Magda Baker

“I combine the printmaking mediums of collagraph, monotype, linocut, and aquatint to create prints full of pattern and color. The repeated shapes in my prints come from a diverse array of influences, including playing cards, nature, old books and magazines, and architectural details. I choose the subject matter of my figurative prints based on universality and charm.

In my most recent work, I combine printmaking and collage to depict devils who are both whimsical and slightly menacing. They are wearing either traditionally feminine or masculine attire, which takes a small jab at conventional gender roles. 

Magda Baker has shown her prints in numerous galleries, including the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, Connecticut, the Edmonds Arts Commission in Edmonds, Washington, and Studio E in Seattle, Washington and at several universities, including University of Utah, University of Richmond, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Loyola University, and the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She has a print in the King County Portable Works Collection and has received a fellowship from Women’s Studio Workshop and a grant from Allied Arts.

Magda lives and works in Seattle.

Magda Baker: Devil Wearing an Apron, 2020, Monotype, 22” x
Devil Wearing an Apron, 2020
Monotype, 22” x 14”
Magda Baker: Devil in Blue Flowers and Quatrefoils, 2020, Monotype, 22” x 13”
Devil in Blue Flowers and Quatrefoils, 2020
Monotype, 22” x 13”
Magda Baker: Devil in a Blue Dress with Square Buttons, 2020, Monotype, 22” x 13”
Devil in a Blue Dress with Square Buttons, 2020
Monotype, 22” x 13”
Magda Baker: Devil in Business Casual, 2020, Monotype and collage, 22” x 13”
Devil in Business Casual, 2020
Monotype and collage, 22” x 13”
Magda Baker: Devil in a Lace Dress, 2021, Monotype and India Ink, 22” x 15”
Devil in a Lace Dress, 2021
Monotype and India Ink, 22” x 15”
Magda Baker: Devil in Outfit with Blue Spades, 2021, Monotype, Collage, and India Ink, 22” x 15”
Devil in Outfit with Blue Spades, 2021
Monotype, Collage, and India Ink, 22” x 15”
Magda Baker: Devil in Purple Patterned Pants, 2021, Monotype, Stamp Making, and India Ink, 22” x 15”
Devil in Purple Patterned Pants, 2021
Monotype, Stamp Making, and India Ink, 22” x 15”
Magda Baker: Devil Wearing a Purple Tie, 2021, Monotype, Stamp Making, Collage, and India Ink
Magda Baker: Devil Wearing a Purple Tie, 2021
Monotype, Stamp Making, Collage, and India Ink