m.a. baratta has studied at both the san francisco art institute and the univeristy of utah. he will hold a bfa in studio photography with a criminology certificate as of december, 2019. the focus of his contemporary art practice is of the marxian philosophical view of commodities and the documentation of the human index. semitoics and relational aesthetics and the relationship between the signified and the signifier is at the core of his work. he has survived two near fatal motorcycle accidents, has a love affiar with bicycles and is a musician. 

he currently lives with his girlfriend and two cats in salt lake city, utah.

Resume: Baratta Resume 2018.pdf


2019 times past, senior bfa group exhibition - the gateway (salt lake city, utah)

2019 simulated vacations, capstone photography exhibtion - uhaul box truck (salt lake city, utah)

2019 dookie snookie (self publication)

2019 student annual art exhibition (juried) - university of utah dept. of art & art history gittins gallery

2018 aggadah:nasha (album, self released)

2018 student annual art exhibition (juried) - university of utah dept. of art & art history gittins gallery

2017 student annual art exhibition (juried) - university of utah dept. of art & art history gittins gallery

2014-2015 The Photo Collective Studios (studio assistant) SLC, UT

2014-2015 SLUGmag (contributing staff photographer)

2014 POND MAG (article/interview of my photographic work)

2014 elle australia november main fashion spread (assistant to photographer nick leary)

2013 twitter; assisted photoshoot of executives for fast company mag (sf)

2013 ignition duo (sf) 

2013 betabrand, various product photography (sf)

2011 ; & (sf)

2012 "Dr0ne" (production assistant, 2012; la, ca) 

2012 the united way of the bay area; assisted ana homonnay on a campaign photoshoot (sf) 

2012 mission graduates; assisted ana homonnay on a campaign photoshoot (non-profit; sf,ca) 

2012 mckesson pharmaceuticals; assisted campaign photoshoot (sf) 

2010 radiostar studios, silkscreen printer & studio photographer (weed, california) 

2009-2012 rayko photo center, analog darkroom tech (sf, ca) 

2010-2011 free gold watch, freelance silkscreen printer (sf, ca) 

2012 enzoani runway and tradeshow event, photographer & videographer (oc, ca) 

2010; featured photograph in group show 

2010 SFAI freshman curated group show  (SFAI Diego Rivera Gallery)

2012 photoworks sf sixth edition zine (cover image & printed spread) 

2012 grand bizzare gallery - made c-41 prints for 
nettie r. harris' first fine art photographic show
(chicago, il) march, 

2011 lyam sparkes (silkscreened artwork)