​​​​​​background and experience
white painted steel maquette

My sculpture career began in the 1980's with an apprenticeship with  Colorado sculptor, George Tate.

Following this apprenticeship and undergoing my own personal explorations, I began to compile a body of work for the next phase. 

I concentrated on exhibiting my sculpture at national juried art and museum shows throughout the United States.

I have been  selected for various invitational ​sculpture exhibitions on the campuses of several North American colleges and universities.

I enjoy the challenge of working with architects and engineers to design and place large scale sculptures for commercial and/or corporate projects.

I've also had the advantage of working with landscape architects to design and place my sculptures in both  public arenas and  private residential spaces.   

artist statement
Michael Baker, sculptor
My work has always been inspired by architecture and the forms that are found within architectural  structures.​

Whether incorporating circular, triangular, rectangular or square shapes and forms, it has been my objective to arrange these forms into a three dimensional sculpture that I feel is organized and interesting.​

As the construction process develops, I find that the negative spaces that are created also become a major aspect to what I feel is essential to each piece.​

It is important to me that the sculpture design is interesting from all angles whether the forms are volumetric or more two dimensional in design.

RESUME
 
Michael Baker, sculptor

 Merida, Yucatan,Mexico

704 216 4161

www.michaelbaker.com

Selected Juried Exhibitions

 

 

 

2015

Solo Show

Galeria Sophia Wanamaker

Centro Cultural Costarricense-Norteamericano

San Jose, Costa Rica

May - June, 2015

 

2014

Group Exhibition IV Anual Escultorica Galeria EMAI, en Santa Ana, Costa Rica

Solo Sculpture Exhibition The Four Seasons Resort, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

 Solo Exhibition The Hidden Garden Art Gallery, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

 

2012

"Embrujarte 2012", Escazu, Costa Rica

"Art on the Square Juried Art Show", Belleville, Illinois

"Downtown Denver Juried Art Festival", Denver, Colorado

2011

"Art on the Square Juried Art Show", Belleville, Illinois

"Broad Ripple Juried Art Fair", Indianapolis, Indiana

"Ann Arbor Juried Art Fair", Ann Arbor, Michigan

Sculpture Exhibition at Mount Union College, Alliance Ohio

2010

"Celebration of Fine Art", Scottsdale, Arizona

"Art on the Square", Belleville, Illinois

"Sculpture at the River Market Sculpture Exhibition", Little Rock, Arkansas

2009

WaterWorks Visual Arts Center and Museum 50th Anniversary Invitational, Salisbury, North Carolina

"Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show", Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"RiverSpan Sculpture Exhibition", Cincinnati, Ohio

"Salisbury Sculpture Exhibition", Salisbury, North Carolina

2008

"Longs Park Fine Art Show", Lancaster, Pennsylvania

"Botkins Sculpture Invitational", Botkins, Ohio

"Boardwalk Art Festival", Virginia Beach, Virginia

"RiverSpan Sculpture Exhibition", Cincinnati, Ohio

"Madison Museum Show", Madison, Wisconsin

2007

"Boca Raton Museum of Art Festival", Boca Raton, Florida

"Port Warwick Sculpture Exhibition", Newport News, Virginia

Ongoing Sculpture Exhibit at WaterWorks Art Center, Salisbury, North Carolina

One Man Show at Perspective Gallery, Virginia Tech University

Sculpture Exhibition at Washington Square, Washington, D.C.

"Milwaukee Museum Show", Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"Botkins   Sculpture Invitational", Botkins, Ohio

 

2006

"Dogwood Art Festival", Atlanta, Georgia

"Highland Park Festival of Fine Craft", Highland Park, Illinois

"Port Warwick Sculpture Show", Newport News, Virginia

WaterWorks Art Center and Museum Exhibition, Salisbury, North Carolina

2005

"Saint James Court Art Festival", Louisville, Kentucky

"Sculpture in the Park", Loveland, Colorado

"Coconut Grove Arts Festival", Coconut Grove, Florida

"American Artisan", Nashville, Tennessee

2004

"Sculpture in the Park", Loveland, Colorado

"20th Annual Port Clinton Art Festival", Highland Park, Illinois

"Coconut Grove Arts Festival", Coconut Grove, Florida

"Winter Park Art Festival", Winter Park, Florida

"34th Annual Decorators Show House", Atlanta Symphony Associates, Atlanta, Georgia

1999-2003

Various juried sculpture exhibitions and shows

Selected Corporate and University Collections

 

Greenville, South Carolina

Liberty Property Trust

Maywood, Illinois

Loyola University Medical Center

Kankakee, Illinois

Riverside Medical Center

Charlotte, North Carolina

Wells Fargo, Corporate Offices

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Gerry Lenfest/ Mercersburg Academy

Huntersville, North Carolina

Presbyterian Hospital

Blacksburg, Virginia

Virginia Tech University

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Methodist University

Dallas, Texas

"Cirque" Hanover Company

Botkins, Ohio

Botkins Community Park

Spartanburg, South Carolina

Hub City Park

Salisbury, North Carolina

East Fisher Street Plaza

Belleville, Illinois

Belleville Public Square

Hyattsville, Maryland

Arts District Hyattsville

Alliance, Ohio

Mount Union College

Charlotte, North Carolina

Ronald McDonald Sculpture Garden

Sculpture purchased for inclusion in Robert Downey Jr. movie

"Iron Man 3"

Selected Private Collections

Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Collins, Westport Connecticut

Mr. & Mrs. Gary LeBoss, Miami, Florida

Mr. & Mrs. Alan Schiffman, Naples, Florida

Dr. & Mrs. Morton Galina, Atlanta, Georgia

Mr. & Mrs. Jerrold Post, Bethesda, Maryland

Dr. & Mrs. Steven Weber, Worcester, Pennsylvania

Mr. & Mrs. Joel Busel, Boca Raton, Florida

Mr. & Mrs. Champ Covington, Greenville, South Carolina

Mr. & Mrs. Gerry Lenfest, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mr. & Mrs. Gary Birnbaum, Chicago, Illinois

Kelly Miles & Mandy Smith, Gainesville, Georgia

Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Bloch, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mrs. Nancy Portugal, Northbrook, Illinois

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Van Cleave, Louisville, Kentucky

Mr. & Mrs. James Becher, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Ms. Suzi Trout, Chicago, Illinois

Mr. & Mrs. Joe Sweeny, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Dr. & Mrs. Fred Kiekhaefer, Madison Wisconsin

Mr. & Mrs. Duane Gautier, Alexandria, Virginia

Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Gibbs, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Mr. & Mrs. Edward Norvell, Salisbury, North Carolina

Ten & Christine Stark, Alexandria, Virginia

 

Selected Awards and Honors

 "Art Expo 2011" WaterWorks Visual Art Center, Salisbury, North Carolina

Sculpture Award

"Art on the Square" 2010 Belleville, Illinois

Best of Sculpture Award

"Tri-State Sculptors & Caldwell Arts Council Sculpture Competition", 2007 Lenoir, North Carolina

Suddreth Sculpture Award

"Port Warwick Sculpture Show", 2006 Newport News, Virginia

Best of Sculpture Award

"Bethesda Row Arts Festival", Bethesda, Maryland

Best of Sculpture Award

"Krasl Art Fair", 2004, St. Joseph, Michigan

Best of Sculpture Award

"Bonita Springs National Art Festival", 2004, Bonita Springs, Florida

Sculpture Merit Award

1st Place Sculpture Award, "Bayou City Art Festival", 2002 Houston, Texas

1st Place Sculpture Award

"The Fairhope Annual Art Show", 2002 Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, Alabama

1st Place Sculpture Award

"North American Sculpture Show", 1992 Foothill Art Center, Golden, Colorado

Medallion Award for Assemblage

Professional Activities and Memberships

"Atlanta Dogwood Festival," 2003, Atlanta, Georgia

Juror

"Decatur Arts Festival", 2003, Decatur Art Alliance, Decatur, Georgia

Juror

"Long's Park Arts Festival," 2006 Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Juror

International Sculpture Center

Member

National Association for Independent Artists

Member

Tri-State Sculptors Association

Member

Washington Sculpture Group

Member

Education and Training

Apprenticeship with George Tate, Denver, Colorado

Welding Program, Front Range Community College, Fort Collins, Colorado

Urbana College, Urbana, Ohio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Representation in Costa Rica

 

Hidden Garden Art Gallery, Guanacaste   www.hiddengarden.thevanstonegroup.com

 

D'art Galeria, Escazu  www.dartgaleria.com

 

Galerie Hior, San Jose  www.galeriehior.com

 

Apressia Casa Galeria, San Jose  info@appressia.com