Cary Baker is a New York-based mixed media artist and designer. Over the past several years she has been developing a series of evolving land art installations, collectively titled Understories. Plant propagation and morphology, puppetry, choreography and living architecture and design are some of the many influences that have shaped her recent body of work.
Cary received a B.A. from Bard College, and studied sculpture and design independently at SACI-Studio Art Center in Florence Italy and the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in Manhattan. She has participated as an artist-in-residence at the Center d Art I Natura in Farrera Spain and in 2009 was selected for an environmental art residency at I-Park in East Haddam CT. In 2010, her outdoor installation, Understories: Pullulate was presented as part of a group exhibition at the Louis Campau Promenade in Grand Rapids Michigan, and the following year this work was reconceived for inclusion in the exhibition In Rare Form at the Anne Street Gallery in Newburgh NY. In summer 2014 she was invited to create a site specific piece for Art in the Wild, a group environmental art exhibition at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in Cornwall NY. Most recently her work was included in the fall 2014 Transfarm exhibition in Detroit Michigan, presented by ApexArt.
In 2010 Cary and her husband relocated from Brooklyn to the lower Hudson Valleythey now live with their two young daughters in Orange County and share an art studio in Beacon NY.