Bio

Freedom Baird with red pine, Hapgood Wright Town Forest, Concord, MA, September 14, 2019. Photo by Karma Westbard

As a sculptor and installation artist, Freedom Baird draws from her background in the performing, visual, and media arts. Originally from New York City, she received an MS in media arts and sciences from MIT, 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 Witnessing Change for The Umbrella Arts Center, Concord, MA. Baird is a member of the Studios Without Walls sculpture collaborative, and recently published a book Shore Line Recall: Boston Harbor Islands, about her 2018 artist residency. She frequently presents about her work and has received awards, grants and commissions including those from the Town of Brookline’s Department of Parks and Open Space, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, and the New York Film Festival. Baird works out of her studio in Cambridge, MA.