Photo: Sharon Baker in Birmingham, West Midlands

Sharon Baker

Artist, Project manager, Community worker

I am a printmaker using a variety of media to explore qualities of composition, mark making, texture and colour in my work. Inspiration comes from found images collected from advertising, cinema, art, TV and photography used to create new visual compositions combining photographic material with drawings and/or accidental marks. I also create picture assemblages & collages. In my visual explorations I order and sort shapes, gestures and colours. In some pieces I aim to create balance, rhythm and harmony, in others I subvert elements to create jarring and discord. I use tessellations or grid arrangements and enjoy the exploration dualities: the positive and negative and reversed images, revealing my fascination with printmaking processes. Some of the prints I make are one of a kind while others are printed as a numbered edition. Some works incorporate different materials. I enjoy the collisions created when incorporating textures and decoration within imagery, blurring the boundaries between printmaking and textile techniques and prompting different cultural responses to their inclusion.

Location Birmingham, West Midlands
Activities Adult education, Workshops, Arts in health, Participatory projects, Exhibitions programme, Project management
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking
Tags printmaking, photo etching, exhibiting

News & Events

  • Salon

    13/11/2015 – 23/12/2015
    Waterhall Gallery, birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Edmund Street, B3 3DH

    Salon is organised by New Art WM and presents an exciting selection of work by 80 invited artists based in the West Midlands. The show offers audiences a unique chance to see and buy contemporary art

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  • National Open Print Exhibition 2015

    15/09/2015 – 27/09/2015
    Bankside Gallery

    I have two prints in this show selected from open submission established by the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers with the aim of promoting the best of printmaking to a wider audience

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  • July exhibition at the Birmingham & Midlands Institute

    07/07/2015 – 31/07/2015
    Birmingham & Midlands Institute

    I am exhibiting prints with Birmingham Printmakers in the foyer gallery of the Birmingham & Midlands Institute in Birmingham City Centre throughout July, 9 Margaret Street, B3 3BS

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  • Exhibition of Fine Art Prints by Karoline Rerrie & Sharon Baker

    17/11/2014 – 28/02/2015
    The Old Joint Stock Pub & Theatre, 4 Temple Row West, Birmingham, B2 5NY

    Hand printed limited edition screen prints & photo etchings for sale in the theatre bar & foyer on the second floor. Preview on 27th November 5-7pm

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  • Birmingham Today Competition

    06/02/2014 – 01/03/2014
    RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook St, Birmingham, B3 1SA

    A selected exhibition celebrating the city of Birmingham in all its aspects: topographical, cultural, political & social, raising the profile of contemporary Birmingham & its artisitc talent.

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