Selected Excerpts & Quotes
"...these brilliant, subtle and all too short-lived prints resonate in the mind long after one leaves the show. They are absolutely beautiful."
National Public Radio interview about solo exhibit at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Audobon Center
“The monoprints, as do your other prints and installations, are beautiful but static objects, or collections of objects, placed to absorb our gaze. They have symmetry and order and quiet.”
"Most-interestingly, Baker’s work alludes to our collective concept of natural material and our individual memories of these found objects..."
"...the leaves are like a one-of-a-kind piece of paper containing a variety of Baker’s detailed, circular prints. In others, the leaves are unadorned by ink etchings but arranged in a pattern that highlights repetition as well as the leaf’s singular beauty."
"We're enthralled with the arrangement and beauty of the work and her preservation of what is normally so fleeting."
My artwork is thematic and series based and often incorporates the use of collected man-made objects and materials from nature to create prints on paper, mixed media two and three-dimensional artwork and site-specific installations.
I'm interested in how removing materials from their usual context and using them to make art elevates and celebrates the ordinary.
Jessica Baker is a mixed-media visual artist based in Woodstock, NY. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally and she has been awarded a number of artistic residencies. Jessica's artwork has been featured in an interview for National Public Radio and praised by a number of critics, including most notably, the NY Times, which described her work as follows: ”…these brilliant, subtle and all too short-lived prints resonate in the mind long after one leaves the show. They are absolutely beautiful.” Her work has been collected privately and is also in a number of institutional collections.