Kate Baker (NSW) – 2020 Finalist

Between Intimacy and Trepass#4, 2019
hand and digital print on silver mirror, 1000 x 1200 x 30
Photo: the artist

Established Artist Category

Kate Baker is an artist whose practice merges photo, print and digital media technologies with studio glass. Before graduating from the Glass Workshop at the Australian National University School (ANU) of Art & Design, Canberra with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (1999), Baker studied photography, printmaking and sculpture. Through her work, Baker creates a complex human-environment layered with physical, psychological and emotional strata, inviting the viewer to consider the nuanced spaces between the self and one’s experience. In 2017 Baker returned to ANU as a PhD candidate. Her interdisciplinary research focusing on studio glass and photo media practice. Baker was awarded the Hindmarsh Glass Prize in 2018 and was selected for New  Glass Now, an international survey of contemporary glass, at the Corning Museum of Glass, New York. Baker’s work has been widely exhibited internationally including at the Toyama Museum of Glass, Japan; the Palm Springs Art Museum, California; the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe and the Venice Glass Biennale.

Between Intimacy and Trespass has grown out of an ongoing investigation into the ethereal figure within abstracted space. The works are intended as emotional and psychological environments in which the viewer can be held both visually and viscerally.”