LAUREN BAKER

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Lauren Baker, born 1982, from Middlesbrough, UK. Currently lives and works in London.
Lauren Baker is a British contemporary multidisciplinary artist who exhibits internationally. Her work explores the fragility of life, energy-fields, the after-life and other dimensions. Using neon light to express universal energies and life mantras, she aims to raise the vibration of love and connection within the world.
Recent works visually interpret unseen energy. Lauren listens to sound frequencies and gets in a meditative state to digitally paint auras and energy, she then incorporates diamond dust, neon and kinetic elements to create celestial artworks. Her most recent collection ‘The Immensity of The Universe’ was firstly released in Saatchi Gallery on Sept 2018 which consists in a sensory experience that explores the origins of the universe and the intriguing beauty born from destruction and chaos.
She has created installations at The V&A, Tate Britain and Tate Modern and her work is held in collections worldwide.
Her limited edition ‘you blow my mind’ screen prints sold out in just 24 hours. Passionate about animals and conservation, Lauren is an ambassador for Save Wild Tigers. Her artwork has raised over £50k for charity.
The Crystal Tigress; a sculpted life-size tiger head encrusted with 52,000 crystals, which toured Asia, and was endorsed by Jimmy Choo and Jaime Winstone, fetched £30,000 at the tiger conservation charity auction for Save Wild Tigers.
Baker’s most intricate work, which sold for £420,000 to an influential sheikh in Qatar, is a Steinway grand piano encrusted with half a million crystals (Feb 15).
In 2012 her art career started with a life-changing trip to South America. Lauren joined a mosaic street-art project in Brazil and took part in ceremonies with shamans in the Peruvian Amazon jungle surrounded by dense vegetation and wildlife. She then researched the best place to study mosaic in the world and developed her skills in Venice (Orsoni, 2012).

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CURRICULUM VITAE

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND INSTALLATIONS

2018 || Box Galleries, London, 'Electric' Solo Show

2018 || Saatchi Gallery, London. Lauren Baker Solo Show at Start

2018 || Moniker, London via Art Hound Gallery, The Immensity of The Universe’ Solo Show

2018 || Rise Art Prize at House of VANS, London. 'Artist to Watch' Award + Installation

2018 || The Royal Albert Hall, 'He For She Arts Week' light installation in collaboration with London Electronic Orchestra

2017 || Lauren Baker Contemporary, London, ‘Walk Towards The Light' Solo show. Nov 2017
Lauren Baker Contemporary, London. ‘Musings On Mortality’ Solo show

2017 || Lauren Baker Contemporary, London. ‘The Colour of Energy’ Solo show

2017 || Southbank Centre, London ‘The White Light’ Installation at Funeral One Stop Shop

2017 || Box Galleries, Chelsea. ‘Entwined’ Solo Show

2017 || Hang-Up Gallery, London. ‘Lightvisions’ Solo Show

2016 || M&C Saatchi, London. ‘Barely Controllable Emotion’ Solo Show

2016 || Clerkenwell Design Week, London: ‘Urban Alchemist’ Installation

2015 || The Ivy, London: ‘Transition’ Solo show

2015 || Chappel Contemporary, Whitstable: ‘Fragments of a Forgotten Dream’ Solo show

2015 || The V&A, London. ‘Objects of Desire’ interactive installation

2014 || Save Wild Tigers charity, The Eastern and Oriental Express, Singapore, Malaysia. ‘Crystal Tigress’

2014 || Clerkenwell Design Week, London. 'Portal' installation

2013-2014 || Hang-Up Gallery, London: ‘YOU BLOW MY MIND’ Solo show

2013 || Tate Britain, London. ‘Opelia’s Charms’ interactive installation

2012 || London Design Festival, London. 'Enchanted Afterlife' Solo show

2012 || Tate Modern, London. Living Dead installation

 

SELECTED ART FAIRS

2019 || Art Palm Beach, Miami via The Art Plug

2019 || Palm Beach M&C Miami Via Laurent Marthaler Contemporary

2018 || Art Miami 2018 via Laurent Marthaler Contemporary, Miami

2018 || Moniker Art Fair, London via Art Hound Gallery, The Immensity of The Universe’ Solo Show

2018 || Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea. Solo Show at Start

2018 || Scope, Art Basel, Switzerland via Laurent Marthaler Contemporary

2018 || Art Wynwood Miami via Laurent Marthaler Gallery

2017 || Scope Miami Beach via Art Angels. 6-10 Dec 2017

2017 || Kinetica Museum, London. 10th Anniversary Show. 17-19 Feb 2017

2016 || Moniker Art Fair, London via Rise Gallery. 6-9 Oct 2016The Art Conference, The Ugly Duck, London

2016 || Clerkenwell Design Week. ‘Urban Alchemist’ interactive installation

2016 || The Other Art Fair via Lights of Soho

2015 || Liverpool Contemporary Art Fair via Folly and Muse Gallery

2015 || 20/21 International Art Fair, London via Jealous Gallery

2015 || AAF Battersea, London

2013 || Moniker Art Fair via Hang Up Gallery, London

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2018 || Sketch, London. ‘Women Empowered’

2018 || Hang-Up Gallery, London. ’Hang-Ten’

2018 || Help Refugees and Print Club London at Somerset House. ‘Choose Love’

2018 || Kinetica at Lauren Baker Contemporary, London. ‘Invisible Realm’

2018 || M&C Saatchi, London. ‘XX’

2017 || Refuge Charity at Protein Studios, London. ‘SHE LIGHTS UP THE NIGHT’

2016 || Hang Up Gallery, London. Summer group show

2016 || Lights of Soho Gallery. ‘Contemporary Vanitas’

2016 || Olumide Gallery at Groucho

2016 || Leontia Gallery. ‘Love to Death’

2016 || Lights of Soho Gallery. ‘LOVE Hz’

2016 || Museum of Modern Art, Rio, Brazil. ’More Love’

2015-2016 || Hang Up Gallery, London, ‘HIBERNATE’

2015 || Lights of Soho Gallery. ‘Signs that say what you want them to say’ Curated by Robert Montgomery

2015 || Save Wild Tigers charity at Cafe Royal, London. ‘BE INSPIRED’

2015 || Zabludowicz Collection Summer Exhibition London. A contemporary art auction curated by The Young BFAMI Committee

2015 || Warner Brothers and Moniker Projects at Kachette, London. ’Batman Cape and Cowell’

2014 || Hang Up Gallery, London. Christmas Show

2014 || Save Wild Tigers charity at The Sanderson Hotel, London. THRIVE Exhibition for curated by Lauren Baker

2013 || Art Cube Gallery, California, USA

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