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      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

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