Lauren Baker, born 1982, from Middlesbrough, UK. Currently lives and works in London.
Lauren Baker is a British contemporary multidisciplinary artist who exhibits internationally. Her work explores the fragility of life and the expansiveness of the universe. Passionate about environmental issues and sustainability, the artist uses light to express universal energies and aims to raise the vibration of love and connection within the world.
Recent works visually interpret unseen energy. Lauren listens to sound frequencies and gets in a meditative state to digitally paint auras and energy, she then incorporates diamond dust, neon and kinetic elements to create celestial artworks. Her most recent collection ‘The Immensity of The Universe’ was firstly released in Saatchi Gallery on Sept 2018 which consists in a sensory experience that explores the origins of the universe and the intriguing beauty born from destruction and chaos.
She has created installations at The V&A, Tate Britain and Tate Modern and her work is held in collections worldwide.
Her limited edition ‘you blow my mind’ screen prints sold out in just 24 hours.
With a focus on environmental sustainability, Lauren is an Ambassador for One Tree Planted, and Save Wild Tigers, and has done multiple collaborations with Help Refugees. Her artwork has raised over 67k for charity.
The Crystal Tigress; a sculpted life-size tiger head encrusted with 52,000 crystals, which toured Asia, and was endorsed by Jimmy Choo and Jaime Winstone, fetched £30,000 at the tiger conservation charity auction for Save Wild Tigers.
Baker’s most intricate work, which sold for £420,000 to an influential sheikh in Qatar, is a Steinway grand piano encrusted with half a million crystals (Feb 15).
In 2012 her art career started with a life-changing trip to South America. Lauren joined a mosaic street-art project in Brazil and took part in ceremonies with shamans in the Peruvian Amazon jungle surrounded by dense vegetation and wildlife. She then researched the best place to study mosaic in the world and developed her skills in Venice (Orsoni, 2012).
MY CREATIVE STORY, WHATS YOURS? (2020)
CHRISTIES X MT ART AGENCY video about collective art (2020)
Jo Good BBC RADIO interview (2017)
Interview by 6 YEAR OLD AMAYA (2016)
Interview on LONDON LIVE and her SOLO SHOW AT THE IVY (2015)
Save Wild Tigers exhibition THRIVE curated by Lauren (2014)
See THE CRYSTAL GRAND PIANO
See the crystal beating heart sculpture YOU MOVE ME
Solo Exhibitions & Installations
The Other Art Fair, London, ‘An Open Dialogue With Mother Nature’ Installation. 4-6 Oct 2019
Tate Exchange, London, ‘Letter To Mother Earth’ Installation. 26-28 Jul 2019
Box Galleries, London, ‘Electric’ Solo Show. 9-29 Nov 2018
Saatchi Gallery, London. Lauren Baker Solo Show at Start. 13-16 Sep 2018
Moniker, London via Art Hound Gallery, The Immensity of The Universe’ Solo Show. 5-8 Oct 2018
Rise Art Prize at House of VANS, London. ‘Artist to Watch’ Award + Installation. 9-25 Feb 2018
The Royal Albert Hall, ‘He For She Arts Week’ light installation in collaboration with London Electronic Orchestra. 6 Mar 2018
Lauren Baker Contemporary, ‘Walk Towards The Light’ Solo show. Nov 2017
Lauren Baker Contemporary, ‘Musings On Mortality’ Solo show. 28 Oct – 5 Nov 2017
Lauren Baker Contemporary, ‘The Colour of Energy’ Solo show. 6-26 Oct 2017
Southbank Centre, London ‘The White Light’ Installation at Funeral One Stop Shop. 6 Mar 2017
Box Galleries, Chelsea. ‘Entwined’ Solo Show. 3-23 Feb 2017
Hang-Up Gallery, London. ‘Lightvisions’ Solo Show. 6 Nov 16-8 Jan 2017
M&C Saatchi, London. ‘Barely Controllable Emotion’ Solo Show. 5 Sep – 26 Oct 2016
Clerkenwell Design Week, London: ‘Urban Alchemist’ Installation.24 May 2016
The Ivy, London: ‘Transition’ Solo show. 31 Jul – 8 Aug 2015.
Chappel Contemporary, Whitstable: ‘Fragments of a Forgotten Dream’ Solo show 22 Oct – 5 Nov 2015
The V&A, London. ‘Objects of Desire’ interactive installation. 21 May 2015
Save Wild Tigers charity, The Eastern and Oriental Express, Singapore, Malaysia. ‘Crystal Tigress’. 3-7 Oct 2014
Clerkenwell Design Week, London. ‘Portal’ installation. 20-22 May 2014
Tate Britain, London. ‘Opelia’s Charms’ interactive installation. 21 Sep 2013
Hang-Up Gallery, London: ‘YOU BLOW MY MIND’ Solo show. 6 Dec 2013 – 24 Jan 2014
London Design Festival, London. ‘Enchanted Afterlife’ Solo show. 20-23 Sept 2012
Tate Modern, London. Living Dead installation – 13 Jul 2012