Lou Baker



b. 1960, Chelmsford, Essex, UK

2019-2021, MA Fine Art, Bath Spa University

2011-2015, BA Drawing and Applied Art, University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol

Recent exhibitions:


2021 ‘The MA Degree Show’, Bath Spa University, Bath

2021 ‘Unlocked’, 44AD Gallery, Bath

2021 ‘Regeneration’, Stone Lane Gardens, Devon

2020 ‘Wishing trees’, 4 participatory installations situated in public spaces, Bristol

2020 ‘Incendiary 2’, Pound Arts, Corsham

2019 ‘International Contemporary Stitched Art’, Clerkenwell Gallery, London

2019 ‘Incendiary’ at Stroud Valleys Artspace, Stroud

2019 ‘B-Wing’, Shepton Prison, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

2019 ‘RWA Sculpture Open’, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 

2018 ‘disquiet’ with Clare Thatcher, Walcot Chapel, Bath

2018 ‘Subversive surfaces; taboo and fragility’ with Gina Baum, Trowbridge Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge

Awards and residencies:

2022 ‘Holburne Open’, with seam collective and Jack Lewdjaw, selected by The Holburne Museum, at The Andrew Brownsword Gallery, Bath

2021 The Harbutt Fund Award, for ‘Social Knitwork’, a collaboration with The Art Cohort, Bath

2021 ‘Real space’ residency, Michael Pennie Gallery, Bath Spa University, Bath

2021 ‘Mixing it up’ residency at The Garage, Bristol

2015 Embroiderer’s Guild Scholarship

Next artist in 2022

Adam Boyd