Christopher Cook studied M.A. Painting at the Royal College of Art, London, and then spent two years in Bologna as Italian Government scholar. After three extended visits to India, he developed a specific process in which graphite powder combined with resin is worked thinly on sheets of coated paper or aluminium, and he has not used colour since.
Cook has been a recipient of an ACE fellowship, has been Visiting Fellow to the Stadelschule, Frankfurt, and CalState University Long Beach. Major solo exhibitions include Camden Arts Centre London, Towner Gallery Eastbourne, Memphis Art Museum, Yokohama Museum of Art, and Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany. His work is held in collections including the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum New York, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, and the Yale Center for British Art.