Discipline: Visual Art

Hilary Baker

Discipline: Visual Art
Region: Ojai, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 1996

Hilary Baker‘s paintings document California’s landscape through depictions of its solitary structures and native wildlife.

Baker received her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her M.F.A. from the Otis Art Institute. She has exhibited throughout the United States and internationally, including The Skulptur Projekt München, Germany and the Institut Franco-Americain, France, and has been awarded residencies at the Pont-Aven School of Art, the Ucross Foundation, Art Omi, and Yaddo. Her paintings have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, L.A.Weekly, Art and Cake, Artillery and New American Paintings. Her work is included in numerous public collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the Crocker Museum, Broad Art Foundation, Temple University, and the University of Southern California.

As a curator, she co-organized the exhibitions, “Sexy: Sensual Abstraction in California, 1950s -1990s” and “Blind Courier: 9 Artists and Their Notions of Place.”



Hilary Baker worked in the Firth studio.

Originally a working barn perched atop the namesake hill of Hillcrest Farm, this building was converted to serve the arts in 1956. A grand set of windows was installed to make the large interior suitable for visual artists, bringing in abundant natural light from the north. The addition of a screened porch and accessible entrance ramp…

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