Gracie Baer

Graduate Student

Gracie Baer is an artist from Jacksonville, Florida. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida, majoring in photography and minoring in creative writing, in 2018. She is currently a MA/MFA candidate at the University of Iowa, focusing on Sculpture and Intermedia. Gracie works with topics of permanence, ecological collaborations, and researching the likeness between animals and evolutionary adaptations to protect oneself. Growing up on a small farm led to Baer’s interest in the perception of human and animal relations. Spending much of her young life as a forager, Baer’s practice is heavily influenced by the ecosystem surrounding her, biological elements, and creating a symbiotic relationship with the habitat around her.

Working from a corporeal perspective, Baer often works with performative actions as a material or subject to inhabit a continuous curiosity about the body and role in society relating to biological beings. Baer creates sculptural installations to reflect self-worth, non-human and human connections through fiber, foraged and grown materials, photography, and videography. 

Research Interests

  • Intermedia
Research areas
  • Sculpture and intermedia