Adrian Baker Promoting reflection on human-nature connectedness
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Born in Montreal, Adrian earned BFA in Toronto, and her MFA in Vancouver.
Adrian’s art is informed by science and by knowledge garnered from on-site explorations and investigations in wilderness settings. Her work is also deeply influenced by the study of Indigenous environmental philosophies. Working with both found natural materials and manufactured mediums, she creates visual commentaries on the wonders of the natural world to promote reflection on human-nature connectedness, and to convey a message of optimism for the future.
Adrian’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and juried shows in both Canada and the U.S. and have been featured in international publications. She was twice chosen as a finalist in the Kingston Prize for Contemporary Canadian Portraiture, and was selected as the artist-in-residence for the Bermuda Masterworks Museum, followed by a solo exhibition there.
Adrian has received numerous federal and municipal government commissions to create murals and temporary public art installations. One of her installations – a socially engaged fibre-art project – was recently shortlisted for the Berlin Social Arts Award.
Throughout her career, Adrian has shared her knowledge through art classes, workshops, and lectures, and has donated art to non-profit organizations. Her work can be found in public and private collections across Canada, in the USA, and abroad.
Adrian accepts private portrait commissions.