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artist , educator

Michael David Cook, Puerto Rican, American artist, educator. National Education Association fellow, 1985, Illinois Arts Council fellow, 1982; Ford Foundation grantee, 1979, 78, University New Mexico grantee, 1990; named Outstanding Teacher of Year University New Mexico, 1990.


Cook, Michael David was born on July 16, 1953 in Ramey, Puerto Rico. Son of Richard Monroe and Doris Elenor (Atkins) Cook.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Florida State University, 1975. Master of Arts, University Dallas, 1976. Master of Fine Arts, University Oklahoma, 1978.


Visiting artist, University of Illinois, Champaign, 1978-1980;assistant professor, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1980-1982;assistant professor art, U. New Mexico, Albuquerque, since 1987. Visiting lecturer University of California, Berkeley, 1983-1985, Davis, 1985. Special guest faculty San Francisco The Art Institute of Chicago, 1985.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited works in numerous group and individual shows including Center for Continuing Arts, Santa Fe, 1991, Museum Fine Arts, Santa Fe, 1990, Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco, 1986, Greyson Gallery, Chicago, 1983, New Museum Contemporary Art, New York City, 1983-1984.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: fly fishing.


Children: Nigel R., Avery A. Married Vera Sprunt.

Richard Monroe Cook

Doris Elenor (Atkins) Cook

Vera Sprunt.

Nigel R. Cook

Avery A. Cook