Ron Baird, RCA., OCAD, has been regularly commissioned to create large-scale, site-specific sculpture installations across Canada and abroad. Many of them move in the wind, are interactive, light responsive or make musical sounds. These include fountains, murals, sculptural landmarks for world fairs, art galleries, parks, and gardens.
A winner of numerous awards and medals including Allied Arts Awards from both the Royal Architectural Society of Canada and the Ontario Society of Architects for his work. Ron has been appointed to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design. He was the founding director of the Latcham Public Art Gallery and has taught at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design. Baird has presented and conducted workshops at International Sculpture Conferences. Recently, he overwintered in Ireland where he was appointed to the post of resident master-printmaker at the prestigious Cló Ceardlann na Gcnoc studio. And, he has just returned from an intensive stint in Nicaragua, sharing his knowledge and technical expertise with artists there.
Joan Murray, critic and author has said, “Some artists are like explorers who create their own maps. Because of their discoveries our way of experiencing develops a new sensitivity. Ron Baird is one who has developed a new aesthetic form in Canada, sculpture in the context of architecture.”