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Melissa Cooke (b. Oconomowoc, WI, 1982) received her MFA (2011) and BFA (2006) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Specializing in graphite on paper, her work investigates the relationship between photography, performance and drawing in portraiture. Cooke is represented by Koplin Del Rio. Her drawings have been exhibited at venues nationwide, including the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Wisconsin Art, the Oceanside Museum of Contemporary Art, and numerous colleges. Cooke's drawings are in collections such as the Arkansas Art Center and the Howard Tullman Collection, and have been featured in New American Painting, and Drawing magazine.

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Tonight! Come see ‘Wig in the Weeds’ in EF2 at The Active Space, 566 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn NY. 7-10pm #graphite #drawing #exhibit #opening

Tonight! Come see ‘Wig in the Weeds’ in EF2 at The Active Space, 566 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn NY. 7-10pm #graphite #drawing #exhibit #opening

Studio progress #graphite #drawing

Studio progress #graphite #drawing

365 drawing challenge commence!

365 drawing challenge commence!

"Trickle", 24" x 24" framed by @ulfigprojects !

"Trickle", 24" x 24" framed by @ulfigprojects !

Tomorrow! “Just A Taste” and “Bubble” on view at “Size Really Does Matter”, LA Municipal Art Gallery, CA

Tomorrow! “Just A Taste” and “Bubble” on view at “Size Really Does Matter”, LA Municipal Art Gallery, CA

Cooke’s studio wall of graphite drawings

Cooke’s studio wall of graphite drawings

Studio progress! ‘Wig in the Weeds’ in the works

Studio progress! ‘Wig in the Weeds’ in the works

"Bushwick Bone", graphite on paper, 20" x 33.5"

"Bushwick Bone", graphite on paper, 20" x 33.5"

In the works : Wig in the Weeds

In the works : Wig in the Weeds

In progress: Fancy Ketchup

In progress: Fancy Ketchup

Summer studio. In progress

Summer studio. In progress

“Milk” graphite on paper, 24” x 18”. Finished! Shipping to Koplin Del Rio for a group exhibit Feb 23-March 30

“Milk” graphite on paper, 24” x 18”. Finished! Shipping to Koplin Del Rio for a group exhibit Feb 23-March 30

"Plunge" reviewed by Supersonic Electronic!
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Melissa Cooke.
Drawings by Melissa Cooke for her solo show, “Plunge,” which is currently up at Jenkins Johnson Gallery in New York City until December 22nd.  Cooke’s work is a spectacle to be admired so don’t miss your chance if you’re in the city.  See some shots of the gallery and more of Melissa’s work after the jump.
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"Plunge" reviewed by Supersonic Electronic!

supersonicelectronic:

Melissa Cooke.

Drawings by Melissa Cooke for her solo show, “Plunge,” which is currently up at Jenkins Johnson Gallery in New York City until December 22nd.  Cooke’s work is a spectacle to be admired so don’t miss your chance if you’re in the city.  See some shots of the gallery and more of Melissa’s work after the jump.

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“Undertow”, graphite on paper, 38”x38”. On Display at the National Arts Club in NYC Dec 3-14

“Undertow”, graphite on paper, 38”x38”. On Display at the National Arts Club in NYC Dec 3-14

Back in the #studio #drawing #art

Back in the #studio #drawing #art