Allison B. Cooke
Foundations/Painting and Drawing
MFA (drawing/painting) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
BS (art education) University of Wisconsin-Madison
Allison B. Cooke was born in Midwest City, Oklahoma. She spent most of her childhood living on the east coast before moving to Wisconsin in 1970. Allison holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Drawing and Painting from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
Throughout her teaching career, Allison has taught a myriad of drawing and painting studio courses at the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and, since 2000, full time in the Department of Art and Design housed in the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Allison is also the Director and Faculty for a summer study abroad program at Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy. For the last seven years she has been researching, developing and teaching an intensive four-week summer course in Renaissance Painting techniques focusing on egg tempera and gilding found in both traditional and contemporary studio practice.
Allison has an extensive national exhibition record spanning three decades. She is permanent art collections in Japan and India and was recently invited to join an international group of artists in a project called The Drawing Box. Thus far, Allison has exhibited her mixed media drawings with these artists at two locations in Ireland and will be participating in an upcoming group show in Germany.