Gina Baber (b. 1982 Somerset) is an Artist and Designer living and working in London.
Print culture, printmaking and experimental printed textiles are the main focus of Gina's artistic practice, which draws on pop cultural references alongside a strong use of colour, illustration and painterly and abstract mark making. She approaches printmaking and the use of fabrics and materials in both a conceptual and decorative way. This allows opportunity for semiotics and storytelling alongside the study and application of craftsmanship in different forms, including fashion, costume, posters and banner-making.
Gina's interests and research include: Print Culture, Counterculture, Youth Culture, The History of Fashion and Subcultures, Music, Costume, Alternative and Small Press Publishing, Film, Modern and Contemporary Art from the late-1940s to the early 1980s (Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism, Optical Art, Performance and Conceptual Art), 60s and 70s Art Books and Book Design, and The History of Books and Publishing (focusing on Britain, Europe and the USA between the 1950s - the 1980s).
Recent research and work has been centred around music videos, film stills, archive sports footage, music magazines and posters; and accessories and subcultural association, including the design, production, history and stories surrounding badges, pins and patches - particularly in relation to Punk, Post-Punk and New Wave in the 1960s - 1980s.
Beginners Bookbinding - Shepherds Bookbinders, 2023
MA Library and Information Studies - University College London, 2017 - 2019
BA (Hons) Illustration - The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, 2001 - 2004
2024 Artist in Residence - Fish Factory Arts / John Howard Print Studios, Penryn, Cornwall
2024 Artist/DJ - Love Poems / Love Tracks (Exhibition and Third Pyramid Press pamphlet launch), Venue TBC
2023 DJ - hicce hart (in association with Voices Radio), London
2023 DJ - Mighty Real, The Royal Sovereign, London
2023 Speaker - Paris Olympia Press, History of the Printed Image Network
2022 - (Ongoing) DJ - Clapton Community Football Club, London
2022 - (Ongoing) DJ - Nuthin' But A G Thang and Mighty Real, Voices Radio, London
2022 Artist/Publisher - Glasgow Zine Fest, CCA, Glasgow
2022 - (Ongoing) DJ - Loose FM, London
2022 DJ - Record Store Day 2022, Wood Street Indoor Market, Walthamstow
2021 Grant Award - The Eaton Fund
2019 Speaker - A Paratextual and Bibliographical Study of 'Howl' by Allen Ginsberg, Post-war Printing Conference, Weston Library, University of Oxford
2019 - 2021 Resident DJ - Love Tracks / Mighty Real, Exale Taproom, London
2017 - 2019 Resident DJ - Funky Sensation, Mascara Bar, London
2014 Artist - Wu-Tang is for the Children, LondonNewcastle Project Space, London
2012 Artist - Diva, Rough Trade East, London
2011 - 2013 Resident DJ - Nuthin' But A G Thang, Bardens Boudoir, London
2009 Artist - WallFly - WAH Nails, London
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