Approved: 16.08.2006

Matt Baker

Approved: 16.08.2006

Matt Baker
b. 1965
For the last twelve years Matt Baker has concentrated his Artist practice full-time on work in the public domain. During this time he has developed participatory and collaborative techniques through projects ranging from temporary events/installations to large scale permanent artworks and cultural strategies for programmes of urban change. Major sculpture projects include:

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  • Location: Dumfriesshire, Scotland
 

Biography

Matt Baker b. 1965 For the last twelve years Matt Baker has concentrated his Artist practice full-time on work in the public domain. During this time he has developed participatory and collaborative techniques through projects ranging from temporary events/installations to large scale permanent artworks and cultural strategies for programmes of urban change. Major sculpture projects include: Shinglehook - Scottish Borders, Cultivated Wilderness- Glasgow, Gatekeeper- Glasgow, he was appointed as Lead Artist for the City of Inverness in 2006 and was Lead Artist in the Gorbals (Glasgow) from 2000-2006. He has exhibited across Britain and Europe and his work is held in Scottish public collections. Matt Baker works from his studio in South-West Scotland.

CV & Education

Public realm 2006 - Imagining the Centre, Church Street, Inverness Solo exhibitions 2000 - Sounding Vessels, The Lighthouse, Glasgow 1998 - Heisenberg, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries Group exhibitions 2008 - Landscape, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London 2002 - Celebration, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester 2001 - Stirring the City, The Lighthouse, Glasgow 1999 - New British Contemporary Art, Courtland Institute, London Public commissions 2010 - Concept and Artworks to accompany the 'Way of the Roses' - coast to coast cycle route, Sustrans and Regional Partners, Northern England: Lancashire to Yorkshire 2008 - Cairnsmore - permanent mutli-piece installation, for Scottish Natural Heritage, Galloway, Scotland 2008 - Three Virtues, City Centre, Inverness 2006 - Shinglehook, St Mary's Loch, Scottish Borders 2004 - Cultivated Wilderness, Gorbals, Glasgow 2004 - Descender (maternal line), Threave Gardens (National Trust for Scotland), Castle Douglas, Scotland 2002 - The Gatekeeper, Gorbals, Glasgow 2001 - The Attendants, Gorbals, Glasgow 2000 - Cumbrae Passage, Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland 1998 - The Crossing, River Nith, Dumfries 1996 - ' .. still there were brothers', Bixlade Valley, Forest of Dean 1995 - Walsall Railway Station, Walsall Projects 2006 - Lead Artist (2006-2010), Inverness Old Town Art, Inverness, Scotland. 2000 - Lead Artist (2000-2006) £1M Regeneration of Gorbals., Glasgow, Scotland