CV

 

Education

 

Dillard University

New Orleans, LA

Bachelor of Arts: Business Management

Graduated May 2014

 

Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, CA

Master of Fine Arts: Painting & Drawing 

Graduated May 2018

 

Work Experience

 

Sacramento City Council District 5, Sacramento, CA

Office Intern

Summer 2013, 2014

As a council intern Lorenzo performed different clerical duties and task, and assisted in the coordination of outreach events throughout the City of Sacramento. These events include but are not limited to Summer at City Hall and Sacramento Youth Leadership which provides high school students with hands-on work experience in state and local government institutions. Lorenzo was also tasked with designing marketing materials for outreach programs and activities such as Movie Night In The Park and The Re-opening of Mcclatchy Park. 

 

The Crocker Art Museum

Block by Block Art Crops Fellow

Jan 2015-Aug 2016

Block by Block is a community outreach initiative focused on the planning and promoting of grassroots art activities and social practice art programs that culminate around 3 district wide block parties. Funded by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation, Block by Block  worked with 3 local artist on social practice art projects concentrating on food scarcity, the utilization of solar power, and access to industry level art equipment.  Over a 2 year span, Lorenzo and his fellow Art Corp fellows worked with city officials and community leaders to coordinate the 3 neighborhood block parties, which serviced over 25,000 residents and showcased the talents of over 125 visual and performing artist.

Additionally, to market and promote the block parties, using adobe creative programs such as Illustrator and InDesign, Lorenzo worked with the Graphic Design department to create promotional materials such as rack cards, brochures, billboard advertisements, and swag. 

Lorenzo also assisted in the maintenance of Block by Block’s website and social media pages. By creating scheduled and daily post centered around initiative updates, global art trends, and educational information about the practice of socially engaged art making.  

 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Artist Assistant

September 2016 - Current

An artist assistant will assist the teaching artist with the facilitation of art workshops and outreach programs for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  Responsibilities include interacting with adult and family audiences, preparing and cleaning up art supplies for each of the workshops, and taking direction from the teaching artist. Although each program is different, they all require the implementation of various skills such as, inclusive communication practices, readiness to adapt and change to varying circumstances, a positive attitude, and a proficient understanding of art materials related to the highlighted exhibitions. By promoting self confidence, and encouraging program participates to think critically, Lorenzo seeks to create and maintain a space in which  the production of art and self expression can flourish.

 

ArtworxLA

Student Intern 

October 2016 - March 2017

As an Artworx’s Intern, Lorenzo performed clerical duties such as data collection and statistical analysis of student course evaluations. This data was used to determine how ArtworxLA could improve on providing pathways to success for at risk high school students. Lorenzo’s duties also included the staging of supplies for programs workshops and public events. Additionally, Lorenzo worked with ArtworxLA staff to create promotional materials for student based events such as Career Day and other Advanced Programs such as after school residency opportunities.  

 

Exhibitions

 

The Brickhouse Gallery

Sacramento, CA 

Beyond The Bridge 

November 2014

 

Capital Artworks Gallery

Sacramento, CA 

Group Exhibition: Emerging Artist Small Works

January 2015

 

UCLA Wight Gallery, Broad Art Center

Los Angeles, CA 

UCLA Fall MFA Themed Group Exhibition: I AM ERICA

September 2017

 

Nous Tours Gallery

Los Angeles, CA 

Group Exhibition: no longer negotiable

October 2017

 

Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibition: Black Light 

Co-Curated by Lorenzo Baker & Belle Duvall

January 2018 

 

Helen and Abraham Bolsky Gallery

Los Angeles, CA 

I am just playin 

Lorenzo Baker & Tyrone Green

March 2018 

 

The Residency Gallery 

Inglewood, CA

The New Contemporaries Vol. 1

June 2018