Ethan Cook

Ethan Cook (b. 1983, Texas, USA) lives and works in New York City. Using stock colors of pre-dyed cotton, Cook weaves the cotton into canvas on a four-harness floor loom. The woven canvas is then sewn together using various rule-based systems that determine mark making and composition, generally creating color field-like abstractions. Various aspects of the weaving process along with sewing and stretching become gestures in themselves, the artist’s hand present in an otherwise standardized industrial process. Using only canvas as the entirety of the composition, Cook hopes to engage with narratives of abstraction, scale, logic, color, beauty, and the post-modern problem of what can still be done with a blank canvas.

Cook has exhibited at institutions including the Fondazione 107, Turin; National Museum of Capodimonte, Naples and the Chelsea Art Museum, New York. The artist has shown internationally at galleries including T293, Milan; Sadie Coles, London; American Contemporary and Bodega, New York. His work and practice has been covered by the New York Times, Interview Magazine and W Magazine.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Propositions, June 30 – August 11, 2018.

Shakespeare, November 5 – December 17, 2016.

Miranda, June 11 – July 16, 2016.

Ethan Cook

1983
Born in Texas
Lives and works in New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2019
T293, Rome, IT (Forthcoming)
2018
Gana Art, Seoul, KR
Mysticism and Logic, Noire Chapel, Turin, IT
Propositions, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
The Neutral, Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke, BE
2017
Decoy, Bill Brady, Miami, FL
Less Than Zero, Sunday-S Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
2016
Shakespeare, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2015
De Beauvoir Crescent, T293, Rome, IT
2014
Problem In Chair Not In Computer, American Contemporary, New York, NY
Ethan Cook, Bill Brady KC, Kansas City, KS
2013
Felman, Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Paris, FR
lobstee, Rod Barton, London, ENG

Group Exhibitions

2018
Koki Arts, Tokyo, JP
Moondog, East Hampton Shed, East Hampton, NY
Art Brussels, with Patrick De Brock Gallery, Brussels, BE
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2017
Sagra ARTDATE, The Blank Contemporary, Bergamo, IT
Art Toronto, with Anat Ebgi, Toronto, CA
Dallas Art Fair, with Anat Ebgi, Dallas, TX
2016
Miranda, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2015
Arcitectura e Archelogio, Fondazione 107, Torino, IT
The Politics of Surface, Berthold Pott, Cologne, DE
2014
Ethan Cook, Sam Falls, Emanuel Rohss & Tris Vonna-Michell, T293 in-residence at Sadie Coles HQ, London, ENG
The Go-Between, National Museum of Capodimonte, Naples, IT
173 E 94th St / Chausee de Waterloo 550, Paul Kasmin at Middlemarch, Brussels, BE
Infinitude, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
Picture/Painting/Object, Gallery Albert Baronian, Brussels, BE
Difference and Repetition, Luce Gallery, Turin, IT
Stitched Up, S2, London, ENG
The Go-Between, Sprovieri, London, ENG
2013
Space Whole Karaoke, Middlemarch, Brussels, BE
Equilibrium, Ritter/Zamet, London, ENG
Xtraction, The Hole, New York, NY
This is the story of America, Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT
Imago Mundi, Curated by Diego Cortez, Venice, IT
Pattern Recognition, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York, NY
Shake Shack Guggenheim, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
2012
Dreamtigers, Ed. Varie Gallery, New York, NY
MADE WITH MUSTARD, East Hampton Shed, East Hampton, NY
Floor Routine, Bodega, Philadelphia, PA
MATTERDADDY, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX
Black Foliage, Nudashank, Baltimore, MD
Slowed & Throwed, Chinatown Arcade, New York, NY
Tlk Drty, Amstel 41 Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
The Big Stink Moves Like a Moth Towards the Light, Hungryman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Rooms Within Rooms, Apache Projects, Anafi Island, GR
Brucennial 2012, BHQF, New York, NY
Alchemy, Harvester Gallery, Hudson, NY
FFA, Space Gallery, Portland, OR
2011
What Brings The Dust Together, New Gallery London, London, ENG
Nom de Guerre, Youth Group Gallery, New York, NY
Refractions, Place Gallery, New York, NY
All the Tired Horses in the Sun, How am I Supposed to Get Any Riding Done?, EOC Gallery, New York, NY
Issue Project Room (Benefit), Industria Superstudio, New York, NY
NurtureArt (Benefit), Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
2010
Black, White and Read All Over, Envoy Gallery, New York, NY
It Is What It Is, Envoy Gallery, New York, NY
2009
Works, Do Right Gallery, Marfa, TX

Selected Press

2018
Genie Davis, "Ethan Cook at Anat Ebgi," Art and Cake, August 7, 2018. (Link)
Leah Ollman, “Ethan Cook’s paintings are not paintings. Or are they?” Los Angeles Times, July 31, 2018. (Link)
Jill Singer, “These Woven, Color-Field Canvases Look Almost Like Paintings,” Sight Unseen, July 9, 2018. (Link)
2016
Isabella Mason, “Ethan Cook's 'Shakespeare' at Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles,” Blouin Art, November 17, 2016. (Link)
Emily Nimptsch, “Anat Ebgi: Ethan Cook,” Artillery Magazine, December 14, 2016. (Link)
“Miranda at Anat Ebgi,” Contemporary Art Daily, July 14, 2016. (Link)
2015
Isabel Wilkinson, “Turning Tchotckes Into Fine Art,” New York Times Magazine, October 8, 2015. (Link)
Domenico de Chirico, “ETHAN COOK – De Beauvoir Crescent, T293,” Aujourd’hui, June 10, 2015. (Link)
2014
“Young & Gifted: 8 Contemporary Artists in their 30s,” Eloquence Magazine p. 76-83 Issue 72 October 2014.
“PICNIC review,” Brooklyn Rail, April 2014.
Adam O’Reilly, “Ethan Cook Spins a Yarn,” Interview Magazine, March 2014. (Link)
2013
“Ethan Cook Interview,” Post-New.com, April 2013.
2012
Mossless Magazine, Issue 2, September 2012.
Fus Mickiewicz, “Interview with Maksymilian Fus Mickiewicz,” Re-Bel Magazine, Issue 2, March 2012.
‘Something in the Way,” IkoIkoSpace.com, Bleached Bleached Issue #2, January 2012.

Publications

2018
Anat Ebgi, Ethan Cook, Monograph, August 2018
2013
Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Felman, Monograph, January 2013
2012
Bodega Books, Rawest Destiny, Monograph, December 2012
Ethan Cook, Video Babe, Monograph, July 2012
Amstel 41 Gallery, DRTY TLK, p. 10-16, March 2012

Ethan Cook

BIOGRAPHY

CV

Ethan Cook
Untitled, 2018
Hand woven cotton canvas in artist’s frame
76 x 95 inches
Ethan Cook
Untitled, 2018
Hand woven cotton canvas in artist’s frame
76 x 70 inches
Ethan Cook
Untitled, 2018
Handwoven cotton canvas and thread in artist's frame
40 x 40 inches
Ethan Cook, Installation View, Propositions, 2018
Ethan Cook, Installation View, Propositions, 2018
Ethan Cook, Installation View, Propositions, 2018
Ethan Cook
Untitled, 2018
Handwoven cotton canvas and thread in artist's frame
50 x 40 inches
Ethan Cook
Untitled, 2017
Handwoven cotton canvas and thread in artist's frame
50 x 40 inches
Ethan Cook
Untitled, 2017
Handwoven cotton canvas and thread in artist's frame
30 x 24 inches
Ethan Cook
Untitled, 2017
Handwoven cotton canvas and thread in artist's frame
40 x 40 inches
Ethan Cook
Untitled, 2017
Handwoven cotton canvas and thread in artist's frame
40 x 30 inches
Ethan Cook
Untitled, 2017
Handwoven canvas and thread
60 x 48 inches
Ethan Cook
Untitled, 2017
Handwoven canvas and thread in artist's frame
40 x 30 inches
Ethan Cook
Untitled, 2014
Handwoven cotton canvas in artist's frame
96 x 78 inches
Ethan Cook
Untitled, 2014
Handwoven cotton canvas in artist's frame
80 x 60 inches
Ethan Cook
Untitled, 2014
Handwoven cotton canvas in artist's frame
80 x 60 inches
Ethan Cook,Shakespeare, Installation view, 2016
Ethan Cook, Shakespeare, Installation view, 2016
Ethan Cook
Untitled, 2016
Hand woven cotton canvas in artist's frame
40 x 40 inches
Ethan Cook
Untitled, 2016
Hand woven cotton canvas in artist's frame
40 x 40 inches
Ethan Cook
Untitled, 2016
Hand woven cotton canvas in artist's frame
40 x 40 inches
Ethan Cook
Untitled, 2016
Hand woven cotton canvas in artist's frame
60 x 80 inches
Ethan Cook
Untitled, 2016
Hand woven cotton canvas in artist's frame
60 x 80 inches
Ethan Cook, Decoy, Bill Brady, Miami, FL
Ethan Cook
Two monkeys and fruit, 2016
Oil on canvas
49 ½ x 38 inches
Ethan Cook
Swan, 2016
Oil on canvas
62 x 50 inches
Ethan Cook
Monkey, Squirrel and Fruit, 2016
Oil on canvas
49 1/2 x 38 inches
Ethan Cook
Cats, 2015
Cast fiberglass, acrylic paint
72 x 107 x 4.5 inches
Ethan Cook
Mary, 2015
Cast fiberglass, acrylic paint
107 x 72 x 4.5 inches
Ethan Cook, Installation View, Ethan Cook, Bill Brady Gallery, 2014
Ethan Cook, Installation View, Ethan Cook, Bill Brady Gallery, 2014
Ethan Cook, Installation View, Ethan Cook, Bill Brady Gallery, 2014
Ethan Cook, Installation View, Problem In Chair Not In Computer, American Contemporary, 2014

BIOGRAPHY

Ethan Cook (b. 1983, Texas, USA) lives and works in New York City. Using stock colors of pre-dyed cotton, Cook weaves the cotton into canvas on a four-harness floor loom. The woven canvas is then sewn together using various rule-based systems that determine mark making and composition, generally creating color field-like abstractions. Various aspects of the weaving process along with sewing and stretching become gestures in themselves, the artist’s hand present in an otherwise standardized industrial process. Using only canvas as the entirety of the composition, Cook hopes to engage with narratives of abstraction, scale, logic, color, beauty, and the post-modern problem of what can still be done with a blank canvas.

Cook has exhibited at institutions including the Fondazione 107, Turin; National Museum of Capodimonte, Naples and the Chelsea Art Museum, New York. The artist has shown internationally at galleries including T293, Milan; Sadie Coles, London; American Contemporary and Bodega, New York. His work and practice has been covered by the New York Times, Interview Magazine and W Magazine.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Propositions, June 30 – August 11, 2018.

Shakespeare, November 5 – December 17, 2016.

Miranda, June 11 – July 16, 2016.

CV

Ethan Cook

1983
Born in Texas
Lives and works in New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2019
T293, Rome, IT (Forthcoming)
2018
Gana Art, Seoul, KR
Mysticism and Logic, Noire Chapel, Turin, IT
Propositions, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
The Neutral, Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke, BE
2017
Decoy, Bill Brady, Miami, FL
Less Than Zero, Sunday-S Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
2016
Shakespeare, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2015
De Beauvoir Crescent, T293, Rome, IT
2014
Problem In Chair Not In Computer, American Contemporary, New York, NY
Ethan Cook, Bill Brady KC, Kansas City, KS
2013
Felman, Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Paris, FR
lobstee, Rod Barton, London, ENG

Group Exhibitions

2018
Koki Arts, Tokyo, JP
Moondog, East Hampton Shed, East Hampton, NY
Art Brussels, with Patrick De Brock Gallery, Brussels, BE
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2017
Sagra ARTDATE, The Blank Contemporary, Bergamo, IT
Art Toronto, with Anat Ebgi, Toronto, CA
Dallas Art Fair, with Anat Ebgi, Dallas, TX
2016
Miranda, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2015
Arcitectura e Archelogio, Fondazione 107, Torino, IT
The Politics of Surface, Berthold Pott, Cologne, DE
2014
Ethan Cook, Sam Falls, Emanuel Rohss & Tris Vonna-Michell, T293 in-residence at Sadie Coles HQ, London, ENG
The Go-Between, National Museum of Capodimonte, Naples, IT
173 E 94th St / Chausee de Waterloo 550, Paul Kasmin at Middlemarch, Brussels, BE
Infinitude, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
Picture/Painting/Object, Gallery Albert Baronian, Brussels, BE
Difference and Repetition, Luce Gallery, Turin, IT
Stitched Up, S2, London, ENG
The Go-Between, Sprovieri, London, ENG
2013
Space Whole Karaoke, Middlemarch, Brussels, BE
Equilibrium, Ritter/Zamet, London, ENG
Xtraction, The Hole, New York, NY
This is the story of America, Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT
Imago Mundi, Curated by Diego Cortez, Venice, IT
Pattern Recognition, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York, NY
Shake Shack Guggenheim, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
2012
Dreamtigers, Ed. Varie Gallery, New York, NY
MADE WITH MUSTARD, East Hampton Shed, East Hampton, NY
Floor Routine, Bodega, Philadelphia, PA
MATTERDADDY, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX
Black Foliage, Nudashank, Baltimore, MD
Slowed & Throwed, Chinatown Arcade, New York, NY
Tlk Drty, Amstel 41 Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
The Big Stink Moves Like a Moth Towards the Light, Hungryman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Rooms Within Rooms, Apache Projects, Anafi Island, GR
Brucennial 2012, BHQF, New York, NY
Alchemy, Harvester Gallery, Hudson, NY
FFA, Space Gallery, Portland, OR
2011
What Brings The Dust Together, New Gallery London, London, ENG
Nom de Guerre, Youth Group Gallery, New York, NY
Refractions, Place Gallery, New York, NY
All the Tired Horses in the Sun, How am I Supposed to Get Any Riding Done?, EOC Gallery, New York, NY
Issue Project Room (Benefit), Industria Superstudio, New York, NY
NurtureArt (Benefit), Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
2010
Black, White and Read All Over, Envoy Gallery, New York, NY
It Is What It Is, Envoy Gallery, New York, NY
2009
Works, Do Right Gallery, Marfa, TX

Selected Press

2018
Genie Davis, "Ethan Cook at Anat Ebgi," Art and Cake, August 7, 2018. (Link)
Leah Ollman, “Ethan Cook’s paintings are not paintings. Or are they?” Los Angeles Times, July 31, 2018. (Link)
Jill Singer, “These Woven, Color-Field Canvases Look Almost Like Paintings,” Sight Unseen, July 9, 2018. (Link)
2016
Isabella Mason, “Ethan Cook's 'Shakespeare' at Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles,” Blouin Art, November 17, 2016. (Link)
Emily Nimptsch, “Anat Ebgi: Ethan Cook,” Artillery Magazine, December 14, 2016. (Link)
“Miranda at Anat Ebgi,” Contemporary Art Daily, July 14, 2016. (Link)
2015
Isabel Wilkinson, “Turning Tchotckes Into Fine Art,” New York Times Magazine, October 8, 2015. (Link)
Domenico de Chirico, “ETHAN COOK – De Beauvoir Crescent, T293,” Aujourd’hui, June 10, 2015. (Link)
2014
“Young & Gifted: 8 Contemporary Artists in their 30s,” Eloquence Magazine p. 76-83 Issue 72 October 2014.
“PICNIC review,” Brooklyn Rail, April 2014.
Adam O’Reilly, “Ethan Cook Spins a Yarn,” Interview Magazine, March 2014. (Link)
2013
“Ethan Cook Interview,” Post-New.com, April 2013.
2012
Mossless Magazine, Issue 2, September 2012.
Fus Mickiewicz, “Interview with Maksymilian Fus Mickiewicz,” Re-Bel Magazine, Issue 2, March 2012.
‘Something in the Way,” IkoIkoSpace.com, Bleached Bleached Issue #2, January 2012.

Publications

2018
Anat Ebgi, Ethan Cook, Monograph, August 2018
2013
Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Felman, Monograph, January 2013
2012
Bodega Books, Rawest Destiny, Monograph, December 2012
Ethan Cook, Video Babe, Monograph, July 2012
Amstel 41 Gallery, DRTY TLK, p. 10-16, March 2012