Jo St Baker Bio
Jo St Baker is an award winning visual artist and director of St Baker Studio + Venue located on Brisbaneʼs Moreton Bay.
Her current show entitled “The First Wave” on show at The Hub Gallery, Caboolture Regional, Queensland runs to 11thAugust.
Jo was on the panel of speakers at the recent NAVA forum on Sustainability of Practice and is currently in studio working on commissions.
She holds Bachelor of Visual Arts, a Diploma in Graphic Design and Advertising, and multiple certificates in Arts and Management.
Jo independently activated an empty space on the Redcliffe waterfront in 2012, establishing what is known as the Studio + Venue. There she created opportunities and incentives for other artists; curating, marketing, and presenting exhibitions, as well as art-based programs, initiatives, and workshops.
The Gallery was the first of its kind in the region, making contemporary art and design-based products available to the public. Jo has presented numerous group and solo exhibitions and The Studio launched many future networks by creating a platform for establishing experimental artists, writers, photographers, graphic artists and artisans.
Her figurative sculpture “The Sandmen” was the winning piece in the Flying Arts Queensland Regional Arts Award 2017, and is touring Queensland Regional Galleries until January 2019.
Artist in Residence at Dunedin School of Art, Dunedin New Zealand in August and September 2017
Artist in Residence, The Drawing Room (Brett Whiteley Moreton Bay connection) at the Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
Artist in Residence, Drawn to the Mountain at the Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
b: Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Lives in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+Bachelor of Visual Arts, Otago School of Art, New Zealand
+Diploma Graphic Design, worked Advertising and Art Direction
+Full time artist and designer
+Solo and group exhibitions
+Creator of st + baker + studio and gallery Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
+25 year successful arts business
+Works in public and private collections world wide
+National and international Commissions