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Baden, Mowry (1936-)

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Born in Los Angeles in 1936, Baden studied at Pomona College at Stanford University, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, respectively. He taught first at Raymond College in Stockton, California, and then at Pomona College, where he chaired the art department. Moving to Canada in 1971, he first taught in the experimental Arts One program at the University of British Columbia, before joining the Department of Visual Arts at UVic in 1975, where he was also chair from 1991 to 1993. In 1997 he retired from UVic where he remains as professor emeritus. In 2006, Baden won the Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts.

Since the late 1950s through to today, Baden has had countless solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally in such venues as: San Francisco Art Institute, Vancouver Art Gallery, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego Museum of Art; Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, National Museum of American Art, Washington DC, Henry Gallery, Seattle, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Edmonton Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal and the Glenbow Museum, Calgary, among many others. He has completed public art commissions in Victoria, BC; Washington, DC, Santa Barbara, CA, and Seattle, WA. His work is in many public collections including Oaklands Art Museum, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Vancouver Art Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Glenbow, National Gallery of Canada, and the Canada Council Art Bank.