The City of Alexandria’s Public Art Program named Nina Cooke John as the next artist to create a public art installation in Waterfront Park in 2023. Selected by a task force and approved by the Alexandria Commission for the Arts, she will create an original, site-specific work inspired by Alexandria.
Nina is the founding principal of Studio Cooke John Architecture and Design, a multidisciplinary design studio that values placemaking as a way to transform relationships between people and the built environment. Studio Cooke John has been selected to design the new Harriet Tubman Monument in Newark and is a part of the Elle Décor A-List class of 2021.
As part of the City’s public art process, Cooke John will visit Alexandria and meet residents, gathering inspiration for a design to come in Fall 2022.
The park currently features I Love You by R + R Studio, through November 2023. Cooke John’s art will be the fifth for the nationally-recognized series Site See: New Views in Old Town, an annual rotation of temporary installations that showcases world-class artwork that captures that public’s imagination.