1997-98 MA Painting, Manchester Metropolitan University
1986-89 BA Painting, University of Sunderland
Ben Cook has held several solo exhibitions and has been included in many group shows, most notably John Moores 18, Walker Art Gallery Liverpool 1993 and East, Norwich in the same year. The series of Found Paintings won the 1998 Pebeo International Painting competition in Marseilles, France. Ben Cook's work is held in the collections of Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, Atlas Manchester and the Arts Council of England.