J. English Cook is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, where she specializes in intersections between architecture, cinema, and urban theory. Her dissertation examines the impact of cinema on the postwar spread of phenomenology, particularly as expressed in architects’ re-articulation of notions of spatial experience. These overlaps, she argues, have an under-examined prehistory in the intertwined practices of interwar filmmakers and architects. She previously received an MA with distinction from the Institute of Fine Arts and a BA with highest honors from Williams College, where her research was awarded the S. Lane Faison, Jr. 1929 Prize.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, she has worked as a curatorial assistant in modern and contemporary art at the High Museum, Atlanta and as the assistant commissioner for the U.S. Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale. She has produced performances at Momentum Worldwide, a time-based media gallery in Berlin, curated a traveling exhibition of paintings by Winston Churchill, and interned in curatorial departments at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Williams College Museum of Art, as well as for the online English language journal of the German Council on Foreign Relations.
The Center for Curatorial Leadership to Convene its 2018 CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice This July, the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) will welcome fifteen art history doctoral students to New York City for the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. This fifth iteration of the program will bring ... Read More >
Highlights from the Fifth Annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice This July, the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) convened its fifth annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. The program assembled 15 art history doctoral students from a dozen universities specializing in areas ranging from Roman glass portraits through to modern ... Read More >