Casey Baden is a visual artist, art worker, and textile designer with a plural practice engaged with craft in contemporary art. Born and raised in Houston, TX, she obtained a BFA from New York University, 2014, and an MFA from CalArts, 2020. Living and working between Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX, in her art practice she explores the idea of embodying and inhabiting – both the physical body and the domestic space – with aims of divorcing the household and the feminine self from concepts of private property, domestic labor, gendered emotional experience, and fixed location. The works that result range from large-scale paintings, textile and architectural installations, weavings, fabric works, cyanotype and dyed pieces, ceramics, and mixed-media collages. She has worked in galleries, for artists, and arts institutions in New York, Houston, and Los Angeles, has exhibition work across the US and in Europe, and has attended residencies at Haystack Mountain School of Craft and Vermont Studio Center.
At Full Service, Baden utilizes her wide ranging artistic and employment experiences to fulfill a multi-dimensional role as a small business owner. Baden is the primary correspondence manager, she develops quotes and estimates for project pricing, handles all budgeting, accounting, and general office management, while also serving as a fabricator. She is involved on all Full Service projects from both the front and back ends of production. For projects specializing in soft materials – fibers, upholstery, and even clay - she is the lead fabricator.
As an independent artist, she is pursuing exhibition opportunities and has intensions of exploring a curatorial role in developing shows with an emphasis on collaboration or influence, of artists who work with, near, or in relation to one another. Additionally, she is developing a textiles resource center and fiber studio in LA with fellow artists, Minga Opazo.