Seth Adam Cook is an artist born and raised in south-central Louisiana. His work illustrates the distressed relationship between his community, their homeland, and the constant threat they face at the hands of climate change and man-made disasters. He utilizes the swamp-scapes of his home as a point of departure for his research and studio practice, using traditional photography, image transfer, painting, and drawing to reflect the realities of the coastal south.
Cook holds a B.F.A. in studio art from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and an M.F.A. in photography from Indiana University, Bloomington. Recently, he was awarded 'Juror's Selection' from the New York Center for Photographic Art for his alternative process photography. In 2020, he was honored with Foundry Art Centre's 'Going Solo' Award and named one of Lenscratch's 'Top 25 to Watch.' Also, in 2020, he accepted a ten-month residency with Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in Cincinnati, OH, where he worked and taught as their 'Scholar in Residence.' His work has been displayed nationally and internationally, including South Korea, Louisiana, New York, California, Colorado, and Massachusetts.