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 been mentored by Mihoko Wakabayashi in Japanese (Saori) weaving, Lynn Simmons in sculpture, and Harriet Goodall & Sue Muldoon in basketry. 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.
Bayda continues her ever-growing career as an artist and as a member of the New England art scene.
Exhibitions & Commissions
2023 Fairuz, (Juried), Annual National Open, Barnes-Franklin Gallery, Farmington, CT
2023 Pukao, Blue Mountain, (Juried), Soulful Sculpture, LexArt, Lexington, MA
2023 Secrets of the Sea, (Juried), Undercurrent, A3 Gallery, Amherst, MA
2023 Buddha’s flower Bud, by invite, Boundless Way Temple, Worc., MA
2023 It’s A New Day, (Juried), Fitchburg Art Museum 87th Regional Art & Craft, MA
2023 Truth, Sculptural Elements, (Juried), WSU, Worc., MA
2023 Exotica, National Prize Show (juried), Cambridge Art Association, Boston, MA
2023 Solo exhibit, Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport, MA
2023 Trio exhibit,(Juried) Fountain St. Gallery, Boston, MA
2023 Luna, Exotica, Interconnected, (Juried) Fiber Show, WSU, Worc, MA
2022 It’s A New Day, Weight of Words, (Juried) NESA, Old Schwamb Mill, Arlington, MA
2022 Who We Are, (Juried) Celebrating Diversity-Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell, MA
2022 Healing Fibers: Democracy. PopUp Gallery, Worcester, MA
2022 A Wor(l)d of Dichotomy, Solo exhibit, PopUp Gallery, Worcester, MA
2022 It’s A New Day, (Juried) The Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY
2021 Wish I Were a Bamboo, (Juried) 85th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft, Fitchburg, MA
2021 Paper Maze, paper sculpture commission, BoxFort, Natick, MA
2021 Un-Reckoning, Our Backs to the Sea, (Juried) Under the Same Flag Group Exhibit, Framingham, MA
2020 Solo, collaborative sculpture with L. Simmons, Boundless Way Temple, Worc. MA
2020 Whisper (n), Duo show with L. Simmons, Davis Art Gallery, Worc., MA
2019 Woods in the Library, 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
2023 Member of New England Sculpture Association Council/ active member on the board.
2023 Mass Culture Covid relief grant, Worcester, MA
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
2011 Frances A. Kinnicutt Travel/ Study Award for Women, Worcester Art Museum.
New England Sculpture Association (NESA)
Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA
Fitchburg Art Museum
Sumi-e Society of America
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 the surrounding area.
Healing Fibers annual art & social activism project, curator and participating artist/ performer, Worc. MA