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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;
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

Work Experience

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

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