Alert Bay, BC
Chris Cook studied History at the University of Victoria, and also completed a silversmithing course at Camosun College. He names his main influences as Harold Alfred (Kwakwaka'wakw), Francis Dick (Kwakwaka'wakw), and Terrence Campbell (Tahltan). Chris is involved with Kwakwaka’wakw dance groups, and has travelled internationally with them. He has also lectured at the University level about his cultural heritage, and plans to continue his academic education to the graduate and doctorate levels, while still creating his art in the medium of jewellery. Chris was featured at the Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 2 exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, NY, in 2005. He is widely known for his silver and stone jewellery.