Rod Cook worked as a commercial photographer in New York for the first twenty-five years of his career. He has also been managing editor of a magazine, helicopter pilot, and partner in a design firm. He began his fine art career in 1996 with “Cypress Knees and Tupelos”, nudes taken in cypress swamps in and around Savannah, Ga. Since then he has created his own interpretations of botanicals: “FP” and “Fungi”;… landscapes: “Moving Landscapes”;…and masks, mannequins, and statues: “Animate Objects”. He has works in platinum/palladium, digital black and white and color and invented color prints married with encaustic. His most recent works are prints of nudes wearing Venetian style masks that he designed and made with paper mache (in the case of Mask they are created from molds taken from the model’s face) .
He has had one person shows in Aspen, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New Haven, New Orleans, Petaluma, and New York, as well as participating in shows in the United States and in Europe.