Lynne Cooke has held the position of senior curator, Special Projects in Modern Art at the National Gallery of Art since 2014. Previously she was curator, Dia Art Foundation (1991-2008), and deputy director/chief curator, at the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid (2008-2012). Among many exhibitions she has curated are shows of the work of Rosemarie Trockel, Zoe Leonard, Agnes Martin, Alighiero Boetti and James Castle. In 2018 Outliers and American Vanguard Art, a groundbreaking exhibition that explored relations between self taught and avant garde artists, toured from Washington DC to Atlanta and Los Angeles. Cooke has published widely. Most recently her writing has focused on the art of autodidacts and artists whose practice incorporates textiles, including Igshaan Adams, Louise Bourgeois and Haegue Yang.