"...these brilliant, subtle and all too short-lived prints resonate in the mind long after one leaves the show. They are absolutely beautiful." The New York Times
“The monoprints, as do your other prints and installations, are beautiful but static objects, or collections of objects, placed to absorb our gaze. They have symmetry and order and quiet.” Art-Vetting Website
"Most-interestingly, Baker’s work alludes to our collective concept of natural material and our individual memories of these found objects..." AS: Artists Studios
"...the leaves are like a one-of-a-kind piece of paper containing a variety of Baker’s detailed, circular prints. In others, the leaves are unadorned by ink etchings but arranged in a pattern that highlights repetition as well as the leaf’s singular beauty." Brooklyn Daily Eagle
"We're enthralled with the arrangement and beauty of the work and her preservation of what is normally so fleeting." Apartment Therapy
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My artwork is thematic and series based and incorporates the use of collected manmade objects and materials from nature to create individual artworks and site-specific installations. Removing ordinary, often overlooked materials from their usual context and transforming them into art inspires curiosity and wonder. I am more interested in exploring the impermanent and ephemeral nature of art than in creating permanent artworks for purchase or collection. I am committed to finding ways to sustain my artistic practice while providing an experience to audiences and communities within the exhibit space that is increasingly interactive, non-material and more meaningful.
Jessica Baker is a mixed-media visual artist based in Woodstock, NY. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally and she has been awarded a number of artistic residencies. Jessica's artwork has been featured in an interview for National Public Radio and praised by a number of critics, including most notably, the NY Times, which described her work as follows: ”…these brilliant, subtle and all too short-lived prints resonate in the mind long after one leaves the show. They are absolutely beautiful.” Her work has been collected privately and is also in a number of institutional collections.