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We are pleased to feature the paintings of Essa Baird in the April–March exhibit at the Burien Arts Gallery Wall, Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA.

Essa’s primary focus is on on abstract painting and sculpture.  Her work centers on the juxtaposition of materials; clay, canvas, and wood can serve as a base for pigment, beads, and thread.

She earned her BFA in Sculpture and Studio for Interrelated Media from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, and studied further at Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, Maine; Salem Artworks, Salem, NY; and the NY State Summer School of the Arts, Fredonia, NY.

Solo exhibits include at Caffe Ladro with LoCal Arts, Seattle, WA; Auburn City Hall Gallery, Auburn, WA; and the Caldwell Lake George Library, Lake George, NY.

Essa has exhibited extensively in group shows 2013-2023 in Mercer Island, WA; Seattle; Port Townsend, WA; Cape Cod, MA; Lynnwood City Hall, Lynnwood, WA; Boston, MA; Glens Falls, NY; and Chestertown, NY.

Other art experience includes work as gallery assistant, Bakalar and Paine Gallery, Boston, MA; event installer, Art of the Event, Wilmington, MA; member, MassArt Iron Corps, Iron Casting Group, Boston, MA; art installer and handler, Harvard Carpenter Center, Boston, MA; intern with artist Candice Ivey, Boston, MA; and volunteer, Artisan’s Asylum artist work space, Somerville, MA.

Essa grew up on Lake George in rural upstate New York, surrounded by the Adirondack Mountains, and has lived in Seattle for the last six years. She is a member of  Side Rail Collective in the Georgetown district of Seattle, and founder of the online art gallery, Gallery Baird

She currently works as an installer and fabricator at Signs of Seattle, Seattle. WA.To see more works by Essa, please visit https://www.essabaird.com/

All works on display at the Museum are for sale by the artist