jamie baldridge : mortal engines
September 3 - 28, 2017
Jamie Baldridge is a surrealist who creates psychological tableaux by manipulating and constructing photographs that externalize the inner dialogues of consciousness. Through the use of digital manipulation, he creates deeply symbolic and stunning images that confront his culture and illuminate the abstruse nature of the human condition. In Mortal Engines, Baldridge stages sets for photographing which he then finishes using digital editing.
Baldridge, a Louisiana native, earned his B.F.A. and M.F.A. at Louisiana State University and has gone on to exhibit in galleries throughout the world. He has published two books and his work has been featured on album covers and commercial campaigns, as well as in ARTnews, Zoom, Harper's Bazaar Russia, Photo+, Juxtapoz, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” Dubai's The National and many more.
His works can be found in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute and Cornell University in addition to local collections in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art & Louisiana State University's Special Collections. Baldridge currently resides in Lafayette, LA and is a Professor of New Media & Digital Art at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette.