Deedra Baker was born in El Dorado, KS in 1989. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from Washburn University in Topeka, KS, and her Master of Fine Arts with a photography concentration and intermedia secondary concentration at Texas Woman's University in 2016. Deedra currently lives in Lawrence, KS.
Her creative work explores themes of femininity, gender roles, personal and psychological spaces, and self-identity. Throughout her oeuvre, Deedra has explored various media, such as photography, video, printing processes, bookmaking, and works on paper. Currently, her research, Ties That Bind, investigates the lineage of the feminine and explores the nexus of her family through three generations of females. The work includes color photographs, video, and a one-of-a-kind artist's book that acts as an extension of the traditional family archive of snapshots while it considers relationships, family traditions, rituals, and the connection to the family home.