Bridget Baker was born in 1971 in East London, South Africa. She currently lives and works in East London, UK.
Baker received her BA Honors in Fine Art in 1995 from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa where she was awarded both the Maggie Laubser bursary and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) bursary.
In 1997 she graduated with an MA Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa with the Irma Stern Scholarship 1996-7 and another Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) bursary for 1996-7.
Recent awards have included an Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE) from the Department of Arts and Culture, Republic of South Africa in 2015 and Arts and Culture Trust (ACT) for funding and development in 2014.