Greg Cook is an arts reporter and critic for WBUR.org and The Providence Phoenix. His writing has also appeared in The Boston Phoenix, The Boston Globe, Art New England, Juxtapoz Magazine, Art & Antiques, PoetryFoundation.org and several newspapers in suburban Boston. He is the founder of The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research, which won a 2009 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.
Cook is a leader in fostering art making in the New England. He oversees the New England Art Awards, an annual open-source, community project to honor art made in the region. He organizes the “Quiet, Please” arts and cultures talks at the Malden Public Library. And his writings sparked a community effort that got Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts to relaunch its Maud Morgan Prize for local women artists in 2011 after the museum neglected to award it for five years.
Cook teaches at Montserrat College of Art. His own pictures have appeared in fancy publications like Nickelodeon magazine, Publishers Weekly and The Believer, and have received honorable mentions in the 2006 and ’07 editions of “The Best American Comics.” He’s exhibited his artwork in Italy, France, Canada, Abu Dhabi, the United States, and the bathrooms of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.
Despite all this apparent liveliness, Wikipedia once declared him dead.
The Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction at MIT is an epic, community feat of madcap physics and jury-rigged tinkering.
Somerville Arts Council has launched an online survey “to understand the needs of the creative community.”
Ed Siegel and Greg Cook nominate candidates for Mayor Martin Walsh’s arts czar.
Sacco’s depiction first day of the Battle of the Somme is vaster than you can take in at one glance.
Ideas and issues percolating through the city’s cultural community—and the campaign.
Boston mayoral candidate Marty Walsh speaks about his plans for the arts.
Boston mayoral candidate John Connolly speaks about his plans for the arts.
Hundreds dressed up as superheroes for the fifth annual race.
An exhibition on “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at the Rockwell Museum prompts thoughts on Walt Disney’s early artistic successes.
What the heck is going on with all the weird gay cracks in the Norwegian band Ylvis’s new goofball anthem singing the praises of that “paradise on earth” Massachusetts?