Stuart Cook is a Sydney based artist who delights in the abstract vision of the world and its elements. He studied at COFA with his first group show at Arthouse in 1990.
Stuart studied painting and sculpture from 1989-92 at the College of Fine Art, Sydney.
He exhibited miniatures in a group show at Arthous Gallery in 1990 and took part in the COFA graduation exhibition in 1991. After graduation he held a solo exhibition of his works at Bondi Pavilion in 1993 which led him to open Sun Cow Design Gallery at King Street, Newtown, as founder and creative director.
Exhibiting his artwork and furniture from 1993 to 2007. Sun Cow produced one off sculptural pieces of furniture in recycled and salvaged timber and upholstery. Stuart constantly exhibited sculptures and paintings at Sun Cow throughout this period selling in excess of three hundred paintings alone. This grew into a company which sold off the gallery floor and did a lot of commercial and domestic commissioned based work. During these years Stuart also exhibited in Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney and won sculpture awards in the South Coast Sculpture exhibition.
Sun Cow was also commissioned to work with architects including creating the chapel of remembrance at Garden Island for the Australian Navy. Stuart spent two years working part time as a sculpture teacher at Bundanon, the Arthur Boyd art education centre on the south coast when he moved the Sun Cow workshop to Berry NSW.
In 2007 he was employed by Opera Australia to design and make Gaudi style furniture for the production of The Barber of Saville.
Since closing the gallery in Newtown, Stuart has worked directly with clients. He continues to exhibit from his studio/gallery in Stanmore including a large solo show ‘Holocene” in 2012 and is now represented by Mansfield Gallery in Darlinghurst Sydney, where his lastest solo show of paintings and ceramic sculpture ‘You Me We’ was held in March of 2015.