Casey Baden, Still Near. Stillness. Holding Still., 2021, Rug tufting on monk’s cloth


Casey Baden is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily between painting and textiles. She combines figuration and decorative patterns using paint, thread, and natural dyes on fabric or canvas in compositions of patchwork, collage, stitching, weaving, and rug tufting. These processes center tactility and dimensionality in her works, compelling physical touch from the viewer.

Many of the artist’s ideas are rooted in the Pattern and Decoration movement with the additional influence of the Bauhaus. These associations permit her to consider functionality in concert with design. Often, she develops unique installation methods and armatures that engage with furniture, domestic architectural space. These frameworks encourage a more embodied and relational experience of the work.

Casey Baden was born and raised in Houston, TX. She completed her BFA at New York University, 2014 and her MFA at California Institute of the Arts, 2020. She has been awarded residencies at Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Vermont Studio Center, The Reef, AZ West, Textile Art Center, and PADA Studios and has exhibited works in the US and Europe. In Los Angeles, exhibitions have included the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, The Wing, 00LA, Other Places Art Fair, and Calarts. Her work has been featured in publications including ArtForum (online), Hyperallergic, UTB, and The Racket Journal.

Presently, Baden is the co-founder of two projects. The first is an artist-run space and arts fabrication shop called Full Service Creative, and the second is a developing community fiber studio and and curatorial initiative called Textile Resource LA.

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