Kate Baker has enjoyed much success in her years working with glass. She graduated in 1999 with First Class Honours from the Glass Workshop at the Australian National University School of Art, Canberra and has been a finalist several times in the prestigious Ranamok Glass Prize. She has exhibited internationally and locally, and is featured in several significant private collections. Kate Baker was the winner of the prestigious and sought after Gold Award at E-MERGE at Bullseye Glass in Portland USA in 2010 which has seen the demand for her art accelerate dramatically.
This recent body of work features atmospheric wall pieces where imagery is locked within the layers of glass thus creating depths in which the viewer is able to explore below the surface. Baker is interested in how our culture, place and experiences form a code that exists within the layers of who we are on the surface.
The spaces we inhabit, both internal and external, define us. These temporal places are encoded with the secrets of our memories and our histories. Language, culture, nature and technology merge to create our reality within a living, breathing place.
Kate Baker, 2011