Land of Enchantment, Spotlight on New Mexico, The Independent Film and Video, N.Y., N.Y, January 2000, Devin D. O'leary.

Veneer: Paintings and a Video, Veneer: Kathleen Stewart Howe essay, catalog with statement and cdrom by the artist, University Art Museum, The University of New Mexico, 2000.

Why Albuquerque? An Enquiry into Art and Place, Making Contact in Albuquerque, Kathleen Whitney, catalog, Albuquerque Museum, Magnifico Festival of the Arts, 1999, pgs.1, 29.

Architectural Details, THE Magazine, March 1999, volume 7, number 8, page 43.

Mythical American Landscape Laid Bare, Journal North, Thursday December 5,1997, Ellen Berkovitch.

Cook Paints the Nature of Being American, Pasatiempo, The Santa Fe New Mexican, November 22, 1997, Marcia McEuen.

Michael Cook, Instructions, THE Magazine, January 1997, Richard Tobin.

Michael Cook, INSTRUCTIONS: Paintings 1991-1996,catalog, David Leeming, Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe, November 22, 1996 to January 4, 1997

Reinventing the Emblem: Contemporary Artists Recreate a Renaissance Idea, Allison Leader, Richard Field, catalog, Yale University Art Gallery, January 20- March 27, 1995.

21 Steps, catalog, Joseph Traugott, Jonson Gallery, University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, 1992.

The End of the Century, The End of the Centuries 1990 to the Present, Hillel Swartz, Doubleday, 1990, p. 250.

The Alcove Show, New in New Mexico, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, brochure, Sandi Ballatore.

Photography at The University of New Mexico, PhotoEducation, Volume 6, No. 4, Spring 1990.

Playing With Fire, catalog, Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe, 1990, Diane Armitage, includes artist statement.

Visions Shows Caliber of State's Photographers, Albuquerque Journal, February 17, 1989, William Clark.

Images of Science, Art Meet on Canvas, Albuquerque Journal, January 20, 1989, Bonny Christina Celine.

Signs of The Global Village, Art Week, February 6, 1988, Volume 19, #5, p. 5, Ina Russell.

California Artists Command Attention in Denver, Rocky Mountain News, January 15, 1988, p.14, Jennifer Heath

San Franciscans Art Promises More..., Denver Post, January 8, 1988, p.20, Irene Rawlings.

Filtering Apocalypse Through Illusions, Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, May 13, 1986.

Angles of Emotionalism, Charles Shere, Oakland Tribune, May 6, 1987.

The Other Traditon Grows Up, Michael Segrad, New Art Examiner, March 1984, p.8

When Artists Portray Utopia and Armageddon, New York Times, Gallery View by Grace Glueck, Sunday, January 15, 1984.

The Day Before, The Village Voice, Kim Levin, January 3, 1984, p. 4.

Visualizing the End of the World: Contemporary Visions of the Apocalypse, catalog, Lynn Gumpert, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, New York, 1983.

System & Structure: Seven Chicago Artists, catalog, University of Wisconson, Larry and Sandra Conn, Chicago, Illinois, 1983.

Seven Artists Address System and Structure, Chicago Sun-Times, Harold Haydon, February 17, 1984, p. 74.

Radiation Remains the Same, multiple audio work, Grayson Gallery, March, 1983.

New Art Examiner, May/June 1983, Joshua Kind, review of Grayson exhibition.

Video Artists Respond to Disarmament Call, Kathleen Hulser, video/film, The Village Voice, June, 1982

Chicago is Enjoying Its Own Eclecticism, May 1982, Art News, David Elliott, p. 94.

New Art Examiner, May 1982, vol. 9, no. 8, Pat Thomson, review of N.A.M.E. Exhibition, p. 15.

These Artists Paint Modern Visions, March 14, 1982, Chicago Sun-Times, David Elliott, p. 38.

IAC Quarterly, Spring 1982, 'Artists: IAC Award Fellowships', p. 2.

New Dimensions - Time, brochure, Pauline A. Saliga, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, 1980.

Chicago Sun-Times, April 6, 1980, David Elliott, review of New Dimensions - Time.

New Art Examiner, April 1980, D. Bright, review of New Dimensions - Time, p. 23.

New Art Examiner, June 1980, reply to review of April 1980, p. 26.

Magnetic Image Six, National Invitational Video Exhibition, catalog, Ben Davis, Atlanta College of Art, 1981.

Mail ETC., Art, catalog, Fichter, Donohaue, Koslow, Becotte, University of Colorado, Boulder, Tyler School of Art, p. 20, 1980.

Art News, March 1979, vol. 78, no. 3, Janet Kutner, Gra-Feet-I, Glitter and Crab Claws, p.132.

Cook's 'Footsteps' Works Fascinate, December 5, 1978, Dallas Morning News, Janet Kutner, p. 14-A.

Beo, December-January 1978-1979, Senoj, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia. Work published in book form regarding the display of entertainment, judgement, research and dialogue.

Works on Paper - 77th Exhibition of Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, catalog, Esther Parks, Art Institute of Chicago, 1978

Magnetic Image 4 National Invitational Video Exhibition, catalog, Ben Davis, Atlanta College of Art.

Appalachian National Drawing Exhibition, catalog, Vito Acconci, Farthing Art Gallery, Appalachia State University, Boone, North Carolina, March, 1978.

Contemporary Arts Southeast, 1977, vol. 1, no. 3, Sarah Daniels, article on production\ of Beo.

Twentieth Annual Delta Art Exhibition, catalog, Marcia Tucker, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, 1977.

The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York New York (Work contained in the volume Beo, artists book collection, produced by Ben Davis and George Hemphill.)
The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California (Formally The La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art)
Polaroid International Collection, Polaroid Corporation, New York, New York
World Book Corporation, Chicago, Illinois
University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
21 Steps, Portland, Oregon
Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Shuler, Rancho Santa Fe, California
Mr. & Mrs. Sol Price, La Jolla, California
Mr. and Mrs. Reid Murchison, Wilmington, North Carolina
Robert Middaugh, Chicago, Illinois
David and Pamela Leeming, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Edith & Murray Altman, Chicago, Illinois
Sandra Conn and Associates, Chicago, Illinois
Laurence Conn, Chicago, Illinois
Janet Steinberg, Tiburon, California
Henry Luce 3rd, New York, New York
Mr. John Penhune, La Jolla, California
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Taubman, Rancho Santa Fe, California
James & Juliana Bancroft, Los Angeles, California
Ivy Hofstadter, Glencoe, Illinois
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Barrow, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Patrick Nagatani, Albuquerque, New Mexico

David Leeming wrote a wonderful essay, both insightful and informative. For this I am very grateful. In the end nothing is possible without my family. Vera Sprunt and sons Nigel and Avery, with their unfailing love, sustain me through all.


INSTRUCTIONS/Mount Rushmore, 6ft. x 6ft. x 2in., oil on canvas, 1991-92.

INSTRUCTIONS/Supreme Court, 6ft. x 6ft. x 2in., oil on canvas, 1991-92.

INSTRUCTIONS/Liberty, 5ft 4in. x 8ft. x 2in., oil on canvas, 1991-92.

INSTRUCTIONS/Garden, 5ft 4in. x 8ft. x 2in., oil on canvas, 1991-93.

INSTRUCTIONS/Gateway to the West, 6ft. x 6ft. x 2in., oil on canvas, 1992-93.

INSTRUCTIONS/Golden Gate, 6ft. x 6ft. x 2in., oil on canvas, 1992-93.

INSTRUCTIONS/Niagra, 5ft. 4in. x 8 ft. x 2in., oil on canvas, 1993-1994.

INSTRUCTIONS/The Magic Kingdom, 6ft. x 6ft. x 2in., oil on canvas, 1993-94.

INSTRUCTIONS/Kook, 6ft. x 6ft. x 2in., oil on canvas, 1993.

INSTRUCTIONS/Hook, 6ft. x 6ft. x 2in., oil on canvas, 1994.

INSTRUCTIONS/Orton, 5ft. 4in. x 8 ft. x 2in., oil on canvas, 1994-96.

INSTRUCTIONS/Hollywoodland, 3ft. x 15ft. x 2in., oil on canvas, 1995-1996.

INSTRUCTIONS/Monument Valley, 3ft. x 15ft. x 2in., oil on canvas, 1996.

INSTRUCTIONS/January 27, 1995, 24in. x 24in., oil on canvas, 1995.

Photo Credits: Michael Cook Studio

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