About Rande Cook
Rande Cook was born and raised Kwagiulth in culture-rich Alert Bay, a small village on the northern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Surrounded by the beauty of land and art, Rande discovered the passion of creativity at an early age.
Rande now resides in Victoria, BC where he continues to push himself creatively by finding fresh inspiration in new mediums. He has worked with many great mentors such as John Livingston for his mastery in wood sculpting, Robert Davidson in metal work, and Calvin Hunt for his amazing craftsmanship in wood.
Rande’s latest creative ideas required him to expand his capacities, so in 2010 he traveled to Italy to train with repousee and chasing master Valentin Yotkov followed by further study in New York at Yotkov’s studio.
Rande pushes himself in all his mediums while searching for a perfection of each technique. Rande’s works can be seen in many galleries in the United States and Canada, and are now in collections around the world. In 2009, Rande became a Kwagiulth chief, inheriting his great grandfather’s chief’s name, Makwala or “moon”.
To view Rande’s art, visit randecook.com