Since 2000, Camilla Cook has been committed to supporting the arts in Connecticut and New York. As an Artist Consultant since 2007, she has drawn on her arts administration experience to provide strategies that have empowered over 200 artists to advance their careers. Whether applying to exhibitions, crafting press releases, managing mailing lists or cataloging artwork, Camilla brings an insider's view to help artists achieve their professional goals.
She has moderated panels and lectured on art-related topics and juried regional art competitions throughout New York and Connecticut. In 2006, she was invited to serve on the Aldrich Contemporaries committee at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT. She helped the Westport Arts Center develop their original Online Gallery, and has cataloged the artwork of celebrated printmaker Antonio Frasconi. She has authored published essays, including "Pioneering the Genetic Revolution: Eduardo Kac and the GFP Bunny Project."
As an Independent Curator, Camilla has put together several well-received exhibitions including Punch & Sizzle and First Blush at SM Home Gallery in Greenwich, CT; The Wall of Hope at Yale-New Haven Hospital, CT in 2012, The Art of Inspiration at the Time Warner Center, NYC in 2010; Fresh Pics: Contemporary Art in Connecticut at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, CT in 2010; and Michael Manning: Everyday Hero at the UCONN Stamford Art Gallery, CT in 2009. In 2008, she was awarded a Neuberger Curatorial Fellowship and organized the exhibition Focus On: Calder's Circus, The Lithographs at The Neuberger Museum of Art, NY.
At Sandra Morgan Interiors & SM Home in Greenwich, CT, Camilla was Associate Art Director from 2016-18. She implemented an online catalog to manage the
several hundred artworks that rotated in and out of inventory, and re-vamped the website to include an online sales feature. She wrote a popular weekly "Curator's Choice" blog, provided art consulting services for collectors, managed 20+ gallery artists, and coordinated all marketing, PR and social media efforts.
At The Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, NY, Camilla served as the Education Associate from 2015-2016, where she planned all the academic and public programs to compliment an ambitious schedule of modern and contemporary exhibitions. Noteworthy programs among the 25+ events she produced include two site-specific performance pieces for Mexican artist Teresa Margolles, and an intensive Study Day to provide a focused look at the life and work of painter Louise Fishman. (In the 2018 book New York Studio Conversations (Part II) p 84, Fishman credits the panel for reinvigorating some past creative rituals)
At Silvermine Guild Arts Center in New Canaan, CT, Camilla served as Guild/Exhibitions Administrator from 2003-2007, where she was responsible for processing over 8,000 artist applications and exhibition proposals and assisting in the production of over 100 exhibitions. Camilla coordinated marketing campaigns, designed and produced printed materials, guided artists through application procedures, liaised with jurors and arts professionals, oversaw delivery and installation of artwork, and arranged receptions, lectures, symposia, critiques and enrichment programs. In 2007, Camilla oversaw the launching of Silvermine's updated website, for which she exclusively crafted the Online Gallery and Guild pages, which continues to be an excellent resource for collectors, curators and educators.
At The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT, Camilla was an Education staff member from 2001-2002. She formulated children's workshops with age-appropriate activities, designed education materials for students and docents, and collaborated to produce Family Art Adventures programs.
Camilla was a recipient of the Dr. Noel S. and Richard B. Frackman Scholarship and received a M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory and Criticism at Purchase College, NY in January 2009. She was a teaching assistant in the Purchase College Art History Department for three courses. Camilla received a B.A. in Art History from Boston University and has studied fine art and art history abroad at Rygaards Skole in Hellerup, Denmark (1995), Studio Arts Centers International (SACI) in Florence, Italy (2001) and Kunsthojskolen Thorstedlund in Frederikssund, Denmark (2002).