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Cathy Cook

Cathy Cook is an Associate Professor of Film/Video in Visual Arts at University of Maryland at Baltimore County (UMBC.) She teaches Film/Video production, writing and aesthetics. She holds a MFA in Film/Video and Women Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as well as BFA’s in both Inter-Arts and Art. Prior to UMBC, Cook worked in New York City for eleven years as an Art Director and Production Designer in the Film/TV industry. She has taught film/video production and animation at various New York area colleges.

Cook has exhibited her award-winning work extensively in both solo and group shows including screenings at MOMA and the Whitney Museum. In 2001, Cook was awarded a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. She has also received fellowships and grants from the New York State Council of the Arts, The Experimental Television Center, The Jerome Foundation (Film in the Cities) and the Wisconsin Arts Board. Cook’s media works are in the permanent collections of the Donnell Library (NYC), Princeton University, National Library of Australia (Canberra) and the NYU Film Library, among others.

In pursuing her personal research, Cook works in Film, Video, Poetry Films and Installation and is currently editing a thirty minute experimental documentary film that explores her responses to the poetry and life of Lorine Niedecker. (7/07)


Beyond Voluntary Control
A film by Cathy Cook, 2000, 30 min., Color

Acclaimed filmmaker Cathy Cook (THE MATCH THAT STARTED MY FIRE) breaks new cinematic territory by devising a new visual language that explores the psy...

The Match That Started My Fire
A film by Cathy Cook, 1991, 19 min., Color

The telephone rings and the girl-talk begins: secrets emerge and confessions build. An exciting experimental comedy in which the joy of sexual pleasur...



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