Stephen Cook is concerned with the progress, composition and action of his work. From earthy abstract paintings and charcoal portraits to pigment-bathed practices in automatic drawing, the artist generates provocative, colossal pieces rich in texture and movement. A physical painter, Cook uses music and emotional stigma as motivation. His work transposes the intangibles of the human experience onto the canvas, connecting with viewers on an instinctual level.
Stephen Cook earned his BFA from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the owner of OneWay Gallery in Narragansett, where he shows work alongside a stable of twelve regional and national artists. Cook is also represented by Candita Clayton Gallery in Pawtucket and his art resides in private collections across the globe. His work has been featured in the Huffington Post, TravelMag, the Newport Mercury, SO Rhode Island and other media outlets.