Los Angeles, California
Teresa Baker (b. 1985) is an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes in Western, ND, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Baker has had recent solo exhibitions at de boer, Los Angeles; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ; Pied-à-terre, San Francisco; Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA; Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX; and Gray Contemporary, Houston. Baker has exhibited widely in the San Francisco Bay area at venues such as Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, the Wattis Institute, Marin MoCA, Kiria Koula, Et al., and The Luggage Store Gallery. Baker was an 2022 Artist-in-Residence at Fogo Islands Arts in Newfoundland, and the recipient of the 2020 Native American Fellowship for Visual Artists at the Ucross Foundation. Baker was an Artist-in-Residence at The MacDowell Colony, and Tournesol Award Artist-in-Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Baker received her MFA from California College of the Arts and her BA from Fordham University.
Joan Mitchell Fellowship, 2022
I am interested in bringing landscape, specifically that of the Northern Plains, into an object through abstraction. Combining artificial materials together with traditional materials that my tribes—the Mandan and Hidatsa—used for utilitarian, storytelling, ceremonial, and decorative means, I reimagine how these plant and animal materials function in the context of a new object—one that seeks to explore the importance of place, land, and how we interact with it.”