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Using a great variety of media and techniques that go from metalwork, to woodwork, to painting, Sterling Rook (Miami, 1984) explores the culture and aesthetics of Miami within a broader, global context. A strongly-founded family tradition of working with fabric is very present in his artistic practice.
Rook holds a B.F.A. (2009) and an M.F.A. (2017) from Florida International University, Miami, FL, with a focus on sculpture and multi-disciplinary practice. His work has been vastly exhibited throughout South Florida, in venues such as Miami Beach Urban Studios, The Frank Gallery, Art Serve, Perez Art Museum Miami, and The Frost Art Museum. He is a Knights Arts Challenge Grant recipient (2019) and was selected to realize a public artwork for the International Art Competition, No Vacancy Miami Beach Contemporary Art Happening (2020). Rook is currently an artist in residency at the Bakehouse Art Complex and the Deering Estate.
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Whether I’m welding, weaving, or painting, the notion of creating a home for myself and others, in a city whose population is made of immigrants and transients, is always somewhere in the back of my mind. – Sterling Rook