Zadie Baker (b. 1996) is an artist-designer currently based in Long Beach, CA. She was born in Colorado and grew up in Duluth, MN.
Zadie’s art practice, focused on three-dimensional work, is a convergence of architectural design thinking and fine art. Her primary medium at the moment is paper, but she has worked with a diverse range of media inside and outside of the university setting. She has enjoyed photography, video editing, and graphic design for as long as she can remember, but did not get into sculpture until college. Even then, it has taken a while to find a home in the art and design field. Originally an Art major, Zadie decided to switch majors to Comparative World Literature to get more of a solid foundation with reading, writing, and research. Cultivating this background in literature has proven to be nothing but an advantage in building a well-rounded design practice. However, after switching majors and doing a lot of art in her free time during the COVID-19 pandemic, Zadie realized that her main passions still lie with making and designing things. With this in mind, she hopes to pursue a graduate degree in design or architecture in the coming years.
Zadie graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a BA in Comparative World Literature and double minors in Art History and Design History & Theory in May of 2023.
March 19-23, 2023 breeze blocks., University Honors Program (UHP) Thesis Exhibition in Sculpture; Dr. Maxine Merlino Gallery, School of Art Gallery Complex; California State University, Long Beach
Faculty Advisor: Bryan Crockett
2023 Making the Cut, Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles, CA (online) [Juried]
2023 Centered on the Center, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA [Non-Juried]
2022 Inspired By: A Small Works Exhibit, Long Beach Creative Group, Long Beach, CA [Juried]