Creighton Baxter was born in Phoenix Arizona and received her B.F.A from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University in Boston; with Concentrations in Performance, Queer Studies and Visual and Critical Studies. Baxter has shown nationally and internationally, most recently participating in exhibitions and events at: Golden Thread Gallery (Belfast), Grace Exhibition Space (Brooklyn), Galerie Zurcher (New York), Anthony Greaney (Boston), Womanorial.com, and Rhizome.org. Baxter has participated in performance works and projects by: Amanda Coogan (The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), Jarbas Lopez (Arizona State University Art Museum) and Lyle Ashton Harris (Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art) .
Baxter's interdisciplinary practice crosses various material engagements with foregrounded emphases on performance, performative documentation/detritus, and drawing. Since 2011, Baxter has been collaborating with artist Hayley Morgenstern on the performance project It Might Get Better while also working on a new series of drawings and performances in Untitled (tidal wresting). Baxter is a member of The Highest Closet art collective with Morgenstern and their collaborators Sarah Hill and Jessica Borusky.