In The Artist's Own Words:
Saige Baxter was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she has spent the majority of her art career and was recognized by the Pittsburgh Center For Arts & Media as The Emerging Artists of the Year of Pittsburgh in 2019. She is a recent graduate from Maryland Institute College of Art where she received her Master of Arts in Teaching in May, 2022. Her educational journey has transitioned her artistic practice from welding and industrial metal sculpture towards domestic experimentation. Utilizing mixed media and sensory experiences Baxter transforms memories into shared experiences through embellishments, whimsical tones and texture. Through this avenue of storytelling, she unlocks family archives and highlights hidden narratives within her childhood memories. Repetitious labor and food are consistent elements in her recent work; referencing familial relationships, craft, quilting and cooking. Baxter’s role as an educator directly influences her artistic practice as she continues to learn from and her students. Her practice with grades K-12 encourages observation, material exploration and choice-based learning that invites play.
Saige Baxter - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2022