Friday, January 11, 2013


Jennifer Baker  "Self-Portrait"  2011
Jennifer Baker is a painter and sculptor based in the Philadelphia area. She has degrees from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of the Arts and also took classes at the Art Student's league in NYC. One of the artists she found most influential as a student was Marshall Glasier.

Baker has received numerous awards for her work, including a Leeway Foundation Art & Change grant and a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant. She was also a finalist for a Pew Foundation Fellowship in the Arts. She has shown her work recently at  Projects Gallery in Philadelphia and at Art 101 in Brooklyn, NY. In 2011 Baker was the subject of a short film by John Thornton.  The artist's website can be seen here.