Deedra Baker was born in El Dorado, KS in 1989. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011, from Washburn University in Topeka, KS and her Master of Fine Arts with a photography concentration and intermedia secondary concentration at Texas Woman's University in 2016.
Her creative work is based on source material that includes the research of historical and contemporary photographic processes, bookmaking, papermaking, and literature and explores themes of gender, self-identity, and sexuality via self-portraiture. Deedra's latest body of work, Ties That Bind, continues this investigation of the feminine and explores the nexus of family through three generations of females as it considers relationships, family traditions, rituals, and the connection to the family home.
Deedra currently lives in Denton, TX where she is Adjunct Faculty at Texas Woman's University and the University of North Texas, and Associate Faculty [Non-Tenure Track] at Collin College. She is also the Artistic Director for Art Room, a creative, curatorial team based in Fort Worth, TX.