Cook is a Brisbane-based photomedia artist of Bidjara heritage. Trained as a commercial photographer, Cook came to art in recent years and has, since 2009, forged a stellar reputation as an artist with a significant vision. In 2013 Cook’s photographs were exhibited in the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art. His photographic series Majority Rule was the stand out success of the 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire, 2014.
In 2015 his work was exhibited in Personal Structures – Crossing Borders at Palazzo Mora during the 56th Venice Biennale; Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilization at The British Museum, London; Lifelines at Musée De La Civilisation, Canada; Undiscovered at Australian Maritime Museum, Sydney; Encounters, National Museum of Australia, Canberra and in SaltWater Country, an international touring exhibition which was most recently shown at AAMU Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art, the Netherlands.
Cook’s work is represented in major institutional collections including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Queensland Art Gallery/GOMA, Art Gallery of Western Australia, McMaster Museum of Art, Canada and AAMU Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art, The Netherlands.