Megan Baker

b. 1996, UK. Lives and works in Worcestershire, UK

Megan Baker graduated in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins in 2018. Megan Baker has exhibited in group exhibitions in London and was awarded the Cass Art Prize in 2018. Unfolding through a superimposition of many images, Baker’s large scale oil paintings are in an ever-changing state of coming in and out of being, where fragmented and gestural figures are continually interrupted by the immediacy of the paint. This oscillation of time intercepts the way the painting is perceived, the paint flickering between a recognisable form and a sweeping brush stroke. Abandoning the notion of a narrative, the paintings hover on the precipice of shifting, capturing a motion caught somewhere in the in-between, of dream and reality, of the hidden and found. Often imbued with a sense of pensiveness, Baker’s work floats in an elusive depiction that is never fully recovered. 

Megan Baker

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 – The Hix Award, Tramshed Shoreditch, London 
  • 2018 – Clyde and Co Art Award, St Botolph Building, London 
  • 2018 – Degree Show One, Central Saint Martins, London
  • 2018 – All Sorts, Degree Art Gallery, London
  • 2016 – Touch, Clayton Arms, London

Education

2018 – Fine Art, Central Saint Martins

Awards & Residencies

  • 2019 – Hix Award Second Prize, London
  • 2018 – Cass Art Prize, London 
  • 2018 – Kate Barton Painting Award, London

Press & Publications

2020 – Artist Feature, She Curates

Works by Megan Baker

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