan/Feb, “Lia Cook Revisited: A Radically Fresh Approach to Art 1996
“Criticism” essay by Chelsea Miller Goin, 1996
Lia Cook: Material Allusions, Exhibition Catalogue, Oakland Museum of California,
CA, 1995

Teaching Experience
1976-Present Professor of Art, California College of Arts and Crafts – Oakland, CA
2002 Lecture, Zeroing in on Touch: Drapery, Skin and the Body for
Symposium “Drapery in Visual Culture: Contexts, Clothing, Coporealities”,
National Museum, London
1991 Artist in Residence, Jacquard Project, Muller-Zell, Germany
1990 Artist in Residence, Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio, Florence, Italy