Britta Baker

Salt Lake City, Utah

Britta Baker works in the digital space to a unique combination of symbolic surrealism, abstract expressionism, pattern drawing, and the use of those patterns and sometimes words as collage elements in her works, plus a touch of feminist punk and street art.

Britta Baker is an unconventional artist who is not afraid to blaze her own trail. In life, as in art, she looks to her own inventive nature to create, and accepts the risk involved in doing so. She is a multi-passionate individual who is finally starting to view her ADD as a superpower, allowing her to value her creative force no matter what avenue it pours into.

Britta is an avid traveler. She loves to discover other cultures and connect with people wherever she goes- not to mention the food! As a young adult, she spent a great amount of time backpacking solo through Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central America, spending extended time in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Morocco and Berlin- which she credits for her unique tastes in art. Travel experiences have seasoned and expanded her view of the world and ideas about life. Britta shares a home with her husband, her corgi Deuce, and cat Hobie in Salt Lake City.

Her willingness to embrace all aspects of the human experience and ride them out to their natural ending point is evident in her work, which runs the gamut from nihilistic to effervescent, and everything in between. She works with intention of truth to the moment, expressing subtle concepts through her use of color, line and symbols. You feel something when you look at one of her works, it is often something unfamiliar or even startling that stirs inside you.

Inspired by artists Hieronymus Bosch, Salvador Dali, Banksy, and Caravaggio, as well as a wide variety of musicians and authors, Britta believes that art is many things. As an observer, art can be a window into the life or cultural experience of others. The most powerful art can cast a spell so strong that it creates a room seemingly outside of present circumstance, where you can step inside and feel connected to both the artist, and the other admirers of the work. She views acts of creation as a way to bring attention to the present moment. Making something forces Britta to be present, to be in her body, and to be human in that very truthful way so endangered by the rest of our lives. Britta states, “I don’t believe that art must be deemed “good” to be of value to the artist, it serves a purposeful role for all who deign to dance with it”.


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