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Carrie Cook

Austin, TX, United States

A Signature Member of both Society of Animal Artists and Artists for Conservation, I actually consider myself a portrait artist, emphasizing the individual. My current series highlights individuals living at the Center for Great Apes sanctuary. There may be no better way to convey that other animals have the right to life and freedom from harm, than by focusing on species closest to our own - non-human great apes. I was once a graphic designer in NYC, a student of Disney in L.A., and an art teacher to mildly interested middle schoolers in Colorado. But it was as head of graphic design at the Dallas Zoo, and the distress I felt for captive animals, that led me down my current path. Awards include SAA’s Medal of Excellence, David Shepherd’s 2018 Wildlife Artist of the Year - ‘Vanishing Fast’ category, ‘Best of Show’ at Art Hop, a showcase of Texas artists, and 2nd place Animals/Wildlife in Artists Magazine’s International Art Competition. My work has been exhibited at San Diego‘s Museum of Natural History, The Houston Museum of Nature and Science, The Wildlife Experience in Colorado, VanDusan Botanical Garden in Vancouver, Art4Apes show at Miami’s Art Basel, the Hiram Blauvelt Wildlife Museum in New Jersey, Arizona’s Sonoran Desert Museum, London’s Mall Galleries, and England’s Nature in Art Museum, among other venues. A portion of profits from paintings is donated to organizations that fight for animals.

Carrie's ArtPrize Entries

These are Carrie's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

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    We Are All Apes

    2021 ArtPrize Entry Carrie Cook
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