Curriculum Vitae

LYNETTE COOK

EDUCATION


1984    Master of Fine Arts, Drawing, California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts)
1982    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing & Painting, Mississippi University for Women. Magna Cum Laude
1981    Bachelor of Science, Biology, Mississippi University for Women. Magna Cum Laude

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2012   “Inspirations,” Vargas Gallery, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA
2008   "The Search for a World Like Our Own: Imagine Earth 2.0," swissnex San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2001   “Extrasolar Planets,” California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA
2000   The Gallery at Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA
           “Planetary Systems Discovered at Lick Observatory, and Other Celestial Imagery,” Lick Observatory,

                 Mt.Hamilton, CA
1998   Evergreen Galleries, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
           “Paintings of the Universe,” Faculty Club, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
           “Art of the Universe,” Cogswell Polytechnical College, Sunnyvale, CA
1997   “Discovering the Universe,” Fireplace Gallery, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR
1996   UCSF Faculty/Alumni House, University of California, San Francisco, CA
1986   (Two-Person Exhibit), Strybing Arboretum; San Francisco, CA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2014   Collector, Berkeley, CA
           "Waves of the Current," Klein Gallery, Lafayette, CA

           Collector, San Francisco Airport, San Francisco, CA
           "Space Stories," Roll Up Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013   "2013 Statewide Painting Competition and Exhibition," Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
           "Gems II," Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
           "Debut Exhibition," Klein Gallery, Lafayette, CA
           "Silicon Valley Small Works II," Vargas Gallery, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA
           "tiny," Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

           "Falkirk Annual Fall Juried Exhibition," Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
           "Nature's Many Splendors: Farms, Gardens, and Woodlands," Filoli, Woodside, CA
           Collector, Berkeley, CA
           “5th Annual 50/50,” Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
           "University Art 2013 Open Exhibition," University Art, San Jose, CA
           "Summer National Exhibition," Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
           "City Streets," Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           "Richeson Small Works 2013," Richeson School of Art & Gallery, Kimberly, WI
          
“Breath of Spring,”
Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
           "Delicious," Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

           "The Guerilla Show 3," Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012   Artistic Visions of the Golden Gate Bridge,” George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           “Introductions 2012,” ArtZone 461 Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          
"tiny," Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

           "Holiday Art Show," Coastside Land Trust, Half Moon Bay, CA  

           "First Annual Small Painting Exhibit," Rich Timmons Studio & Gallery, Doylestown, PA

           "Drawing on Nature," orangeland, San Francisco, CA

           "University Art 2012 Open Exhibition," University Art, San Jose, CA

           “4th Annual 50/50,” Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
           “The First Really Big Show,” Oceana Art Gallery, Pacifica, CA
           “Bon Appétit,” Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA 
           “28th Annual Juried National Show,” North Valley Art League, Redding, CA
2011   “Silicon Valley Small Works,” Vargas Gallery, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA
           “3rd Annual 50/50,” Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
           “Ode to California,” Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
           “2011 Alumni Invitational,” Eugenia Summer Gallery, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS
2009   “Paint the Parks 100,” PaintAmerica, Traveling Exhibit, Topeka, KS
2003   “Arts for the Parks Seventeenth Annual National Arts Competition,” Top 100 Tour, National Park Academy

                 of the Arts, Jackson Hole, WY
2002   “Salute to the World Space Congress 2002 Exhibition,” The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, Nassau

                 Bay, TX
1999   “The Artist’s Universe,” Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL
           “Distant Vistas,” Explora Science Center & Children’s Museum of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM
1997   “Illuminating Science,” Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, CA
           “Exploring the Art of Space,” Pasadena Civic Center, Pasadena, CA
           “Imagine the Universe,” Adler Planetarium, Chicago, IL.
1996   “Arts for the Parks Tenth Annual National Arts Competition,” Top 100 Tour, National Park Academy of the

                 Arts, Jackson Hole, WY
1994   “Spaceweek International Space Art Exhibit,” Space Center Houston; Houston, TX
           “Ancient Myths, Legends, and Future Dreams,” NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA
1993   “Reflections of O'Keeffe,” Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
           “Free Hand: The Fine Art of Commercial Illustration,” Bedford Gallery; Walnut Creek, CA
1992   “Space Art: Probing The Outer Limits,” Cleveland Museum of Natural History; Cleveland, OH
           “Artists and the Universe,” NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA
           “Art of the Cosmos,” Hayden Planetarium, American Museum of Natural History; New York, NY
1991   “Naturalists: Paintings and Drawings of Life,” Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University; Arcata, CA
1990   “Art in the Service of Science,” Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian; Washington, D.C.
           “Strybing Arboretum 50th Anniversary Exhibit,” Strybing Arboretum; San Francisco, CA
1989   “Guild of Natural Science Illustrators 1989 National Exhibition,” Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History,

                 Santa Barbara, CA
1987   “Bridge Works,” sponsored by KPIX/Evening Magazine and Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco, CA
           “California Species: Biological Art and Illustration,” The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1986   “Scientific Illustration at the AAAS,” American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington,

                 D.C.
           “GNSI Natural Science Illustration Exhibit,” Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian; Washington, D.C.
1985   “Silent Partings,” California Academy of Sciences; San Francisco, CA
1984   “California Species: Biological Art and Illustration,” The Oakland Museum; Oakland, CA

 

SELECTED AWARDS/GRANTS


2013   Honorable Mention, "2013 Statewide Painting Competition and Exhibition," Triton Museum of Art,
                Santa Clara, CA

           Best in Show, "Richeson Small Works 2013," Richeson School of Art & Gallery, Kimberly, WI
           Quick Grant, Creative Capacity Fund, c/o Center for Cultural Innovation, San Francisco, CA
           Grant, Capelli d'Angeli Foundation, Canton, CT

           Second Place, "Breath of Spring," Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA

2012  
Second Place, "Bon Appétit," Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
1999   Grant, Research Corporation, Tucson, AZ
1995   Winner, Spaceweek International Association's Poster Competition, Houston, TX
1992   Bronze Discovery Award, Art of California Magazine
1989   Juror, “California Species: Biological Art and Illustration,” The Oakland Museum; Oakland, CA
1987   First Place, "Bridge Works," sponsored by KPIX/Evening Magazine/Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco, CA


COLLECTIONS


California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA
Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, D.C.
Downing Planetarium, Fresno, CA
Geneva Observatory, Versoix, Switzerland

Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS
St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis, MO 
SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA 

swissnex San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 
Private Collections

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY


2001-Present   Artist/Illustrator, Self-Employed
2000-2001       Senior Illustrator, OneCosmos Network, San Francisco, CA
1984-2001       Freelance Artist, San Francisco, CA
1984-2000       Artist/Photographer, Morrison Planetarium, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA


TEACHING EXPERIENCE


Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
California Academy of Sciences, Adult Education, San Francisco, CA
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Lectures and Workshops, Various Locations
Michaels Arts & Crafts, Daly City and Redwood City, CA

Peninsula Volunteers, Inc., Menlo Park, CA
Sequoia District Adult Education, Redwood City, CA

University of California, Adult Education, Berkeley, CA
University of California, Science Illustration Program, Lectures and Workshop, Santa Cruz, CA


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


Art Guild of Pacifica
International Association of Astronomical Artists, Fellow

 

OTHER WEBSITES


http://extrasolar.spaceart.org (Space Art)