Seth Adam Cook grew up along the Bayou Teche in south-central Louisiana. His work addresses the issues surrounding the Gulf Coast, highlighting catastrophes from his childhood that affected his community and ecosystem. He completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2016 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and his Master of Fine Arts degree in 2020 from Indiana University, Bloomington. He currently resides in Cincinnati, OH, where he is part of Manifest's Scholar in Residence program. His work has been displayed internationally and nationally, including South Korea, Louisiana, New York, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, and Indiana.