Emerging artist and Chicago native, Tiffany Baker uses her art to turn life experiences into emotive pieces of visual expression that celebrate her identity as a person of color, re-imagine trauma and embed messages of connection. It was the tragic death of her sister in 2007 that initiated her desire to show the beauty in loss.
Working in a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, and pencil, Tiffany has developed a unique style of portraiture by merging the somber with the regal, bringing forth an intensity in the subjects she creates.
Tiffany trained at SVA, The New York Academy of Art and Pratt Institute, where she obtained her Bachelor’s of Industrial Design. She has exhibited her work in three self-produced shows, “Smilehood and Other Stories”, “Heritage” and “Light Beings” since 2016.
She has spent the last six years making illustrative content as a Senior Interactive Designer for CNN and maintains a full-time practice from her studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Recently, Tiffany has exhibited her work in the first of a four-part art series, “The Armor of Saul: An unconventional arts experience exploring the physical, emotional and psychological effects of the "Strong Black Woman from Black women.” by Unjaded Curations.
Tiffany’s illustrations can be viewed on Vh1’s series Black Girl Beauty, a six-episode series airing each Saturday at noon. The highly esteemed show with host Gia Peppers gained a feature in Essence. Tiffany is one of 25 finalists for Ideo’s Cybersecurity Visuals Challenge and was recently selected to exhibit work in Phoenix for the 6th Annual Arizona Hip Hop Festival this November.