Jack Warner is a Maryland artist who currently lives in Silver Spring. Born in 1987, Jack grew up surrounded by the art of his grandfather Elwood Cooke, a D.C. native. His interest in art was reinforced during his first two years of college at Salisbury University, however, pursuit of an art degree was postponed due to personal and time specific events. Jack joined the United States Marine Corps in January 2008, shortly before the troop surge in Afghanistan. He served on active duty in Jacksonville, North Carolina. In 2010 he deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2012 he left active duty and returned to Maryland to finish his undergraduate studies in studio art at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Jack graduated from the University of Maryland’s Art Honors program in 2014. He is currently the artist in residence at the Gateway Art Center’s 39th Street Studio, working on an Education degree at the University of Maryland, and applying to graduate programs for next fall. Still serving contractual time on the In-Active Ready Reserves, his work looks closely at his own personal experience and considers the unknowns and future impact of war on society and the self.