Miki Baird’s work is based on a foundation of collection, discovery, deconstruction and reconstruction of pedestrian narrative. Using routinely collected material and photography read this is a continuing exploration of the growing stockpile of unforeseen direct mail carried away from a single address. Not unlike Baird’s other series these works are built through a process rooted in repetition, color, pattern and texture.
Miki Baird received her BFA (1997) and her MFA (2000) from the University of Kansas, Lawrence.
Her work has been shown in exhibitions at Studios Inc 2012-2013, Plug Projects Kansas City 2013, National Women in the Arts 2012, Biennial Women to Watch Kansas City, and UMKC, Eric Fischl’s America: Now and Here 2011. She has received awards and honors including a 2012-2014 Studios Inc work fellowship, an ArtsKC Fund Grant as well as a Kansas City Avenue of the Arts Municipal Commission and Grant in 2006.