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Karen Baker

Fiber Artist; Co-Founder and Board President, Social Art and Culture

Karen Baker is a fiber artist and co-founder and board president of Social Art and Culture, a nonprofit that uses the power of the arts to educate and advance marginalized and underserved communities. A weaver and knitter, she researches the textile, fiber and craft contributions and techniques of enslaved and free African American weavers before the Great Migration. Baker is also founder and president of the benefit corporation Fiber with a Cause. A four-time grantee of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship and the 2024 Center for Craft Research Grant recipient, she is also a teacher and writer. Her scholarly essay will be published in the forthcoming “Race in Design History: An Anthology.”

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