Marguerite Van Cook came to New York a punk with band The Innocents, after a tour with The Clash. She stayed, opened a gallery, Ground Zero and together with her partner James Romberger curated numerous events and shows. Her own work as an artist and film maker have placed her in many museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum and the Schwartz Art Collection at Harvard. Her other credits include poet, recently winning the Van Renssaeler Poetry Prize from Columbia University and writer, critic, comic book artist, actress and performance artist. Her collaborative project with James Romberger and David Wojnarowicz, “Seven Miles a Second” a graphic memoir of the life and death Wojnarowicz will be rereleased its new format in February and is currently receiving favorable attention.
Image: Marguerite Van Cook, Sounds Divine, Film Still