JJ Baker is an artist, an educator, and a human. Though JJ currently lives and works in Houston, TX, he was born in Cincinnati, Ohio where he spent his formative years. He attended the University of Cincinnati and completed the Fine Arts and Art Education Licensure programs.
Dedicated to daily improvement and constant experimentation, JJ is a resident artist at Hardy & Nance Studios. His practice focuses on portraiture, combining traditional and contemporary techniques. Though primarily a painter, his work also incorporates collage, printmaking, photography, poetry, and film.
JJ was the artist-in-residence at the Rocky Neck Art Colony's Goetemann Residency in Gloucester, MA. He has exhibited at the Glassell Studio School, Archway Gallery, and received the 2nd Place Award at the Irving Arts Center's Texas and Neighbors Juried Show in Dallas, TX.