Miki Baird

Bio

Miki Baird’s work has been shown in solo and group shows nationally and internationally including The Kansas City Collection V (2018-19), remnants and residue a solo exhibition at Haw Contemporary (2017), Underpass at Studios Inc opening the 2017 International Sculpture Conference in Kansas City, the touring exhibition State of the Art: American Art Now at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (2014), at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (2016) and at the Frist Center for Visual Arts in Nashville (2017).  Other shows include a solo exhibition, Kindred Virtuosities at the Daum Museum in Sedalia, Missouri, and Invito A Tavola in Como, Italy, Paris and Venice in 2015.  In 2014 her work appeared in read this…part two at Studios Inc, The Center is a Moving Target at the Kemper Museum Crossroads, sum of us at the Bemis Art Center in Omaha, Nebraska and read this at Haw Contemporary (2013).

Her work is held in collections of the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Helzberg Collection, Francis J. Greenburger Collection, Louis Rice LLP, Emprise Bank Corporate Collection, Stinson Leonard Street Corporate Collection, University of Kansas Medical Center HEB and University of Kansas School of Business as well as others.  

Baird is the 2018 resident artist in the School of Nursing at the University of Kansas Medical Center where she recently completed a major permanent commission.  She is also the recipient of awards that include Art Omi International Residency in 2016, two ArtsKC funded Inspiration Grants, a three year Studios Inc Fellowship through the Brad and Linda Nicholson Foundation and a 2012 nomination from the National Museum of Women in the Arts Women to Watch Program.

Miki Baird, a native of Kansas has lived and worked as an artist in the Kansas City area since 1987.  She holds a BFA and MFA from the University of Kansas then taught for a decade at the Kansas City Art Institute. She is represented by Haw Contemporary in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017 remnants and residue, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2015 Kindred Virtuosities, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO

2014 read this…part two, Studios Inc. Solo Exhibition, Kansas City, MO

2013 read this, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2009 Urban Deposit, Missouri Bank, Kansas City, MO

2008 Tow Lot Vanitas, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2007 Under Your Shoe, Jenkins Building, Kansas City, MO

2006 Sidewalk Confetti, Avenue of the Arts, Kansas City, MO

2004 Reflections on Bunny Fur, Beth Allison Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2002 Hallway Drawings, Leedy Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO

2001 Miki Baird, Malin Gallery KCAC, Kansas City, MO

2001 Miki Baird: Recent Work, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

2000 Body, University of Kansas Art and Design Gallery, Lawrence, KS

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Underpass, 2017 International Sculpture Conference Exhibition opening, Studios Inc., Kansas City, MO

2017 State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Frist Center for the Visual Arts,  Nashville, TN

2016 State Of The Art: Discovering American Art Now, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnepolis, MN

2016 25th International Exhibition of Contemporary Fibre Art: Invito A Tavola, Paris and Venice

2015 You People, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2015 25th International Exhibition of Contemporary Fibre Art: Invito A Tavola, Como, Italy

2014 State Of The Art: Discovering American Art Now, Crystal Bridges American Museum of Art, Bentonville, AK

2014 sum of us, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

2014 Mummies Are Sitting Ducks, Cider Gallery, homage to William Burroughs’ 100th Birthday, Lawrence, KS

2014 Kansas City Flatfiles 2014, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2014 9, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2014 The Center is a Moving Target, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2012 2012 Group Exhibition, Studios Inc. Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2012 NMWA Women to Watch, Dean’s Gallery UMKC, Kansas City, MO

2012 Kansas City Flatfiles, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2012 UrbanSuburban Group Exhibition, Epsten Gallery, Overland Park, KS

2012 Contemporary Flatfiles, Contemporary Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

2011 Beyond Bounds Brilliant, Nerman Museum, Overland Park, KS

2011 A Bird in Hand, Epsten Gallery, Overland Park, KS

2011 Project Reclamation, Leedy Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2011 America: Now and Here, Leedy Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2011 Yesterday’s Tomorrow, Suburbia Museum (at the Nerman), Overland Park, KS

2010 FAMILIAR: Portraits of Proximity, Epsten Gallery, Overland Park, KS

2010 Kansas City Flatfiles, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2010 Community Lonely, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2010 You’re Such A Good Sport, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2009 Beyond Bounds Glo, Nerman Museum, Overland Park, KS

2008 Kansas City Flatfiles, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2007 Slop, Swap, Shop, Tiny Vices, Project Space, Kansas City, MO

2007 VisualAIDS: From the Edge, Sikkema Jenkins, New York, NY

2007 30+, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO

2005 Gift Project, The Track House, Oak Park, IL

2004 Group Show, Beth Allison Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2003 Teaching the Object, Bay Leather Corp. Building, Kansas City, MO

2001 Annual Invitational Exhibition, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS

2001 Summer Invitational, Leedy Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2001 Kansas Ctiy / Peirogi Flatfiles, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

 

Selected Press

The Pitch, The Pitch Review of Studios: 2012 Exhibition, January 23, 2013

Kansas City Jewish Museum of Art, Women to Watch 2012: Focus on Fiber, Oct 8, 2012

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art catalog, Beyond Bounds Brilliant, Oct 22, 2011

Kansas City Star, A Familiar Piece of America, May 15, 2011

Kansas City Star, America: Now and Here, May 14, 2011

The Pitch, America in Art Form, May 5, 2011

Kansas City Star, America; Now and Here to Launch in KC, April 30, 2011

Kansas City Star, These Portraits Are More Than Skin Deep, December 9, 2010

Kansas City Star, Artists Get Into the Game, May 29, 2010

Review, Art of Sport: Sport of Art, April 7, 2010

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art catalog, Beyond Bounds Glo, Sept 21, 2009

Municipal Arts Commission, Avenue of the Arts Celebrating Ten Years, May 2009

Kansas City Star, Artboards Debut Above Crossroads Bank, February 5, 2009

Art Through Architecture, Missouri Bank Unveils Second Set of Arboards, Jan 29, 2009

Review, Left Behind the Wheel, March 2008

Kansas City Star, A Tow Lot’s Refuse Inspires a Work of Art, January 16, 2008

KCUR-FM Public Radio, Mapping the Tow Lot, an Urban Culture Project, Feb 3, 2008

Charlotte Street Foundation, Mapping the Tow Lot Panel Discussion, Jan 24, 2008

Kansas City Star, ArtsKC Awards Thousands in Grants, January 6, 2008

The Pitch, Art Walk, June 1, 2006

Kansas Ctiy Star, Lighting Up the Avenue, May 21, 2006

Kansas City Star, Hey! Down Here, May 19, 2006

Kansas City Star, Sidewalk Images, May 6, 2006

WDAF-TV, Central Avenue, April 28, 2006

KansasCity.com video interview, Avenue of the Arts, April 27, 2006

Review, Close Encounters, March, 2006

Kansas City Star, Avenue of the Arts Draws Six Ambitious Ideas, January 2006

Kansas City Star, Midwest Visions, may 7, 2004

First Intensity, Issue 17, Annual Edition, Miki Baird, July 2002

Kansas City Star, Artists With a Work of Body, January 2002

Review, All You Need For All You Want,  December 2001

Salina Journal World, Art in These Parts, December 2001

KCUR-FM Public Radio, Arts Roundup, December 2001

Kansas City Star, Experience Counts, June 2001

Review, Summer in the Midwest, July 2001

Kansas City Star, Summer Smorgasbord, July 16, 1999

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