Justin Baker

Assistant Professor
BFA SUNY Purchase // MFA University at Albany
JustinTBaker.com

Bio

Justin Baker grew up in Greenwich, NY. He attended the Sage College of Albany for two years and studied photography. The next two years were spent playing music and writing songs with his friends. Purchase College came next, where his artistic strides led him to printmaking and again photography. In 2007, Justin received his MFA with a concentration in combined media at the University at Albany. Justin teaches digital imaging, and web art and design at Hudson Valley Community College. He is also a board member of Collar Works Gallery in Troy. He currently lives in Troy with his wife, Kyra, daughters Lola and Rona, cats Lulu and Lilly, and dog Luna.

Artist Statement

To me, the photographic medium needs alchemy; the photographic image at one time was more akin to magic than science. The processes I use to create my imagery are typically old film processes that are no longer needed or even film that is greatly expired. Even though the images I make all start as a film-based process, they do become digital images in the end. This process of translation leads to more exploration in the computer: adding drawing back into the image or reworking a small area or adding something that was never there to begin with.

Gallery

Deep Fake IV by Justin Baker

Deep Fake IV

2020
Archival Inkjet Print
40"x50"


Deep Fake V by Justin Baker

Deep Fake V

2020
Archival Inkjet Print
50"x40"


Skull, Shapes, and Drawing by Justin Baker

Skull, Shapes and Drawing

2019
Archival Inkjet Print
20"x16"


Skull, Wire and Drawing by Justin Baker

Skull, wire and drawing

2019
Archival Inkjet Print
50"x40"


Still Life with Drawing by Justin Baker

Still Life with Drawing

2020
Archival Inkjet Print
30"x20"