Claudia Cuesta

Bill Baker

Claudia Cuesta

“Claudia Cuesta is one of the International artists, which in the late 80’s introduced the presence of the human body into minimalist sculpture”…. Diane Augitis Curator Vancouver Art Gallery.

Since graduating from the Slade School of Art in 1988, Claudia been a practicing artist, teacher and mentor.
“I use poetry to assert the ambiguity of thought through simple forms where their resonance can take us into an inner journey.” Her work is in private and public collections and is featured as public art pieces and projects.

M.A. in Sculpture from the Slade School of Fine Art, UK 1988.


Selected Exhibitions

2020 European Cultural Center Venice, Unrealized due to Covid

2020 Artist in residency, Chelva Spain

2019 Artist in Residency at Kaneko, Omaha USA

2018 ‘Transitions’ artsite Lab Sechelt BC

2017 ‘What has long been unsaid’ artsite Lab Sechelt BC

2012 ‘again and again works from the collection’ Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver, BC.

2009 ‘Claudia Cuesta’ Bemis Centre for Contemporary Arts, Omaha NE, USA.

2001 ‘Divine’ Indiana University Indiana, USA.

1998 ‘Confession from a pay phone’| Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver, BC.

1998 ‘Out of Place’ Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

1998 ‘wherever I look I see beauty,’ Performance, International Exhibition, Chianti, Italy.

1997 Outdoor Installation Rio de Janeiro Biennial, Brazil.

1994 ‘Claudia Cuesta’Museum of Modern Art Bogotá, Colombia.

1993 ‘Claudia Cuesta & Rachel Whiteread’ Power Plant, Toronto, Ont.

1992 ‘the ten thousand shocks..’ Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK.

1992 South Bank Art Gallery ‘terra nova’ London, UK.

Public Art

Collaborating with Bill Baker since 2003. Jury member for competitions.


Currently mentors emerging and senior artists.

2003 – 2009 – Emily Carr University of Art, Vancouver, BC. 1999 – 2000 – University National, Medellin, Colombia. 1988 – 1993 – Various art schools in London and UK.

Selected Collections:

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC.
Morris and Helen Balkin Art Gallery, Vancouver BC. Museum of Modern art Medellin Colombia. Museum of Modern Art Bogotá, Colombia.
Tovell Collection, Victoria BC.
Bemis Centre for Contemporary Arts, Omaha USA.
Schlumberger, Paris.
Annett and Paul Smith, USA.

Bill Baker



Bill Baker 604-741-5201

Bill lives on the Sunshine Coast BC. Canada. He is an, artist and architect specializing in green and off grid architecture. Bills interests continues to be how do we occupy space and how it is affected by light.

Professional Art practice, Contemporary sustainable architecture, and Public art
•1978-2005 Principal of R.U.I.N. a Design/Build firm that realized over 50 residential projects in BC, Ontario, Florida and Shikoku Japan.
•1969-1977 Urban Planner for the city of Vancouver, and William Blakely and Associates. •1966-69 Graphic Designer Hydro Quebec
•1963-65 Study art History at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. Paris

Selected Exhibitions

•2022- “Bolt”, Group exhibition Studio 8440 Sechelt
•2021- “Sunsets” group show Studio 8440 Sechelt
•2020- “Vessels”, New works on paper, The Lab, Sunshine Coast BC •2016- “The Language of Black”, The Lab, Sunshine Coast 2016
•1997- “São Paulo Biennale” 1997 Brazil.
•1997- “H.Y Luie Building”, Vancouver BC Canada.
•1991- “Black and White”, Surrey art gallery
• 1991- “Greenwood”, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver, BC Canada
•1990- “The Real BC Show”, The Pitt Galley, Vancouver, BC Canada •1990- “Expansions”, Catriona Jeffries Vancouver BC Canada.
•1990- “Annual Juried exhibition”, Vancouver Arts Council, Vancouver BC •1989- “Galiano Series” Catriona Jeffries Vancouver BC Canada.
•1989- “Fear of Others Art Against Racism”, Vancouver BC
•1988- “Images and Objects”, BC Festival of the Arts, Kimberly BC •1988- “Annual Juried Exhibition”, Vancouver Arts Council, BC

Public Art

• 2023-2003 Public Art Collaborations with Claudia Cuesta.
Projects in North Vancouver, Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Maple Ridge, St. Louis, USA


2017 Greg Bellerby, “Bill Baker Recent Work”
1991 Roberta Stoker, “The Vancouver Arts Scene” CV Journal of the Arts
1990 Art Perry, “Graphic Show Runs Gamut” The province
1990 Ann Rosenberg, “Artist on the Up, Gathering a Vision” Vancouver Sun
1990 Ann Rosenberg, “The real Home BC Home Show at the Pitt” Vancouver Sun