Dominique BakerKo Turoto ko Puketapu Ōku Maunga, Ko Waiaruhe Tōku Awa, Ko Ngātokimatawhaorua Tōku Rangatira, Ko Taitokerau Tōku Rohe, Ko Ngāpuhi Tōku Iwi, Ko Ngātirangi Tōku Hapū, Ko Taiamai Tōku Takiwā, Ko Ngāwhā Tōku Marae, Ko E Koro Kia Tutuki Tōku Whare Tūpuna
Dominique Baker is a figurative painter, carver and print-maker, born and raised on the North Shore of Auckland. She graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the Auckland University of Technology in 2008. Baker is of Japanese, Māori and European heritage, which has greatly influenced her practice. Growing up far removed from her cultural identities, Baker’s art is a journey to self discovery and finding harmony and balance within the diverse mix of her nationalities.
Her work is informed by street art and exploring a range of methods of making, resulting in visually intricate paintings. Her carved acrylic paintings are her own style which have evolved out of knowledge passed down from New Zealand Artists such as Michel Tuffery and Flox.
Baker participates regularly in local art shows and has collectors whom commission her work locally and internationally. Her works were selected to adorn Sir Paul McCartney’s room on his last tour to New Zealand. She recently exhibited her Geisha and Samurai works in the Beijing Biennale 2019 at the National Museum of China.