Bayda is a Syrian/ British artist residing in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. She is a multi-disciplinary artist, who could work in a wide range of mediums. Bayda was trained by Sharon Smith Viles as an Asian Brush painter then moved on to teach that art form at Worcester Art Museum. She has vast knowledge in painting, photography, drawing, printmaking, Japanese weaving (Saori), mixed media and sculpture. Her work has been recognized in several local galleries, including Worcester Art Museum, Fitchburg Art Museum, Attleboro Art Museum, Cambridge Art Association, Fountain Street Gallery, Davis Art Gallery & Whistler House Museum of Art, giving her a well-rounded knowledge of all stages of artistic production from conception through to presentation.
In 2011 Bayda was awarded the Frances Kinnicutt Travel & Study Award from Worcester Art Museum; and in January 2021, she was awarded Mass Cultural Traditional Arts Award in Arabic Calligraphy.
Bayda continues her ever-growing career as an artist and as a member of the New England art scene.
Exhibitions & Commissions
2022 It’s A New Day, The Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY
2022 A Lesson in Drawing,(juried) Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
2022 Wish I were a Bamboo, (Juried) Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA
2022 Hanging By the Thread, (Juried) Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
2021 Whimsy, Wish I Were A Bamboo, Qing Li, Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA
2021 Migration, staff member exhibit, Worcester Art Museum, Worc, MA
2021 Loom in Essence, Saori Member exhibit, The Worcester Craft Center, Worc. MA
2021 Black Lotus, member exhibit, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
2021 Wish I were a Bamboo, 85th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft, Fitchburg, MA
2021 Paper Maze, paper sculpture commission, BoxFort, Natick, MA
2021 Our Backs to the Sea, Under the Same Flag group exhibit, Framingham, MA
2020 Solo, Collaborative sculpture with L. Simmons, Boundless Way Temple, MA
2020 Senufo Zentangle Queen, Transition, ArtsWorcester, Worc., MA
2020 Whisper (n), Duo show with Lynn Simmons, Davis Art Gallery, Worc., MA
2019 Drops of Hope stitched, Secret Message II, (Juried) Davis Art Gallery Worc., MA
2019 Solo Exhibit, Lamar Library, UMass Medical School, Worcester MA
2019 Healing Fibers: Unwoven Journeys, Pop-Up Gallery, Worcester, MA
2019 Natura, three-person-exhibit, Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA
2019 Gate to Heaven’, ‘Purple Horse’, (Juried) Davis Art Gallery, Worcester, MA
2019 ‘Ahimsa,’ (Juried) Old Frog Pond, Harvard, MA
2019 ‘Drops of Hope,’ Buddha’s Over Worcester, Boundless Way Temple, Worc., MA
2018 ‘Backs to the Sea’; ‘Alan Kurdi’s Dream’- Immigrate Emigrate, Assumption College, Worc., MA
2018 Dancing Wrist, Healing Fibers, Sprinkler Factory, Worc., MA
2018 ‘Shawl of Shame’, (Juried) Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
2018 Blue Buddha - Buddhas Over Worcester, Boundless Way Temple, Worc. MA
2017 Healing Fibers: Indigenous Art & Activism, curator, Sprinkler factory, Worc. MA
2017 Picture Social Justice & Human Rights, Alan Kurdi’s dream of peace (juried), Brookline, MA
2017 Raising Phoenix Saori sculpture, Fiber Arts Studio, Stonington, CT
2021 It’s A New Day, Fiber Art Now Juried Exhibit, Excellence in Fiber VII
2021 Mass Cultural Council Traditional Arts Award in Arabic Calligraphy.
2021 An Artist on the Rise, August 31, issue; Saidnews.uk
2014 Purple Horse, (fiber art), Grafton Fine Art Exhibit, MA 1st Place.
2012 Black River (fiber art), Grafton Fine Art Exhibit, Grafton, MA 2nd place.
2011 Frances Kinnicutt Award to study abroad with British artist Lydia Bauman, WAM, MA
Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA
Fitchburg Art Museum
Sumi-e Society of America
Good Press Printmakers, Worcester
WAM, Worcester, MA (2009 - present) Artist: adult art teacher.
UMASS Medical Group , Worcester, MA (Jan 2010- present)-Interpreter: Duties include medical interpretation for the Arab community in Worcester and surrounding area.
Healing Fibers annual art & social activism project, curator and participating artist/ performer, Worc. MA