Kelsey Nowaczynski Baker:
(Canadian, b.1982) Kelsey is an artist best known for her vibrant and pattern infused compositions. Born in Trail BC, Canada, she earned her BEd, majoring in Art from the University of Alberta. Nowacznski Baker’s art consists of a wide variety of themes varying from realism to illustrative compositions. In all of her work, Nowaczynski Baker combines vivid colour, patterns and symbolism. She combines a wide range of references from across history and cultures, spiritualism, pop culture and social media. Her portfolio is typically is an outpouring of courage, grace, perseverance and power. She believes these are traits we often need to harness. She enjoys using symbolism to tell visual stories about the journey and the tools we needed to survive it. Her work is largely influenced by the work’s of Kehinde Wiley, PichiAvo, Martine Johanna, Jean-Michelle Basquiat, Gustav Klimnt, Salvador Dali and Frieda Khallo. Nowaczynski Baker’s work has been exhibited in The Woman’s Art Museum of Canada, Whyte Avenue Art Walk, St. Albert’s Night of Artists and local businesses. She lives and works as an Artist and Educator in Edmonton, Alberta.