SARAH BAKER
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EDUCATION
2002        Goldsmiths College, MA, Fine Art
2001        San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, BFA

AWARDS
2006        Arts Council England’s Own Art commission
2004        Arts Council England individual grant
1999        Merit Scholarship, San Francisco Art Institute
1985-94  Synchronized Swimming National Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalist, U.S.A.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2006        “LOOP,” Video Art Fair, Barcelona
2005        “Picture This,” Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Belgium
2004        “A Portrait of Bill May,” 1 000 000 mph project space, London

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2006
“New Utopia,” Bearspace, London
“Simon & Sarah,” Platform, London
“Her-Self,” Ritter/Zamet, London
“Art Car Boot Fair 06,” Truman Brewery, London
“Slider,” Cell projects off-site, London
“8x8x8 LON/MSP/NYC,” The Soap Factory, Minneapolis
“Metropolis Rise,” CQL Design Center, Shanghai & DAIF 798 Space, Beijing
“Kollektor Wessel,” Future7, Berlin, Germany
“Ten on Fourth” Bendixen Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Portraits- The View Behind the Make-up,” Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany
2005
Pilot:2 International Art Forum,” London
“Boost in the Shell,”  De Bond, Belgium
“Gigolo,” The Trafalgar, London
“S1 Salon: Eurhythmy,” S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK
2004
“Centrefold; Afraid of What?,” Redux Gallery, London
“Cinderella,” Trailer, London
“Star Fu**ers,” Overtones Gallery, Los Angeles
“Now is Good," Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK
2003
"Bootleg," Spitalfield Market, London
“Godzilla,” Trailer, London
"LA International Biennial Art Invitational," New Exodus Gallery, Los Angeles  
"I’m Desperate, Love Me!!!" Catto Contemporary, London

SELECTED PRESS & PUBLICATIONS
2006
Metropolis Rise: New Art from London catalogue
2005
 MDD (Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens)  Catalogue 1, 2005, “ At Home with Sarah Baker,” Kathy Battista, p 89-93
 Cultural Hacking, Teil 3: The Art and Business of Cultural Hacking, “Sarah Baker: LK”  2005, Springer Wien New York,
 Franz Liebl, p208-9
 CANS (Chinese Art News), 1/2005 No. 84, Pan Kuangyi, Taiwan
2004
 The Big Issue, “Pooling Power; Sarah Baker: A Portrait of Bill May” Nov 8, Helen Sumpter, UK
 Contemporary Magazine, no. 26, UK, pgs. 55-56, Kathy Battista
  i-D Magazine, May, UK, pg. 50
  Arena Magazine, “New Art Riot: Sarah Baker Leads the Art-Fashion Revolution,” May, UK, pgs. 17&35, Tom Morton
  Art Monthly, “Now is Good,” March, UK, pgs. 26-28 & back cover, ed. Martin Herbert   
Sarah Baker has been examinig superficiality of image and expectations of
cultural representation reinforced by the mass media.  Most recently, a series of
opulent collages and cut outs is based on the repetition of iconic monograms.  
She incorporates her own signature, which is used as a branded symbol, much
like the status symbols of luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton. Colliding high
and low culture, her work becomes a mixing pot of iconic images that imply
association through the repetitive unification of the, often contrasting, icons.