Sally Cook, 1960-Present

A painter of dynamic scenery, intimate portraits, and sumptuous still life, Buffalo-born Sally Cook has been a vital part of the arts community in Western New York since her early years as a student at the Albright Art School in the 1950s. This survey brings together major paintings from her earliest abstract canvas dating back to 1960 to her most recent figurative works. The exhibition also highlights her work as a poet and her painterly engagement with the poet Emily Dickinson, who provides an ongoing inspiration for Cook.

Responses to Sally Cook brings together the expertise of Cristanne Miller, Edward H. Butler Professor of English; Margaret Rhee, assistant professor, Department of Media Study; and Alison D’Amato, lecturer, Department of Theatre and Dance, who are collaborating on a dynamic program organized in response to the artist’s ongoing engagement with the poet Emily Dickinson.

Sally Cook: 1960–Present is curated by Liz Park, curator,  UB Art Galleries, and related programming is organized in partnership with UB Arts Collaboratory.


UB Art Gallery, Center for the Arts
Thursday, March 12, 2020
5:00–7:30 p.m.

Responses to Sally Cook

Artists Brunch, Readings, and Songs
Saturday, March 28, 2020
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Presented with UB Humanities Institute
Catered by Dapper Goose

On View

UB Art Gallery, Center for the Arts
March 12–May 16, 2020

Major support provided by M&T Bank

colorful art of five people in formal clothing with colorful trees.

Image: Sally Cook, In the Backyard with Some Friends, 1971-72. Acrylic on canvas, detail. Collection of Daniel and Shelley Fogel. Photograph by Nicholas Ostness. Image courtesy of the artist.