Ceramic artists list
> Ceramic artists list 100. Tim Rowan 99. Graciela Olio 98. Michal Fargo 97. Ryan Blackwell 96. Ellen Schön 95. Francesco Ardini 94. David Gallagher 93. Elizabeth Shriver 92. Jason Hackett 91. Patricia Sannit 90. Bente Skjøttgaard 89. Steve Belz 88. Ruth Power 87. Jenni Ward 86. Liliana Folta 85. Kira O'Brien 84. Annie Woodford 83. Kwok-Pong Bobby Tso 82. Bogdan Teodorescu 81. Kimberly Cook 80. Paula Bellacera 79. Debra Fleury 78. Cindy Billingsley 77. David Gilbaugh 76. Teresa & Helena Jané 75. Marianne McGrath 74. Suzanne Stumpf 73. Deborah Britt 72. Kathy Pallie 71. Els Wenselaers 70. Kjersti Lunde 69. Brian Kakas 68. Marie T. Hermann 67. Mark Goudy 66. Susan Meyer 65. Simcha Even-Chen 64. Barbara Fehrs 63. Shamai Gibsh 62. Natalia Dias 61. Bethany Krull 60. Amanda Simmons 59. Arthur Gonzalez 58. Chris Riccardo 57. Akiko Hirai W 56. Johannes Nagel 55. Rika Herbst 54. Liza Riddle 53. Chang Hyun Bang 52. Virginie Besengez 51. Jasmin Rowlandson 50. Chris Wight 49. Wim Borst 48. Rafael Peréz 47. Guðný Hafsteinsdóttir 46. Cathy Coëz 45. Merete Rasmussen 44. Carol Gouthro 43. JoAnn Axford 42. David Carlsson 41. Margrieta Jeltema 40. David Roberts 39. Patrick Colhoun 38. Abigail Simpson 37. Signe Schjøth 36. Katharine Morling 35. Dryden Wells 34. Antonella Cimatti 33. Cynthia Lahti 32. Carole Epp 31. Blaine Avery 30. Ian Shelly 29. Jim Kraft 28. Wesley Anderegg 27. Connie Norman 26. Arlene Shechet 25. Young Mi Kim 24. Jason Walker 23. Peter Meanley 22. Shane Porter 21. Jennifer McCurdy 20. Yoichiro Kamei 19. Debbie Quick 18. Ian F Thomas 17. John Shirley 16. Grayson Perry 15. Vivika & Otto Heino 14. Georges Jeanclos 13. Daniel Kavanagh 12. Nagae Shigekazu 11. Matthew Chambers 10. Tim Andrews 9. Claire Muckian 8. Adam Frew 7. Maciej Kasperski 6. Roxanne Jackson 5. Keith Schneider 4. Celeste Bouvier 3. Tim Scull 2. Kim Westad 1. Sara Paloma

Kimberly Cook

Kimberly Cook Contemporary Ceramics

View Kimberly Cook’s works featured on Ceramics Now Magazine

/ Featured in Ceramics Now Magazine - Issue Two

"Awkward primitive animal instincts lie unconsciously in our genetic make-up.  Dominance, survival, reproduction, and group instinct feed our propensity to digress into our egos; cruelty, alpha status, fight or flight, sexual exploits, and pack mentality.  In my body of work I create imagery that embodies tension and anxiety, while also reflecting animalistic traits and certain elements of human ritualistic thought and control that intrigue me.  Using clay as my primary sculptural material allows me to explore these thoughts and questions using techniques that actually originated in human ritualistic practices.  Figures, deities, and fetishes were modeled into both animal and human form for magical or religious practices long before clay was used for utilitarian ware.  This harnessing of imagery deemed as powerful has survived for centuries, allowing humans to access manifestations of supernatural forces believed to improve their daily struggles in life. 

Personally and intuitively driven, my work with imagery of animals is grounded in the exploration of the universal human condition, focusing on aspects of the ceremonial; serving as embodiments for the physical, spiritual, and psychological being.My preoccupation with human existence, alienation, fear and apathy, is what motivates me to express elements of autobiography, ritual, and the significance of life’s struggles.  Working between narrative and abstract, revealing both the perception of power and powerlessness, the figures and symbols that I create are often purposely rendered disfigured and dysfunctional.” Kimberly Cook

Kimberly Cook's C.V. (resume) - View her works

EDUCATION
- MFA 2008 Ceramics/Spatial Art – San Jose State University
- BFA 2004 Ceramics/Spatial Art – San Jose State University
- BA 2000 Psychology – Texas A&M/ San Jose State University

SELECTED GROUP, JURIED & INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
- Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2011)
- Ink & Clay 37 Exhibition, W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2011)
- Dow Center for the Visual Arts, Interlochen, MI (2011)
- Gullkistan Art Studios, Laugarvatn, Iceland (2011)
- San Jose City Hall, Juried Exhibition, San Jose, CA (2010)
- Go Figure!, National Juried Exhibition, Curated by George Rivera/Triton Museum, Santa Cruz, CA (2010)
- Art Council Silicon Valley, Juried Exhibition, San Jose, CA (2010)
- Fruits of My Labor, Ceramic/mixed media installation,Herbert
- Sanders Gallery, San Jose, CA (2010)
- Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA (2010)
- Fruits of My Labor II, Ceramic/mixed media installation, Gallery IV, San Jose, CA (2009)
- 20th Annual California Clay Competition, The Artery, Davis, CA (2009)
- 17th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX (2009)
- Institute for Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA (2009)
- Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Snap to Grid, Los Angeles, CA (2009)
- The WORKS Gallery,San Jose, CA (2009)
- The Citadel/ICA C-3 group exhibition, San Jose/San Francisco, CA (2009)
- Anno DominiGallery/The Second Coming of Art & Design, Fresh ProduceShow, San Jose, CA (2009)
- Institute of Contemporary Art,It’s Not Us, It’s You, San Jose, CA (2009)
- California Conference for the Advancement of the Ceramic Arts,
- San Jose State University Student Show, Davis, CA (2008)
- San Jose Museum of Modern Art, San Jose, CA (2008)
- Selected MFA Group Exhibition, Linda Durnell Gallery,Los Gatos, CA (2008)
- Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA (2008)
- Cross Contamination, Herbert Sanders Gallery (2008)
- Richmond Center for the Arts, Richmond, CA (2008)
- California Conference for the Advancement of the Ceramic Arts,
- San Jose State University Student Show, Davis, CA (2007)
- San Jose State University Film Festival, juried/selected student films,
- San Jose State University Theatre (2007)
- The Banner Project, Textile and Sculpture Exhibit, Berlin, Germany (2007)
- 18th Annual California Clay Competition, The Artery, Davis, CA (2007)
- Tri-Lake Center for the Arts, Tri-Lakes, CO (2007)

WORKING/ TEACHING RESIDENCIES
- Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI (2011)
- Gullkistan Artist Residency, Laugarvatn, Iceland (2011)

EXPERIENCE
2008 – Present - Five years of experience teaching ceramic sculpture, hand-building, figure modeling, and wheel-throwing, at the university level. Proficient in all responsibilities required in supervising and maintaining a ceramic studio, including kiln loading and firing (electric, gas, raku), mixing clay and glazes, ordering supplies, and maintenance of clay studio and equipment. 

PRESENTATION OF CURRENT WORK
- Gullkistan Artist Residency Studio,Laugarvatn, Iceland (2011)
- Interlochen Center for the Arts,Interlochen, MI (2011)
- Ceramic Figure Sculpture Workshop
- Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI (2011)
       
ART SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS
- Sandra Johnstone Scholarship, San Jose State University, 2007
- California State University Grant - Lifecast/Moldmaking 2007
- Elizabeth Heil Scholarship, San Jose State University, 2006
- John French Scholarship, San Jose State University, 2004
- Full Scholarship & Stipendoffered for MFA program from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2004

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
- W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, Pomona/Los Angeles, CA    
- Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA
- Private Collection of ElizabettaZanardi, Los Gatos, CA
- Private Collection of Virginia WestphalUhl, Palo Alto, CA
- Private Collection of Maggie Bludau, San Jose, CA
- Private Collection of the Lucas family, Los Gatos, CA
- Private Collection of Mark Chavis, San Diego, CA
- Private Collection of Dr. Alan LeFever, Ft. Worth, TX

Visit Kimberly Cook’s website.

→ View our featured ceramic artists list (posts).
Subscribe to our monthly newsletter and like our Facebook page if you want to stay in touch with us.

© Photographs, written works or other media, are subject to copyright and belong to the artist or to Ceramics Now Magazine. Cannot be used without permission.

All work is copyright of respective owner, otherwise © 2014 Ceramics Now. Website powered by Tumblr.