Bok (b. 1966) lives and works in Rockland, Maine, and received his MFA from Yale University and his BA from Hampshire College. Bok has become known for painterly images of the different studio spaces he has occupied and the stuff they contain. His paintings relate to the extreme paint handling of Frank Auerbach and the personal inventiveness of contemporary painters such as Dana Schutz. Many of his interiors include musical referents—instruments, musicians, record players and albums, sometimes ghosted out— indicating layers of activity, past and present, around the studio.