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Measures:  10 X 14  image; 12 x16 Approx custom frame minor nicks
Condition: Very good
Signed: Lower right

Shipping : $25.00

Notes: From the series "Beastheads" started in the 1970's then each done in clay, bronze


Robert T. Cooke

BORN:  Sunbury, Pennsylvania 1943

1969  -M.F.A. Cranbrook Academy of Art – Ceramics & Sculpture: Honors
1967  -B.A. Newark State College, Union, New Jersey
1965  -Studied Painting Arts Student League, New York City
2003  -Retired- Professor Emeritus – Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey Mason Gross School of the Arts 
1989  -Visiting Artist Teacher – Cultural Academy of Art & Design, Beijing
China, May-June
1984  -Associate Professor with tenure, Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Visual Arts Department
1984-87 -Chairperson, Visual Arts Department, Mason Gross School of the Arts
1971-Assistant Professor of Art, Rutgers University, Livingston Department of Art
1970-71 -Assistant Professor of Art, Harrisburg Area Community College,
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1968  -Interlochen Arts & Music Academy, Interlochen, Michigan, Summer
1991  -United States International Agency – Grant to Zimbawee Africa
1989  -New Jersey State Council of the Arts – Individual Artist
1985  -New Jersey State Council on the Arts – Individual Artist-Rutgers Research Council
1974  -National Endowment of the Arts – Individual Fellowship
1973  -Rutgers Research Council
1991  -Commission from Rutgers University – “President’s Medallion”
-Commission from MGSA – Commemorative Castings for retiring faculty
1982  -Commission for Sound Sculpture, New Jersey State Council of the Arts
for architectural installation
2013-2016 “Lanes End” Marshalls Creek, Pennsylvania – Two large sound sculpture  
Interactive “Stone Stove” and “Table”
2010  Robert T. Cooke Art Space Gallery, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania-January 15 to February 15
1991  -MGSA, Spring
1989  -Pyramid Gallery, New York, New York
1985  -Tomasulo Gallery, Cranford, New Jersey-Princeton Gallery of Fine Arts, Princeton, New Jersey
1986 -One Person Show, Robeson Center Gallery, Newark, New Jersey –September 18 – October 31
1981  -University of Houston, Lawndale Annex Gallery-Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia
1977 -Alonzo Gallery, New York, New York, Spring-Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, October
-Alonzo Gallery, New York, New York
1976  -Trenton Museum, New Jersey, Spring
1975  -Outdoor Sculpture – Summit Art Center, Summit, New Jersey
1973  -Warren Benedick Gallery, New York
-Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey
1972  -Birmingham Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan
1971  -New Jersey Artists – Newark Museum
2008-2009 -“Stone Sculpture In New Jersey” – Kean University
1994  -“Iron Works” – Invitational Ramapo College
-“Grounds for Sculpture”, Mercerville, New Jersey Invitational Show, June
1991  -Co-Producer of “It Works”, A Documentary Video-Women with children in recovery from drugs and alcohol
1989  -Princeton Gallery of Fine Art, Princeton, New Jersey
1988  -Contemporary Mask Show, Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, New Jersey, June-July
1987  -“Crossover”, Hasting, New York
1986  -Three Person Show, Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, New Jersey –October 5 – November 16-Three Person Show, Aurora Gallery, Closter, New Jersey –
“The Suggested Image”, October 18 – November 28
1985  -Two Person Show, Princeton Gallery of Fine Art, 8 Chambers Street
Princeton, New Jersey
1984-85 -“Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition” through Princeton, New Jersey
1984  -Eugenia Cucalon Gallery, New York
-Invitational Bronze Show, Trenton Museum, New Jersey
-Washington, D.C. through Public Art Trust, “Tradition and Fantasy in
Animal Sculpture”
-Princeton Gallery of Fine Arts, 8 Chambers Street, Princeton, New Jersey
-Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, Rutgers Sculpture Show
1982  -Kean College, New Jersey
1981  -Robeson Gallery, Newark, New Jersey, Architectural grant recipient
-Exhibition: New Jersey State Council of the Arts
1980 -Group Exhibition, International Sculpture Convention, Washington, D.C.
1978  -Alonzo Gallery, New York
-Bucks County Community College, New Jersey
-Invitational Show, “Atelier”, Princeton, New Jersey
1977  -“Seven Sculptures”, Mercer County Community College, New Jersey
1974  -Warren Benedeck Gallery, New York
-Sculpture Award, Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, New Jersey
-New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey
1973  -Hunterdon Art Center Show, “Best of Show Award”, New Jersey
-Pratt Institute Invitational, New York, New York
-New Jersey Sculpture Show, Jersey City Museum
1972 -Critics Choice Show – “Source III”, Cranbrook Gallery, Detroit, Michigan
-Rutgers’Faculty Show, Voorhees Gallery, New Brunswick, New Jersey
-Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey
-New Jersey Sculpture Show, Jersey City Museum
1970  -Sculpture Show – Pennsylvania State University
1968-69 -Cranbrook Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
1969  -Iterlochen Arts Academy, Iterlochen, Michigan
-Grounds for Sculpture – Hamilton, New Jersey
-Cranbrook Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
-Trenton State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey
-Voorhees Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University, New Jersey
-Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York
-Kean College, Union, New Jersey
-Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey
-Mutual of New York, Corporate Collection, New York
-Peat Marwick Corporate Collection, Montvale, New Jersey
-Cooper Alloy, Hillside, New Jersey Corporate Collection
-Ryder University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
2011  -Taught drawing class – Pocono Art Association

2000  -Lecture at Monmouth Museum to their Board of Directors and
Monmouth County Arts Association on the “Object in the Market Place and the Art Practice”
-Performance of a sound sculpture at Grounds for Sculpture – Sept. 28

1999  -Invited to Ramapo Iron Works as visiting Artist and worker amongst
-Visiting Artist, Buffalo State University, “Dusk till Dawn”. Iron pour and workshop – August

1998  -Visiting Artist, Ramapo College, Cast Iron workshop – October
-Invited Artist to Buffalo State University – 4 day workshop on cast iron
-Invited to do a “Piece”, for the stone division of Johnson Atelier, Spring-
-Presenter, “Aesthetics of Cast Iron”, Chaired panel at International Cast
Iron Conference – April
-Organizer and Host for “Smallest Coupalo” contest hosted by Johnson
Atelier, April
-Invitational Show, “Grounds for Sculpture”, Johnson Atelier

1997 -Guest Artist, Ramapo College three (3) day iron workshop, October
-Guest Artist, iron workshop “Mold Master for Iron Pour” Buffalo State
University, Buffalo, New York, August

1997-92 Have been extensively studying dreams, Alchemy, Way of Tea, Zen, Zen and ethics Tibetan Book of the Dead, The Darhma. Approximately
thirty (30) workshops ranging from three (3) to fifteen (150 days for each   session. Participants in workshops: James Hillman; Robert Bosneck, Robert Thurman; Master Chen Yen, Roshi, Joshu Senzaki, Daido, John Lori, Eado Roshi; Nor Hal; Patricia Berry; Tich Nat Hahn, Joshua Cutler, and others

1994  -“Raku” video for Public TV, Newark, New Jersey
-Second Annual Cast Iron Conference, Birmingham, Alabama, Workshop
and Slide Presentation

1990  -Judge for National Art Show
-Lecture – Milikazee Art School Bulawayo, Zimbawee
-Workshop in Ceramic Sculpture, Harrare, Zimbawee
-Lecture, Harrare, Zimbawee

1989  -“State of the Arts”, Video Documentary of Arts in USA, Interview   segment

1988  -Ceramic Sculpture Workshop, “Watershed” Maine – June
-International Cast Iron Conference, Birmingham, Alabama
-Cast Stainless Steel Sculpture, Visiting Artist, Sylacauge, Alabama
-Cooper Alloy Inc. in Syracuse, New York

1987  -Jury for State Council of Art Education grants

1986  -Outside Review for Ramapo Art Program, Ramapo College, New Jersey

1985  -Lecturer, Ramapo College, New Jersey

1984  -TV Production for “Wayland Gregory”; historical perspective on his life
and work – used in a major retrospective show at Everson Museum

1980  -Visiting Artist and Guest Lecturer, Kean College, New Jersey

1978  -Lecturer and workshop demonstration, Goddard College, Vermont
-Contributing Editor, Sculpture News Exchange, Princeton, New Jersey

1977-78 -Artist-in-Residence and Lecturer, Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture, Princeton, New Jersey. Honorary degree in Metal Casting

1976  -Documented and attended “Super Mud” Ceramic Conference   Pennsylvania State University

1975  -Guest Lecturer and Demonstrator, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois

1974  -Developing a studio class course with Ceramics Engineering, Professor
Dr. Ott. This course was offered in the fall of 1974 on a pilot basis for Livingston Art Department Majors and Graduate engineering students. It is intended as a cross discipline for the Art and Engineering students. Also have a series of lectures in an Engineering course; Glass in the Modern World

1973 -Organized a documentation for a dance event at the West Orange    Y.M.H.A., documented in video tape. Supported by New Jersey grant for
the arts.
-Lecture – Demonstrations Graduate program in Art and Design, Pratt Institute, New York

1971  -Lecture – Demonstration: Graduate Ceramics Program, Kean College,   Union, New Jersey

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