Abstract Artist: Vineta Cook
“Mini Universes” are mysterious places of light, grace and spirituality. The colors and shapes may vary from one to the next, but the same spirit exists throughout them all-the spirit of light that overtakes the darkness. I attempt to create an atmosphere of hope and beauty.
Vineta Cook is contemporary abstract photographer, with roots of abstract expressionism. Born in northern Lithuania, in the hometown of Jonas Mekas-God father of American avant-garde cinema, she has been dabbling in art and experimenting with different materials since early childhood. At age fifteen she won the silver medallion in a European Union art contest held in Lithuania. Later she finished at Vilnius Pedagogical University, receiving her bachelor degree in Arts and left Lithuania for the United States with her family in 2005.Vineta has received awards from the European Union, Manhattan Art’s International Gallery and in 2008 was entitled “Best Emerging Artist” from the Best of 2007 Art Source in New York-and she has had more than a few exhibitions since that time. Most recently, her photography prints were used on the set of the CW Network TV series, “One Tree Hill,” and she is constantly at work today finding new ways to share her universe with others.