Nancy Baker earned her BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. Her work has been widely exhibited throughout the US, including ODETTA Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; Clemente Sotos Velez, NYC, Artists Equity, NYC ; Front Room Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; Mark Moore Gallery, CA; Winkleman Gallery, NYC; Pavel Zubok, NYC; Hunterdon Museum, NJ, Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY; Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA; Greenhill Center, Greensboro, NC; Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; 1708 Gallery, Richmond VA; Heriard Cimino Gallery in NOLA; and in 2019 will exhibiting an installation at the Islamic Art Festival in Sharjah, UAE.
She has received numerous awards, including two North Carolina Artists Fellowships, a Tennessee Individual Artist Fellowship, and an NEA Southern Arts Fellowship. She was awarded a commission with MTA Arts and Design for two train stations in Brooklyn, which was fabricated in stainless steel. Last year she was commissioned to create a new work for Karen Brooks Hopkins, the Director of Brooklyn Academy of Music. Her work is included in numerous public and private collections including the International Collage Center, Bucknell, PA; US Embassy, Kiev, Ukraine; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh NC; Wellington Art Collection, Boston; Memorial Sloan Kettering; City of Raleigh Municipal Art Collection, Raleigh, NC;; MCI Corporation, Raleigh NC; Reynolds Industries, Winston-Salem, NC; Herman Miller, New York, NY; Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY; TRW, Cleveland, OH; American Hospital Corporation, Nashville, TN; First Nation Bank, Nashville, TN, among others. She has participated in several artist residencies including Casa de Mateus, Vila Real, Portugal, and Studio Camnitzer, Valdottavo, Italy. She is also a curator and was the owner and director of the Tireshop Gallery in Raleigh NC. Coming up next year, her co-curated with Etty Yaniv, the exhibit, “Particulate Matter at Project: ARTspace in New York, and in March, Premonitory Terrain at Artist’s Equity in NYC.
She studied with Luis Camnitzer in his studio in Valdottavo Italy, for many years. Mr. Camnitzer has written about her work, and she considers him to be a mentor. He exhibited his work in her gallery, The Tire Shop in Raleigh, NC.