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Aaron Robert Baker was born in the Allegheny Mountains of western Pennsylvania in 1972. The youngest in a tribe of restless people, he wandered through Michigan, Ohio, Nevada and numerous Texas towns before settling in Chicago, IL. Baker received his BFA from The University of North Texas and his MFA from The University of Nevada Las Vegas, where he studied under influential art critic Dave Hickey. When he was in the second grade, his teacher told his parents that he had drawn a cheeseburger really well and they should enroll him in art classes. This was surprising news, but they followed her advice. He has been an artist ever since.


Baker is also a curator, where he gets to work with cool artists and bring awareness to the art he loves.


His work explores the line between beauty and awkwardness, happiness and sadness, the natural and the artificial. Baker uses dots, marks, concentric circles and tangles of lines to create my forms. Sometimes these forms look human to him. Other times, they’re robotic or even totemic. Growth, transformation and anthropomorphization interest Baker, as does the human ability to turn any combination of shapes into a visual language. I love the performative side of art and see my drawings as creatures that are full of hopes and dreams. They are looking for their chance to take the stage and shine!


Baker took part in ‘LUCKY CHARM’ a Group Exhibition of 28 International Artists. Presented by Lisa Boudet in association with Moosey Art. Opening the 4th of November 2021 at Hoxton Arches in London, United Kingdom.

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