A.D. COOK

Curriculum Vitae

Events, Exhibits, Publications, and Press

Luster Exhibit at Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA

EXHIBITS | EVENTS

March 2018 through January 2022 – LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Paintings – featuring AMERICA, DREAM 103, and INDIAN SUMMER — David J Wagner, curator

August 7 through August 12, 2016 – Skin & Bones – Tattoo Inspired Motorcycles and Art Exhibit at Buffalo Chip, Sturgis, SD – featuring my motorcycle artwork DREAM 103 and figurative art, LOTUS

July 7, 2016 – Karma International Las Vegas Pre-Launch Social at Chicago Motor Cars, Las Vegas, NV – featuring a selection of my motorcycle art on canvas

May 7, 2016 – An Affair of the Art at the Encore at Wynn, Las Vegas, NV – Presenting my statue “The Things We Do For Love…” benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

March 2016 to June 2016 – William Carr Gallery at Town Square, Las Vegas, NV – featuring a selection of my figurative paintings on canvas and metal

March-August 2015 to October 2015 – Underground Revolution, Las Vegas, NV – featuring a selection of my figurative paintings on canvas and metal and St. Jude Statue “The Things We Do Love…”

December 13, 2013 – Get Lucky Fundraiser at Foundation Room, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV – featuring a selection of my figurative paintings on canvas and metal

March 9, 2013 – ArtisticLifestyles Gallery, Las Vegas, NV – meet & greet art show featuring a collection of my figurative paintings on canvas and metal

February 16, 2013 – FIRE Art Biennale ~ Black Tie Fundraiser, Las Vegas, NV – featuring a collection of my abstract originals on panel

September 14, 2012 – Body Painting + Cigars + Art at En Fuego Cigar Lounge, Las Vegas, NV – featuring a collection of my figurative originals on metal and canvas

September 21, 2011 – Encore Mansion Party at Las Vegas Country Club Estates, Las Vegas, NV – featuring a collection of my Hollywood Video murals, figurative and abstract originals

July 21-23, 2011 – Cadillac Summer of Luxury Celebration, Cadillac of Las Vegas, NV – featuring a collection of my figurative and abstract originals

June 22, 2011 – Beauty Bash Mansion Party at Las Vegas Country Club Estates, Las Vegas, NV – featuring a collection of my Hollywood Video murals, figurative and abstract originals

March 3, 2011 – Air Combat Ace & Vegas 500 World Premiere Party at Henderson Executive Airport, Henderson, NV – featuring a collection of my abstract originals on metal

January 29, 2011 – DSM Luxury Hangar Party at Henderson Executive Airport, Henderson, NV – A one-man show featuring a collection of figurative and abstract art

January 13, 2011 – A.D. Cook & Johnny Love Vodka, Henderson, NV – An evening of art and a blend of delicious drinks

December 9, 2010 – DSM Luxury Holiday Hangar Party at Henderson Executive Airport, Henderson, NV – A showcase of luxury brands, private aircraft, and beautiful art

November 13, 2010 – Mikimoto Private Luxury Showcase inside Crystals at CityCenter, Las Vegas, NV – An exclusive showing of abstract originals on metal by A.D. Cook

September 24, 2010 – VIP Hangar Party, An Evening of Luxury, Style & Performance at Henderson Executive Airport, Henderson, NV – A one-man show featuring a collection of figurative and abstract paintings

August 18, 2010 – Grape Vegas Second Anniversary Bash at Grape Vegas, Las Vegas, NV – A.D. Cook art unveiling of the new Lux Series

June 26, 2010 – Exotic Car Showcase. DSM Luxury hosted this lavish poolside event at Red Rock Casino. Exclusive art presentation – Las Vegas, NV

May 21, 2010 – Paint the Town… Again. Exclusive art reception to benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the American Cancer Society. – Las Vegas, NV

April 14, 2010 – Special Art Unveiling at Grape Vegas – Las Vegas, NV

January 30, 2010 – Thomadro Fine Art Gallery Opening – Haleiwa, Hawaii

December 10, 2009, through January 14, 2010 – Caught in the Moment: A Major Exhibit of American Figurative Realism Art – Portland, OR

October 2, 2009 – Painted Ladies Art Show at Arlen Ness Motorcycles of Las Vegas during Bike Fest

November 7, 2008 – A.D. Cook Fine Art Gallery Opening, Neonopolis, Downtown Las Vegas, NV

October 26-27, 2007 – A Boy and His Dog Fine Art Gallery, Key West, FL

August 6-13, 2007 – Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Sturgis, SD

July 17, 2007 – Oh My Godard Gallery at Miracle Mile in the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV

July 14-15, 2007 – Wyland Gallery at Pier 39, San Francisco, CA

July 7-8, 2007 – Oh My Godard Gallery at Miracle Mile in the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV

June 23-24, 2007 – Oh My Godard Gallery, South Lake Tahoe, CA

June 7, 2007 – Village Gallery, Laguna, CA

April 13-14, 2007 – A Boy and His Dog Fine Art Gallery, Key West, FL

April 7, 2007 – Oh My Godard Gallery at Desert Passages in the Aladdin Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV

March 1-5, 2007 – International ArtExpo, Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York, NY

February 17, 2007 – Oh My Godard Gallery at Desert Passages in the Aladdin Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV

January 2007 – Oh My Godard Gallery at Desert Passages in the Aladdin Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV

December 9, 2006 – Oh My Godard Gallery, Houston, TX

December 2, 2006 – Desert Sun Gallery, Fashion Square Mall, Scottsdale, AZ

November 25, 2006 – Oh My Godard Gallery at Desert Passages in the Aladdin Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV

September 10 through October 1st, 2005 – Spray 2005; The Airbrush In Modern Art. Zahra’s Studio Gallery, Beacon, NY

July 17, 2004 – Destination Harley-Davidson, Portland, OR. Art of the Harley Show featuring the motorcycle fine art paintings

April 23-25th, 2004 – “Wild to Mild” show at the Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA

October 18, 2003 – Destination Harley-Davidson, Portland, OR. Art of the Harley Show featuring a collection of original motorcycle fine art paintings

September 29 to November 4, 2001 – Gallery at the Square, NY. One of ten artists featured in the Cycle/Auto Art Show

1995 – Michelle Kantor Gallery, Portland, OR – Painted Ladies, a one-man month-long show featuring A.D. Cook originals

PUBLICATIONS | PRESS

Skin & Bones, Presented by Michael Lichter at the World Famous Buffalo Chip by Iron Trader News. Credited as the featured artist for my paintings DREAM 103 and LOTUS.

Art & Beyond, Special Nude and Figurative Art Edition, Summer 2016. My painting, “ECLIPSE” is featured on the cover with an interview.

L’Vegue Magazine, Spring 2016. “The Things We Do For Love” – story on A.D. Cook’s statue created for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Naughty Girl’s Guide to Las Vegas. Featured listing in Sienna Sinclaire’s Las Vegas, Erotic Art Section directory.

ModelsMania Magazine, September 2012. The Artist and the Interview – featuring ten original paintings on metal and canvas.

Tradeshow Lifestyles, September 2012. Artist interview and featured artworks.

ModelsMania Magazine, August 2012. Featuring “Brooklyn“.

Best of Worldwide Portrait and Figurative Artists, Vol. 1, Artists A-I Edition, 2011 – Kennedy Publishing

American Art Collector, October 2010, Art of the Nude. Featured painting: Eclipse

Aqua Cabana, National Summer/Fall 2010. “The Relentless Pursuit of Beauty” by Jennifer Gaydeski

Las Vegas Weekly, August 26, 2010. “An Artistic Celebration at Grape Vegas” by Katherine Fernelius

Nature Genetics, April 2010 – Volume 42, Number 4, front cover – Featured painting: Bang

Las Vegas Review-Journal, Furniture & Design Section, February 7, 2009 – Artists Showcase Their Work at Neonopolis – Featured painting: Solace

Las Vegas City Life, “Scene From A Mall” by Jarrett Keene, January 29, 2009

Art Business News, April 2007. Show Buzz – ArtExpo 2007 Report

Quick Throttle- California Edition and Southwest Edition – January 2006. Rider Profile by Janga – Featured cover painting: For Show

Aphrodisia, The Art of the Female Form [Published by Aristata Publishing 2005] – Featured painting: Eclipse

Quick Throttle – Northwest Edition – June 2005. Rider Profile by Janga – Featured cover painting: For Show

Airbrush Action Magazine December 2004. Step-by-step article; Creating the Perfect Ultra-Smooth Canvas for Airbrush

The Ultimate Airbrush Handbook, February 2002. The step-by-step chapter features the original fine art painting Passing Time

Airbrush Action Magazine, November 2001. Contributing Editor – Creating A Living Medical Illustration 101 (body art how-to article)

Airbrush Action Magazine, Part Two, June 2001. Contributing Editor – Step-by-step article featuring Indian Summer

Easyriders and V-Twin magazines, April 2001. Featuring the original fine art painting Passing Time

Airbrush Action magazine, Part One, April 2001. Contributing Editor – Featured on the magazine’s cover and also a step-by-step article featuring the original fine art painting Indian Summer

Airbrush Action 3, The Best New Airbrush Illustration by Airbrush Action magazine. This book features the Hollywood Video murals T-Rex Visits Hollywood and the Elvis Presley & John Wayne mural

Airbrush Magazine, volume 2.3, 1995 featuring a selection of Hollywood Video murals

AWARDS

Airbrush Action Magazine 15th Annual Airbrush Excellence Competition 2001, Fine Art Category – Third Place Award for Indian Summer original acrylic painting on canvas

Airbrush.com featured artist, April 2001

Chinook Winds Casino and Convention Center Run for the Wind, August 27, 2000 – Best of Show and Mayor’s Choice trophies for the design, paint, and construction of the Art Hog custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle

Portland Rod & Custom Show, February 17-20, 2000 – Third Place trophy for the design, paint, and construction of the Art Hog custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle

Airbrush Action 7th Annual Airbrush Excellence Competition 1993, Mural Category – Awarded First Place for the two-piece mural: Marilyn Monroe (Postcards From The Past) and Starring Steve Martin

TEACHING

October 24-26, 2008 – Learning and Product Expo, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Masters Airbrush Classes for sponsor Iwata-Medea. Pasadena, CA

2004-2005 – Five 1-day Intro-to-Airbrush Workshops and three 3-day Advanced Airbrush Workshops at A.D. Cook Fine Art Studio, Tigard, OR

March 2004 – Airbrush Action Getaway, Las Vegas, NV

September 2003 – Airbrush Action Getaway, Las Vegas, NV

1989 through 1995 – Numerous airbrush workshops at my Hollywood Video art studio

1993 through 1994 – Numerous airbrush workshops for the Art Media stores, Portland, OR

1987 – Graphic Design – Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR

ADDITIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Magazine endorsements for art-related products including Iwata airbrushes, Artool Art Products, and Artograph Projectors

1989 through 1995 – Creative Director, Hollywood Entertainment Corporation dba Hollywood Video stores. In addition to creating the Hollywood Video and Hollywood Entertainment logos, designing store graphics, and managing their corporate art department, A.D. painted dozens of murals, many of which are featured in their stores throughout the United States.

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