Dianne Baker is an accomplished mixed media and fiber-related sculptor based in Buffalo, NY. Her skillful sculptures seamlessly blend fiber with other captivating elements like weathered wood and oxidized metal. By skillfully combining these disparate materials, Baker endeavors to convey “inner meaning” and subvert viewers’ perception, while honoring the past and its remnants that offer invaluable insights and connections to the present.
Her artist statement further expounds on her creative philosophy, asserting that her work provides a transformative experience by allowing viewers not only to see but also appreciate the boundless creative possibilities within discarded objects, uncovering the “magic in the ordinary.”
Following her time in a study abroad program in Florence, Italy in 1964, Baker obtained a B.A. in history from Syracuse University in 1965. Subsequently, she achieved an M.S. in Social Studies from SUNY at Buffalo in 1969 and pursued advanced graduate studies under the guidance of Carol Kapuza from 1973-76.