Curriculum Vitae

events, exhibits, publications, and press

Luster Exhibit at Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA

 

EXHIBITS | EVENTS

June 1, 2022, through January 15, 2023 – Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn, IN – LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Paintings – featuring AMERICADREAM 103, and INDIAN SUMMER.

January 22, 2022, through May 1, 2022 – Museum Of The Rockies, Bozeman, MT – LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Paintings – featuring AMERICADREAM 103, and INDIAN SUMMER.

November 18, 2021 – Brickyard Bull Lamborghini metal artwork unveiling at Silo Auto Club, Indianapolis, IN.

October 23, 2021, through January 2, 2022 – Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT – LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Paintings – featuring AMERICA, DREAM 103, and INDIAN SUMMER.

June 1 through September 12, 2021 – The Art Museum Of South Texas, Corpus Cristi, TX – LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Paintings – featuring AMERICA, DREAM 103, and INDIAN SUMMER.

January through April 2021 – Conrad West Gallery, Las Vegas, showing life-size art nudes on canvas.

October 18, 2020, through May 2, 2021 – The Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery Of Art, Springfield, MA – LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Paintings – featuring AMERICA, DREAM 103, and INDIAN SUMMER.

June 1 through August 23, 2020 – The Michelle And Donald D’Amore Museum Of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA – LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Paintings – featuring AMERICA, DREAM 103, and INDIAN SUMMER.

March 6 through May 10, 2020 – The Morris Museum Of Art, Augusta, GA – LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Paintings – featuring AMERICA, DREAM 103, and INDIAN SUMMER.

November 7, 2019, through February 2, 2020 – Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA – LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Paintings – featuring AMERICA, DREAM 103, and INDIAN SUMMER.

June 7 through September 30, 2019 – Sangre Angre De Cristo Arts & Conference Center, Pueblo, CO – LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Paintings – featuring AMERICA, DREAM 103, and INDIAN SUMMER.

March 1 through May 19, 2019 – Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI – LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Paintings – featuring AMERICA, DREAM 103, and INDIAN SUMMER.

January 12 through February 10, 2019 – The Evelyn Burrow Museum, Hanceville, AL – LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Paintings – featuring AMERICA, DREAM 103, and INDIAN SUMMER.

October 1 through December 23, 2018 – Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC – LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Paintings – featuring AMERICA, DREAM 103, and INDIAN SUMMER.

July 20 through September 9, 2018 – Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum, Logan, KS – LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Paintings – featuring AMERICA, DREAM 103, and INDIAN SUMMER.

March 10 through June 21, 2018 – Museum Of Arts And Sciences, Daytona Beach, FL – LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Paintings – featuring AMERICA, DREAM 103, and INDIAN SUMMER.

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 17 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 the 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, The ACT at The Palazzo, 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-person 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 original art.

November 13, 2010 – Mikimoto Private Luxury Showcase inside Crystals at CityCenter, Las Vegas, NV – An exclusive showing of abstract original artworks 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-person show featuring a collection of figurative and abstract paintings.

August 18, 2010 – Grape Vegas Second Anniversary Bash, 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 – Main Street, 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 1, 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-person 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” – a 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 Art Hog custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle’s design, paint, and construction.

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 1994 – 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 were showcased in video stores throughout the United States.

• • • • •

ABOUT THE ARTIST     |     ARTIST BIO     |     ARTIST STATEMENT

Scroll to Top