Who I Am
Multi-Disciplinary Visual Artist
University of the Arts, London:
BA Hons Digital Media Production
Art Academy London
2020: Inaugural C’Art - Jamaica
2019: Heroes and Heroines - London
2018: Heroes and Heroines - London
2018: The Windrush Generation - London
2018: Who I Am - London
Born in Britain, at a very young age, Jacqui Cooke recognised a talent for art, but was unable to fulfil the dream to be an artist having been steered along a different pathway.
After a lengthy career in creative services, she decided it was time for a change and reconsidered art, embarking on a visual arts journey, in July 2014. After experimenting with a range of mediums, Cooke was so captivated working with oil paints she decided to develop her technique studying the Old Masters in Portraiture and Expressionist art.
Cooke held her first solo exhibition ‘Who I Am’ in 2018, a collaborative effort with the London Borough of Newham, showcasing a celebration of 70 years since the arrival of the Windrush Generation. Eight new paintings based on portraitures of Black male and female activists were on display for a month, in London.
In response to her artwork being seen, Cooke was invited again to exhibit a number of artworks at a showcase for Black History Month, in several venues around London.
In February 2020, Cooke was invited along with several artists to exhibit at the Inaugural C’Art exhibition, Mandeville, Jamaica.