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Lia Cook

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Lia  Cook Lia Cook Connectome 2 a digital jacquard weaving at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley CA in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Connectome 2
 
Lia  Cook Lia Cook Big Susan is a fabric weaving shown at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley California San Francisco Bay Area
Big Susan
 
Lia  Cook Lia Cook Binary Traces Young Girl is a fabric weaving shown at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley California San Francisco Bay Area
Binary Traces: Young Girl
 
Lia  Cook Lia Cook China Maze Doll is a fabric weaving shown at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley California San Francisco Bay Area
China Maze Doll
 
Lia  Cook Lia Cook Digital Senses a digital jacquard weaving at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley CA in the San Francisco Bay Area
Digital Senses
 
Lia  Cook Lia Cook Doll Face Pillow is a fabric weaving shown at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley California San Francisco Bay Area
Doll Face Pillow
 
Lia  Cook Lia Cook Dollface Pink II Photorealistic Fabric Weaving Seager Gray Gallery Mill Valley CA San Francisco Bay Area
Dollface Pink II
 
Lia  Cook Lia Cook Dolly Girl a digital jacquard weaving at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley California in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dolly Girl
 
Lia  Cook Lia Cook Inner Tracts a weaving at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley near San Francisco_ CA.
Inner Tracts
 
Lia  Cook Lia Cook Presence Absence Cover a digital jacquard weaving at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley CA in the San Francisco Bay Area
Presence Absence Cover
 
Lia  Cook Lia Cook Presence Absence Duo a digital jacquard weaving at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley CA in the San Francisco Bay Area
Presence Absence Duo
 
Lia  Cook Lia Cook Big Tera Photorealistic Jacquard Weaving Seager Gray Gallery Mill Valley CA  San Francisco Bay Area
Big Tera
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Lia  Cook Lia Cook Mona Lia is a fabric weaving shown at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley California San Francisco Bay Area
Mona Lia
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Lia  Cook Lia Cook Portrait of Kalle a digital jacquard weaving at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley CA in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Portrait of Kalle
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Lia  Cook

Lia Cook

Lia Cook Description

 


Lia Cook (b. 1942) is a fiber artist who combines weaving, painting, photography and digital technology to create her work.

Cook’s work attempts to shatter restrictive theories about craft, art, science and technology. Her focus is on the history and meaning of textiles in all cultures and its impact on our humanity. Her latest project is about the brain – Lia takes notions of imaging, memory and emotion, measures the physical human response, and incorporates all this information into her weavings.

Her work has been exhibited at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and is in the collection of Philbrook Museum of Art, The Racine Art Museum, The Metropolitan Museum, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American Art, among others. Lia Cook (b. 1942) is a fiber artist who combines weaving, painting, photography and digital technology to create her work. Cook’s work attempts to shatter restrictive theories about craft, art, science and technology. Her focus is on the history and meaning of textiles in all cultures and its impact on our humanity. Her latest project is about the brain – Lia takes notions of imaging, memory and emotion, measures the physical human response, and incorporates all this information into her weavings. Her work has been exhibited at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and is in the collection of Philbrook Museum of Art, The Racine Art Museum, The Metropolitan Museum, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American Art, among others. Lia Cook (b. 1942) is a fiber artist who combines weaving, painting, photography and digital technology to create her work. Cook’s work attempts to shatter restrictive theories about craft, art, science and technology. Her focus is on the history and meaning of textiles in all cultures and its impact on our humanity. Her latest project is about the brain – Lia takes notions of imaging, memory and emotion, measures the physical human response, and incorporates all this information into her weavings. Her work has been exhibited at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and is in the collection of Philbrook Museum of Art, The Racine Art Museum, The Metropolitan Museum, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American Art, among others.
 

 

Lia Cook Statement

 


Lia Cook: Artist Statement

My practice explores the sensuality of the woven image and the embodied emotional connection to memories of touch and cloth. Drawing from the history of painting and textiles, I use the detail to expose a moment of touch, the physical presence of cloth, often woven in oversize scale to intensify sensual and emotional associations. Cloth and our bodies are so interconnected that we often experience a visceral response to the visual. Although in the piece "Drapery Frieze After Leonardo" and related works the human body is often hidden from view, the shape or the form of the draped cloth suggests a human presence beneath the folds, sometimes only a glimpse of a hand or foot defines the moment of touch.

In my current work, I use a digital loom to weave images (of faces) that are embedded in the structure of cloth. The digital pixel becomes a thread that when interlaced with another becomes both cloth and image at the same time. I am particularly interested in the threshold at which the face image dissolves first into pattern and finally into a sensual tactile woven structure. What does this discovery and the resulting intense desire to touch the work add to our already innate, almost automatic emotional response to seeing a face?

My most recent work explores the nature of this emotional response to woven faces in collaboration with neuroscientists and uses the laboratory experience both with process and tools to stimulate new work in response to these investigations.
 

 

Lia Cook Resumé


 

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