Anita Cooke moved to New Orleans upon receiving her BFA at Kent State University in Ohio and later earned her MFA at Newcomb/Tulane University. She has taught Ceramics, Drawing and 3-D Design at Tulane University, Loyola, Delgado, Stephen F. Austin State, Western Michigan State, and ceramics out of her studio in New Orleans. Cooke’s 28-foot ceramic mural “LightSounds” can be seen at Western Michigan University. In 2005 Cooke was the recipient of a Louisiana Fellowship Award and in 2017 she was honored by the New Orleans Museum of Art. She has exhibited work extensively in Louisiana at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the CAC, the New Orleans Art Center, Capitol Park Museum, Carroll Gallery of Tulane University, and the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Nationally she has shown at the Southern Ohio Museum of Art, The Greenwood Arts Center (SC), Reece Museum (TN), Sebastopol Center for the Arts (CA), Georgetown Arts Center (TX), Manifest Gallery (OH), Artfields in Lake City, SC, and the Virginia Quilt Museum (VA) among others. She is a member of the Renegade Artist Collective and Baton Rouge Gallery, Center for Contemporary Art. She is currently working with sewing and fabric, mixed media, drawing and collage.
Saturday, July 31, 2021 to Sunday, September 26, 2021
Saturday, August 6, 2016 to Saturday, October 1, 2016
Saturday, August 1, 2015 to Sunday, November 1, 2015