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The Artist

Griffith Aaron Baker

Griffith Aaron Baker is a artist, curator and arts administrator with two decades of experience working with galleries, museums, community centers, funding bodies and public art commissioners. His visual practice constitutes a variety of mediums defined by common post-consumed objects that entice the viewer to re-evaluate what they interact with on a daily basis.  This tends to manifest as large scale sculptures and intricate installations.  Born in Saskatoon (SK) Baker studied at the University of Regina, graduating with honours in 2004 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (sculpture) and a Master's of Fine Arts degree (Sculpture) in 2009 from Concordia University (Montreal, PQ).  

Baker has exhibited and lectured widely across Canada and Quebec participating in an array of solo and group exhibitions including, Harcourt House Artist Run Centre (Edmonton, AB), AKA Gallery (Saskatoon, SK), the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (Brandon, MB), and Gallery 101 (Ottawa, ON) .  He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a recent project grant from the Saskatchewan Arts Board for the Discards series. His sculptures are in private collections across North America, as well as major collections at the Centre d’Art de Baie-Saint Paul (Baie-Saint-Paul, PQ), the Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina, SK), The Estevan Art Gallery and Museum (Estevan, SK), and the Mann Art Gallery, Prince Albert, SK). 


Over the past decade, he has curated and directed three public galleries in Saskatchewan and Alberta and has sat on numerous arts advisory committees for municipal, provincial and federal government including Saskatchewan Arts Board, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Heritage Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts.  

Returning to a full-time arts practice, Baker currently lives and works in Prince George (BC) with his partner, fellow artist Twyla Exner.

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