About the work

My drawing practice is a meditative way for me to contemplate and understand photography. But mostly the act of drawing is comic relief. Often graphic tees put me in this space: our adorned bodies are reduced to signage, at times walking advertisements for corporations, messengers of vague philosophical statements. Here we go again.

About the artist

Ginny Cook received her MFA in Photography and Media from the California Institute of the Arts in 2005 and her BA in Art History from Emory University in 2000. Select group exhibitions of her work include The Crack-Up, at Take Care (Los Angeles, CA), Medium, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2019), Ours is a City of Writers, at Los Angeles Municipal Gallery (Los Angeles, 2017), daemon, Reed College (Portland, Oregon, 2014); Yesterday Amphoric: Ginny Cook, Rosemary Mayer, David J. Merritt, Regina Rex (New York, 2012), and Complicity: Contemporary Photography and the Matter of Sculpture, Rena Bransten Gallery (San Francisco, 2009). Her solo show, I Remain Very Cordially Yours, took place in Whittier College’s Greenleaf Gallery (Whittier, CA, September 2017). Cook is also the co-founder and co-editor of MATERIAL, a journal of writings by visual artists. Her writings and photographs have been published in Prospect: Necropolis (2015), MATERIAL Issue 4 (2015), Public Display #5 (2014), and daemon by Reed College (2014). Cook lives and works in Los Angeles.