Nancy Baker Cahill
Nancy Baker Cahill is an artist working at the intersection of fine art, new media and activism. She is the Founder and Creative Director of 4th Wall, a free Augmented Reality (AR) public art platform exploring resistance and inclusive creative expression. She initiated “Coordinates,” an ongoing series of collaborative, curated & site-specific AR public art exhibitions, including “Defining Line” along the LA river, and the city-wide “Battlegrounds” (24 artists and 30 AR artworks) in New Orleans. She is the recipient of an ARC Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation, and was a 2019 nominee for the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant. Baker Cahill was a featured 2018 TEDx speaker in Pasadena, was the subject of a 2019 Bloomberg Media Art and Technology short documentary, received an “Impact Maker to Watch” award at LA City Hall and was named by the LA Times as one of the Faces of the Year, ARTS in 2019. She was included in the 2019 Desert X Biennial in the Coachella Valley, created a site-specific, combination analog & new media installation for Facebook’s AIR program in Los Angeles, and will exhibit a site-specific AR public art at SXSW 2020 in Austin, TX.
Solo exhibition highlights include the Pasadena Museum of California Art, her Virtual Reality (VR) public art project on the Innovation Foundation sponsored Sunset Digital Billboards, a VR/AR event at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), and Boston CyberArts. She has been profiled by numerous national and international publications and been interviewed on several podcasts. She is an international public speaker and has spearheaded multiple collaborative community engagement projects in Los Angeles and other cities. She served as a member of the Hollywood Public Art Advisory Board, is an Advisory Board member of Fulcrum Arts and is the current Chair of the Board of Directors at LACE.