solo exhibitions
2020    Werkshack, Every Passing Storm, Oakland CA
2011     James Madison University, process, Harrisonburg VA
2010     Bakersfield Museum of Art, everyday garden, Bakersfield CA
2006     New Art Project, in the Garden of the Prophet, Paris, France
              Togonon Gallery, everyday garden-5 years engagement with nature, SF CA
2004     Locura Gallery, Transcendental Boutique, San Francisco CA
              Shooting Gallery, everyday garden, San Francisco CA
2003    66balmy, Other attachments: an investigation into consumption, SF CA
2002    66balmy Gallery, Patterns upon patterns, San Francisco CA
1999     Fotocircle Gallery, Patterns, Seattle WA

selected group exhibitions
2022  Plaxall Gallery, Other ways of seeing, Queens NY  
2021  Werkshack, Radiant Landscape, Oakland CA
           Center for Photographic Art, International Juried Exhibit, Carmel CA
           an.ä.log, ALT-Photo, San Francisco CA
           ARC Gallery, HOME, San Francisco CA
           The Image Flow, 5th Annual Alternative Process exhibit, Mill Valley CA
2020  Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Justice, Novato CA
           de Young Museum de Young Open, San Francisco CA
           Gearbox Gallery, Sanctuary, Oakland CA
           Berkeley Art Center, Artist’s Annual, Berkeley CA
2019  KALA, Artist’s Annual, Berkeley CA
           Soho Photo Gallery, 15th international Alternative Process, NY NY
           Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Content Matters, Novato CA
           The Greenlining Institute, Trap, Trauma, Transformation, Oakland CA
           The Image Flow, Two Person AIR Exhibit, Mill Valley CA
           Gray loft Gallery, Something blue, Oakland CA
2018  Mills Building, Light, Paper, Process, San Francisco CA
           The Gallery at the Werkshack, home sick, Oakland CA
           The Image Flow, Alternative Process Photography, Mill Valley CA
           Root Division, Let me be your witness, San Francisco CA
2017  Center , Art & Oppression, Santa Fe NM
           The Image Flow, Alternative Process Photography, Mill Valley CA
           Leedy Voulkos Art Center, Mudras by Hand Magazine, Kansas City MO
2016  The Image Flow, Alternative Process Photography, Mill Valley CA
           Art Brokers Gallery, Gravity of the Heart, San Rafael CA
           Hotbed, benefitting Planet Hope, Tiburon CA
2015  Photosynthesis, What’s old is new, Manchester CT
           Art for Aids, San Francisco CA
           Hotbed, benefitting 10,000 degrees, Tiburon CA
2014  Hotbed, benefitting 10,000 degrees, Tiburon CA
2013  Hotbed, benefitting 10,000 degrees, Tiburon CA
2012  KALA, Artist’s Annual, Berkeley CA
           SOMARTS, I am crime, San Francisco CA
2011   Incline Gallery, Manifest 770, San Francisco CA
           Gallery 454, Control, San Francisco CA
           Gallery 454, Handcrafted Textures, San Francisco CA
2010   Project one, Anxiety, San Francisco CA
2009   Hous Projects, Scope, Basel, Switzerland
2008   Hous Projects, mineral, New York NY
            Togonon Gallery, review/preview, San Francisco CA
2007   Art Engine, exploded view, landscapes, San Francisco CA
2005   Fahrenheit Gallery, Tetanus, Kansas City MO
            Photo-eye Gallery, Paper, Forest, Trees of Our Time, Santa Fe NM
            Natural World Museum, Art into Action-UN World Environment Expo, SF
            111 Minna Gallery, Urban Jungle, San Francisco CA
            Lola Gallery, Spiritus Mundi ­ San Francisco International Arts Festival, SF
            Oakland Airport Museum, environmental art showcase, Oakland CA
2004   Shooting Gallery, Benefit for the Central City Hospitality house, SF CA
            Create-Fixate, the photography show, Los Angeles CA
             Veneer, 30 days in June; Shooting Gallery, The Erotic Show SF CA
2003    66balmy Gallery, Shot on film, San Francisco CA
             Rena Bransten, Scenery, San Francisco CA
             Altruity, benefitting Localpatron, Start Soma, San Francisco CA
             Urban Couture benefitting Destination Foundation, SF CA
2002    Roshambo Gallery+Winery, two person exhibit, Healdsburg CA
             66balmy Gallery, Of, relating to, or derived from: Organic matter, SF CA
2000    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Art Span Selection exhibition, SF CA
1999     Crucible Steel Gallery @ Cell Space, Gradient Forms, San Francisco CA
1995     Gallery 312, Underground Chicago, Chicago IL
1994     Art Attack, American Labor, Chicago IL

selected bibliography
Diffusion, Volume X, One Twelve Publishing, 2021
deYoung Fine Arts, artist profile, deYoung members magazine, Winter- Spring 2021
The Racket, The Racket Journal, volume 27, cover image, November 2020
Sara Biel and Karla Brundage, Colossus: Home Anthology, Collosus Press, 2020
contributor, Divergents Magazine, Summer 2020, full page photo
Jill Einfield, guide to Photographic Alternative Process, 2nd ed., Routledge, March11 2020
contributor, full cover image, The Hand Magazine, issue 25,  July 2019
contributor, Seities, winter / spring issue 18/19,  February 2019
contributor, The Hand Magazine, issue 23,  January 2019
contributor, The Hand Magazine, issue 21,  July 2018
contributor, The Hand Magazine, issue 19,  January 2018
Collier Brown, “Francis Baker against time”, The OD Review, v.2.12,  July 2017
contributor, The Hand Magazine, issue 17,  July 2017
contributor, The Hand Magazine, issue 16,  April 2017
contributor, The Hand Magazine, issue 15,  January. 2017
contributor, The Hand Magazine, issue 14, Oct. 2016
contributor, The Hand Magazine, issue 13, July 2016
Impulsion, Texworld, Messe Frankfurt, autumn/winter ©2015
Out the Door, Humans in Nature, Conduit magazine, summer 2009
Randy Rosenberg, Art in Action-nature, creativity and our collective future, Palace Press 2007
Erin Clark, Root of All Ideas, ARTWORKS Magazine, Winter 2006
Malin Fabbri, Blueprint to cyanotypes-exploring historical alternative photographic process, 2006
Sharon Mizota, Strange root, cover: Books and Arts supplement - SF Weekly, 6-28-06 thru 7-4-06
Theresa Bembnister, 'Tetanus' blurs line between beauty and spoil, Kansas City Star, 11-10-05
Lindsey Westbrook, Reviews-Spiritus Mundi at Lola Gallery, Artweek Magazine, September 2005
Regina Hackett, “Natural meets Supernatural in exhibits of startling imagination”, Seattle Post Intelligencer, 9-02-05
Lindsey Westbrook, Reviews-Francis Baker at the Shooting Gallery, Artweek Magazine, May 2004
Noelle Oxenhandler, “Cold hard Cash and the Middle Way”, Tricycle Magazine, Summer 2004
“Art collector”, Vodka Magazine, April/May 2004
Josh Greene, “Garden Variety”, 7X7 Magazine, March 2004
Lindsey Westbrook, “critic’s choice”, San Francisco Bay Guardian, 6-11-03
Jonathon Keats, “Art’s Hip New Mission”, San Francisco Magazine, June 2003
“66balmy recharges the Mission art scene”, San Francisco Examiner, Thursday, 5-30-02
Cynthia Rose, The Seattle Times, 7-08-99

awards
KALA Art Institute – Parent Fellowship award 2019-2020
The Image Flow – Artist In Residency 2018
KALA Art Institute – Artist In Residency 2012
education1990 University of Wisconsin - Madison, Bachelor of Science - Physics
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