Bio

Freedom Baird talking with a family visiting the Human Nature Field Desk
Freedom Baird talking with a family visiting the Human Nature Field Desk, Fox Festival, Arlington, MA, June 17, 2017. Photo by Cecily Miller

 

As a sculptor and installation artist, Freedom Baird draws from her interdisciplinary background in the performing, visual, and media arts. Originally from New York City, she received an MS in media arts and sciences from MIT’s Media Lab, and an MFA in sculpture/installation from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Baird’s work is centered around the intersection of humans and nature as agents, objects, and constructs, and often involves outdoor installation and participation by visitors. Her recent exhibitions include the Biennial Exhibition at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland, ME, Grounds for Play at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA, and Art on the Trails, an outdoor sculpture exhibition at the Catskill Interpretive Center, Mt. Tremper, NY. Baird is a member of the Studios Without Walls sculpture collaborative, and was an artist in residence on the Boston Harbor Islands during the summer of 2018. She frequently presents about her work, has co-juried multiple exhibitions, and has received grants and commissions including those from the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, and the City of Brookline’s Department of Parks and Open Space. Baird lives in Cambridge, MA in a household that includes teens, a dog, and a grapevine.