Christopher Cook studied M.A. Painting at the Royal College of Art, London, and then spent two years in Bologna as Italian Government scholar. After three extended visits to India in the 90s, he developed a specific process in which graphite powder combined with resin is worked thinly on sheets of coated paper or aluminium, and he has not used colour since.
Cook has been... a recipient of an ACE fellowship, a British School at Rome award, and has been Visiting Fellow to Oxford University, Stadelschule, Frankfurt, and CalState University Long Beach. Major solo exhibitions include Camden Arts Centre London, Memphis Art Museum, Yokohama Museum of Art, and Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany. His work is held in collections including the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum New York, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, and the Yale Center for British Art. He is currently Reader in Painting at Plymouth University.
Cook won the 2017 Valeria Sykes Prize at the New Light Prize