BIOGRAPHY

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        Strange Fruit, (invitation), White Room Gallery, Worc. MA

2022        San Diego on My Mind, (invitation), Paper Connection, Pawtucket, RI

2022        A Lesson in Drawing, (Juried) Fitchburg Art Museum 86 th Reginal exhibit, Fitchburg, MA

2022        It’s a New Day, (juried) New England Sculptors Association, Schwamb Mill, Arlington, MA

2022        Key Witness- Witness (juried), Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

2022        Arabian Love Poems- Who We Are: Celebrating Diversity-(juried) 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, The Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY

2022        A Lesson in Drawing, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

2022        Wish I were a Bamboo, Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA

2022        Hanging By the Thread, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, 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

Awards

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

 

Memberships

Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA

Fitchburg Art Museum

Sumi-e Society of America

Good Press Printmakers, Worcester

 

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 surrounding area.

Healing Fibers annual art & social activism project, curator and participating artist/ performer, Worc. MA