Catriona Baker, Assistant Professor of Animation at Lesley Art and Design, is an animator, book artist, and painter. She researches fairy tales as they relate to the complexities of everyday life such as marriage, abandonment, abuse, friendship, and death. Other work focuses on issues of social justice such as sexual assault, domestic violence, and environmental issues.
Catriona holds a BA degree from Mount Holyoke College in Studio Art: printmaking, a BFA degree from Maine College of Art in painting and an MFA degree from the University of Pennsylvania in animation and painting. Her paintings, drawings and book arts have been shown nationally in galleries and corporate collections, including Florida Craftsman, Dana Hall School, and Yieldbot, Maynard.
Most recently, her animated 3D short titled Every Two Minutesthat won “Best First Time Presenters award” at the 2015 Annual 3D-Con convention in Snowbird, UT, was awarded a Platinum Pixie award and two CINDY awards. Her work explores visual consistency between traditional mediums and digital processes.