Artist, Nancy Baker Cahill Studios
Nancy Baker Cahill is a multi-disciplinary artist and founder of 4th Wall, a free Augmented Reality (AR) app which allows users to place art anywhere in the world. She received her B.A. from Williams College. From 2010-2012 she initiated and led a collaborative art project at Homeboy Industries called “Exit Wounds.” Works from this project were exhibited throughout Los Angeles as part of the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM)’s “Folk Art Everywhere” program. In 2015 she designed and led a collage workshop with homeless individuals under the aegis of a CAFAM grant. She is also the recipient of an ARC Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation.
Solo exhibition highlights include the Pasadena Museum of California Art, Ochi Projects, her Virtual Reality (VR) public art project on the IF (Innovation Foundation) sponsored Sunset Digital Billboards, and an upcoming VR/AR event at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) in April 2018. She has been profiled by Forbes Magazine, Fast Company, The Smithsonian Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, KCET’s award-winning “Artbound” series, Aesthetica, Good Magazine, LA Magazine, Peripheral Vision Arts and on several podcasts, including Feminist Crush and State of the Art. She served for years as a member of the Hollywood Public Art Advisory Board, is a member of the Pasadena Art Alliance, an Advisory Board member of Fulcrum Arts and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at LACE.
How does a fine artist end up working in AR? Can AR democratize access to art? Does the app user “cross over” and become a de facto curator? 4th Wall app founder Nancy Baker Cahill addresses her evolution from making drawings in analog, to creating her own brushstrokes in VR, to witnessing people harness their own creativity by exploding the notions of “gallery” and “museum” and enabling users to place her artwork (and studio!) anywhere in the world.