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BIO

Chellis Baird was raised in a mill town from South Carolina, holds a BFA in textiles from Rhode Island School of Design, and studied at the Art Students League in New York City.  Baird moved to New York in 2005 and worked as a fashion designer sculpting the body in textiles.  While working at Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, and Tuleh to name a few, her work was featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Elle, Vogue, WWD.  Meanwhile, her passion for textiles continued to grow into a new body of work as a painter, landing her a show at the Google Offices in NYC in 2017. This show led to a collaboration at Saint Peter's Church with choreographer Roberto Lara. Her 'Woven Paintings' have been in numerous galleries in Manhattan, Chicago, Brooklyn and Long Island City where she works in her studio daily.

Chellis Baird

(b. Spartanburg, SC, 1983)

EDUCATION

Rhode Island School of Design - B.F.A. Textiles, Spring 2005

Art Students League of New York - Mixed Media Classes, Workshops 2015-2017

Fashion Institute of Technology - Illustration Courses 2006-2007

SOLO SHOWS

2019 Upcoming Exhibition at Louise Nevelson Chapel

2018 Becoming Encounters, 5-50 Gallery, LIC, NY, Collaboration Performances with Alida Sun 

EXHIBITIONS & RECOGNITION

2019

GUT: Female Artists working in mixed media: June 9 - June 24th, Park Slope, BK

Twist & Twine: Paradice Palase Summer Exhibit, ChaShaMa Space, LIC, NY

Materials and Geometries, East End Culture Club, South Hampton, NY / Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpqiIZaXyAs

Tenet Shop, East Hampton, NY

Art on Paper, Silvermine Art Center, New Canaan, CT

Twisting Fibers: An Art for All Reasons Exhibition, Art League Rhode Island, RI

Selected for Carla van de Puttelaar project: Women in the Arts: www.womenintheartworld.com

2018

Green, Webster Arts, Saint Louis, MO, Juried Exhibition

Temporal Escape, 326 Gallery, review featured on Ante Magazine by Audra Lambert

Temporal Escape: Women of Abstraction, 326 Gallery, NY, NY (Curators: Megan Green & Jenny Mushkin Goldman)

Viridian Artists Gallery, Juried Show by Johanna Burton, of the New Museum, NY, NY

29th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Viridian Artists Gallery, Included in Panel Discussion led by Johanna Burton with 4 artists from Exhibition

Light, Church of Heavenly Rest on 5th Avenue, NY, NY, Juried Exhibition

Open Studios LIC, Reis Studios Experimental Space, LIC, NY, Curator: Julian Calderon

Abstraction at Large, Site Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Juror: Eleanor Heartney of Art in America

Between the Seam, Woman’s Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, Juror: Nnenna Okore

Pop-Up On & Off the Wall, First Street Gallery, New York, NY, Juried Exhibition

2017

2017 - 2018 Small Works, Citi De Ford Gallery, LIC, NY, Juried Exhibition

500th Reformation of Lutheran Church, Dance Collaboration with choreographer Roberto Lara, St Peter’s Church, NY, NY

Fear, Plaxall Gallery, LIC, NY, Juried Exhibition

Making Connections, Plaxall Gallery, LIC, NY, Juried Exhibition

Featured Artist on Long Island City Arts Commission Instagram: Day of an Artist, LIC, NY

Featured Artist on Art Blog: Art Ruby for show at Google, NY, NY, Editor: Olga Rei

Google Manhattan, NY, NY, Curator: Megan Green

Red Dot Winner for the Concours Del Rosario at Art Students League for painting: The Hunt

Conference Board - British Embassy, Exhibition Outreach NY, NY (10 paintings)

LINEA ASL online catalogue painting featured: Blind

Red Dot Winner for the Concours Winiarski at Art Students League for painting: Blind

Wrath of Rhythm, Con Artist Collective, NY, NY, Juried Exhibition

2016

Group Show at Art Students League Mixed Media, Winiarski

LINEA ASL online catalogue painting featured: Quilt

2014 Dress designs featured in Nordstrom Anniversary Book

2010 Oprah Magazine, Ralph Lauren Dress Design

2006 March issue of Elle, article by Jenny Feldman on textile designs 

2006 Womens Wear Daily, quoted from Premiere Vision article by Daniela Gilbert

2005 New York Times Article Designing as Fast as they Can, by Cathy Horyn

2005 WWD, Featured inspiration collage for Spring 2006 Tuleh Collection

2004 Echo Design Scholarship Recipient

2003 Textron Scholarship Recipient

2001-2003 RISD Scholar

EXPERIENCE

Artist, Chellis Baird, LIC, NY — 2016-Present

Monitor, Art students League, NY, NY — 2017

Senior Designer, Maggy London, NY, NY — 2015

Conceptualized Inspiration for multiple collections, lead design team, Innovative Designs

Designer, Vince Camuto, G-III Apparel, NY, NY — 2015-1016

Designed collection, supervised team and presented collection for sales. Nordstrom Best Dress

Designer, Ralph Lauren, NY, NY 2007-2014

Oversaw all aspects of design, directed fabric development, maintained relations, negotiated prices. Presented and illustrated cohesive collections.

Designer, Tuleh, NY, NY 2005-2007

Executed multiple collections with CEO. Designed shoes, fabric, knitwear with European factories. Head Fabric buyer, attended PV Paris, Collaborated with artists Urs Fischer, Lisa Yuskavage, and Justen Ladda for fabric designs.

Designer, Donna Karan Collection Accessories, NY, NY 2005