CONTACT

Karen Baker
310-200-8200
karenbakerhi@gmail.com


artist BIO

Karen Baker was born in Lawton Oklahoma and currently lives in Honolulu, Hawaii. She studied photography at UCLA and in workshops with Roger Ballen, Shelby Lee Adams, Julie Blackmon, Keith Carter and Ed Freeman. Currently she is completing her BFA at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. 

Ms. Baker is a photographic and video fine artist exploring the narrative of American culture. Her practice reiterates various tropes about portrait, landscape, architectural, still life and contemporary color photography. Bakerʻs use of identifiable imagery ties in with the direction of modernism. Appropriating images from everyday life, the photographs are neo-pop, bluring the boundaries between high and low art forms, reevaluating the role of photography as a commodity in and of itself. 

In 2008 Ms. Baker launched her first works of photography and video at her studio, designed by James F. McGlothlin, as part of the Venice Art Walk. Her debut show sold out. Her first solo show in 2010, Family Vacation, at DKRM/GALLERY WEST in Santa Monica, expanded the oeuvre of The Baby as he appears in the guise of tourist in the narrative of the family vacation celebrated in landscape, architectural and classic snapshot photographs.

Ms. Baker continues to investigate American culture as a social subtext with her current series, Da Babi'i, Alternative, There's A Freeway Running Through The Yard, and American Family.


group EXHIBITIONS

2016 
Amboy TV, Venice Art Walk, 340 Main Street, Venice, CA  90291

2015
Amboy TV, Venice Art Walk, 340 Main Street, Venice, CA 90291
Desert, Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA  

2014
Mayhem, Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA  90404
Biking Baby, Venice Art Walk, 340 Main Street, Venice, CA  90291

2013
Mayhem, The Alley, 1523 Cabrillo Ave, Venice Artwalk, Venice, CA 90291

2012
Family Vacation, The Perfect Exposure Gallery, 3519 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA  90017

2009
Salton Sea, Joshua Tree, Jenna, Venice Artwalk, 1523 Cabrillo Avenue, Venice, CA  90291

2008
State Fair, Train Station, El Centro, Venice Art Walk, 1523 Cabrillo Avenue, Venice, CA 90291

solo EXIBITIONS

2017
Da Babi'i, Suarfjack Hotel, 412 Lewers Street, Honolulu, HI 96815
Family Vacation, Town, 3435 Waianae Avenue, Honolulu, HI  96816

2013
Family Vacation, Driving, Mayem, MagPi, 12668 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604

2012
Family Vacation, Fox Studios Gallery, 10201 Pico Blvd.,  building 103, Los Angeles, CA 90067
City Center, Fox Studios Gallery, 10201 Pico Blvd., building 103, Los Angeles, CA 90067

2010
Family Vacation, DKRM Gallery West, Montana Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90402
Family Vacation, LACDA Snap to Grid, 104 E 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

 

 

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CONTACT

Karen Baker
310-200-8200
karenbakerhi@gmail.com


artist BIO

Karen Baker was born in Lawton Oklahoma and currently lives in Honolulu, Hawaii. She studied photography at UCLA and in workshops with Roger Ballen, Shelby Lee Adams, Julie Blackmon, Keith Carter and Ed Freeman. Currently she is completing her BFA at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. 

Ms. Baker is a photographic and video fine artist exploring the narrative of American culture. Her practice reiterates various tropes about portrait, landscape, architectural, still life and contemporary color photography. Bakerʻs use of identifiable imagery ties in with the direction of modernism. Appropriating images from everyday life, the photographs are neo-pop, bluring the boundaries between high and low art forms, reevaluating the role of photography as a commodity in and of itself. 

In 2008 Ms. Baker launched her first works of photography and video at her studio, designed by James F. McGlothlin, as part of the Venice Art Walk. Her debut show sold out. Her first solo show in 2010, Family Vacation, at DKRM/GALLERY WEST in Santa Monica, expanded the oeuvre of The Baby as he appears in the guise of tourist in the narrative of the family vacation celebrated in landscape, architectural and classic snapshot photographs.

Ms. Baker continues to investigate American culture as a social subtext with her current series, Da Babi'i, Alternative, There's A Freeway Running Through The Yard, and American Family.


group EXHIBITIONS

2016 
Amboy TV, Venice Art Walk, 340 Main Street, Venice, CA  90291

2015
Amboy TV, Venice Art Walk, 340 Main Street, Venice, CA 90291
Desert, Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA  

2014
Mayhem, Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA  90404
Biking Baby, Venice Art Walk, 340 Main Street, Venice, CA  90291

2013
Mayhem, The Alley, 1523 Cabrillo Ave, Venice Artwalk, Venice, CA 90291

2012
Family Vacation, The Perfect Exposure Gallery, 3519 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA  90017

2009
Salton Sea, Joshua Tree, Jenna, Venice Artwalk, 1523 Cabrillo Avenue, Venice, CA  90291

2008
State Fair, Train Station, El Centro, Venice Art Walk, 1523 Cabrillo Avenue, Venice, CA 90291

solo EXIBITIONS

2017
Da Babi'i, Suarfjack Hotel, 412 Lewers Street, Honolulu, HI 96815
Family Vacation, Town, 3435 Waianae Avenue, Honolulu, HI  96816

2013
Family Vacation, Driving, Mayem, MagPi, 12668 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604

2012
Family Vacation, Fox Studios Gallery, 10201 Pico Blvd.,  building 103, Los Angeles, CA 90067
City Center, Fox Studios Gallery, 10201 Pico Blvd., building 103, Los Angeles, CA 90067

2010
Family Vacation, DKRM Gallery West, Montana Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90402
Family Vacation, LACDA Snap to Grid, 104 E 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

 

 

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