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Biography

Reagan Charles Cook is a Canadian artist and designer based in Venice, California. Born in Kitchener, Ontario - he holds degrees from the University of Waterloo and the University of Southern California.

Spanning a diverse range of mediums and styles, his work has been displayed in galleries, museums and magazines across North America and Europe most notably: The Drawing Room, Light and Space Contemporary, Artinformal, Parkett Magazine, the Arnhem Museum of Modern Art and 1340 Gallery.

In addition to his career as a contemporary artist, Cook has contributed designs and creative concepts for companies in Toronto, Los Angeles, and San Francisco - ranging from small tech firms to Fortune 500 brands. 

Artist Statement

Following in the long tradition of folk artists, my work is primarily utilitarian and decorative, characterized by a naive style in which formal artistic processes are rarely employed. Commercialized, marketed and low-brow, my art expresses the shared values and aesthetics of an post-modern suburban youth and relies on the self-taught techniques that I developed as a member of this informal community setting.

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