Anita Cooke has lived and worked as an artist and teacher in New Orleans since 1980. She received her BFA in Ceramics from Kent State University in Ohio in 1978 and her MFA in Ceramics and Sculpture at Newcombe College/Tulane University in 1984. She has taught Ceramics at Tulane University, Loyola University (New Orleans), Stephen F. Austin State University, Western Michigan University, and out of her studio in New Orleans. Her twenty-eight foot long ceramic mural entitled “LightSounds” can be seen on the campus of Western Michigan University. In 2005 Anita was a recipient of a Louisiana Fellowship Award and in 2017 she will be honored by the New Orleans Museum of Art at the Love in the Garden patron benefit. Anita is currently working with sewing and fabric, mixed media and collage. Her work has been shown nationally and is in numerous collections. Locally her work can be seen at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery.