Originally from Sacramento, CA Lorenzo has worked with in various government municipalities as a graphic designer and cultural arts assistant. Working for the Sacramento Mayor/Council office, Lorenzo Baker was tasked with creating promotional materials for programs such as Summer Youth Leadership Camp, HP Roseville’s Tech Trek, and Summer at City Hall, programs which assist in the expansion of educational and professional development of teens.

 

Throughout his career, Lorenzo Baker has been engaged with the connections between the arts and their ability to create change within communities. While at the Crocker Art Museum in 2015, Lorenzo’s worked as an Art Corps Fellow on the community outreach project Block by Block, which serviced over 25,000 Sacramento residents through arts engagement. 

 

In 2016 Lorenzo moved his talents to Southern California and continued his career in the arts and education field.

 

Since 2016 he has interned at ArtworxLA, working with at risk youth on alternative pathways to success, as well working at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art as an Artist Assistant.

 

While receiving his MFA at Otis College of Art and Design, Lorenzo participated in various art exhibitions including but not limited to UCLA’s Fall MFA Exhibition I AM ERICA, Nous Tours Gallery and no longer negotiable, as well as The New Contemporaries Vol. 1 exhibition at the Residency art gallery.

 

Further In 2018 Lorenzo co-curated an exhibition on afro futurism, titled, Black Light which is an exploration into Afrofuturism, a distinct mode of representation that reimagines a multiplicity of future identities for black individuals and communities in order to critically engage with contemporary issues.

 

At the moment, Lorenzo is teaching at the Armory Museum in Pasadena, CA, as well as working in the City of Manhattan Beach’s Cultural Arts Department.