Current Artist in Residence, VISUAL ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

Abigail Cook is an Atlanta-based sculptor and visual artist. Her work has been exhibited at the Newark Arts Festival, ATHICA, Agnes Scott’s Dalton Gallery, and eyedrum. Cook’s sculpture, poetry, and paintings have been published by Columbia University, Tufts University, UC Denver, Quarter Press, and Underground Journal. In 2022, Cook received a grant from the Chicago Freedom School to build a public installation which traveled across metro Atlanta, and aimed to bridge the gap in humanity between those incarcerated and those not. The following year, she was awarded honorable mentions by both the Welch Gallery and Light, Space, and Time’s juried exhibitions for sculptures visualizing the struggle women face under oppressive systems. Above all, Cook’s work aims to repurpose the familiar to invite open dialogue and novel interpretations of existing systems and stigmas. A sampling of Abigail’s work can be seen here.