Alex Baker spent 22 years as an actor, set and lighting designer, technical director, and stage manager in the theater.
In the ‘80s tech boom, he transferred his technical theater skills to Information Technology consulting in software development, computer network design and project management. He eventually retired as an Associate Director from the global financial services firm, Ernst & Young, at the end of 2009.
All the while, he has been a photographer. While working in show business, Alex took classes in photography and honed his craft. He did portraiture and portfolios for actors and models, performance photography for the theater, dance, and musicians and landscape and street photography. Over time, Alex’s work has evolved primarily into fine art landscape based images with some architectural, travel and street photography from his travels.
Alex studied acting in New York and Los Angeles with three of America’s greatest acting teachers representing the three primary branches of America acting technique: John Leyne (the Method), Viola Spolin (Improvisation) and Susan Anspach (Meisner technique). Everything since has been informed by what he learned about human behavior as an actor. He attended the University of North Carolina, Theater Arts BFA program but left early to work professionally. Twenty-two years later, he graduated from Thomas Edison State University with a BA in Theater Arts. Alex Baker can still be seen in small roles in some pretty bad movies on cable, DVD or VHS tapes in attics and basements somewhere.
Current and upcoming Exhibitions:
"FEAR" October 12 – November 23 – Current group exhibition at Volition Gallery –103. S. Greenbush Rd, Orangeburg, New York 10913
GAF Corporation World Headquarters Atrium Gallery, June, 2019 – November 30, 2019 solo exhibition “Neighbors” 1 Campus Drive, Parsippany, NJ 07054
New York – New Jersey Trail Conference solo exhibition “On the Ramapo” 600 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, NJ 07430
Piermont Flywheel Gallery – "Worlds Apart" solo exhibition – August 8 – 25, 2019 Piermont, NY 223 Ash Street Piermont Landing, Piermont, NY 10968
Piermont Flywheel Gallery - member exhibition “Serendipity” January, 2019
Piermont Flywheel Gallery - Solo exhibition “In a Mist” September-October, 2018
Pennsylvania Center For Photography – Doylestown, PA, November 2018 “Transformations” Group Show
“Dynamics - Partners in Life and Art” – A group show of artist couples – Volition Gallery – Orangeburg, NY May-June 2018
7th Annual Juried Exhibition Honorable Mention – Sohn Fine Arts – Lenox, MA February 2018
Member Show – Garner Arts Center, Garnerville, NY May 2018
Piermont Flywheel Gallery - Solo exhibition “In the Eye of the Beholder” July-August, 2017
Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR – Portraiture Juried Photo Exhibition – September, 2016
“Adventures in Photography 2015” Juried Photo Exhibition- Riverside Gallery, Hackensack, NJ February 2015
Castell Gallery, Asheville, NC – Fall, 2013 “Next” – Juried exhibition
Gallery Representation: Piermont Flywheel Gallery 223 Ash Street, Piermont, NY 10968