Lia Cook

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 is featured in the Crossroads episode of Craft in America.

L: Lia Cook, Traces: Intent, 2002
R: Lia Cook, Facing Touch, 2011

Lia Cook speaks about her Doll series.

Lia Cook talks about her jacquard loom.

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