Melanie Baker

Melanie Baker (b. 1955, Columbus, OH) makes charcoal drawings that deal with the concepts of power and masculinity in politics, history, and finance. Baker’s work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, Jersey City Museum, NYU’s Gallatin Galleries, Ramapo College, Keene College, and Lehman College. In 2003 the artist received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship as well as the New York Foundation for the Arts Prize. Residencies and fellowships include the Art Omi International Artists’ Colony; Sacatar Foundation in Bahia, Brazil; Tyrone Guthrie Center at Annaghmakerrig, Ireland; Valparaiso in Mojacar, Spain; and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace program. Baker lives in Pawling, NY.


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Melanie Baker Rachel Churner, Artforum
March 2020
Holiday e-Greetings from Around the World Paul Laster, Whitehot Magazine
December 2019
Art at Berrie Center highlights feminist perspective Kim Bongard, The Ramapo News
October 10, 2018
Drawings with a Message about Political Power

by Benjamin Genocchio, The New York Times
ART; Lower East Side: Art Shoehorned Amid Charm

by Holland Cotter, The New York Times
Melanie Baker - 365 Days of Print
Hiding the Elephant
Hiding the Elephant

Satellite Gallery
Melanie Baker: Feast
Melanie Baker: Feast

by Phong Bui, The Brooklyn Rail
Melanie Baker: Satellite
Melanie Baker: Satellite

by Nick Stillman, Artforum