About Enid


Enid Baxter Ryce (nee Blader) is an artist, filmmaker and musician whose investigations explore the lyrical relationships resonating in places between ecology and hidden histories. She creates exhibits in museums, non-profit, community-based or government venues. Her works have exhibited internationally at venues such as the Smithsonian, Washington, D.C; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Location One, New York; Sundance, Park City; The Arclight Theater, Los Angeles; The Kunsthalle Vienna, The Arnolfini in London; the Director's Guild of America; Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; CCA Andratx, Mallorca, and many others.

Enid’s work was featured in the Getty Museum’s retrospective of California Video, 1960-present. Her animation, Olive’s Backyard Concert, has screened in film festivals internationally and regularly on California PBS. A collection of her filmic art works, A Film is a Burning Place, was released by Microcinema International on the Aurora Video Label.

Enid’s work has been written about in The New York Times, Artforum, Artreviews, The Los Angeles Times, Bitch Magazine and many other books, journals and magazines. She has exhibited in and curated for museums extensively. Recent exhibitions based on her projects Water, CA and Planet Ord include one sponsored by the Irvine Foundation at the Crocker Museum (2011), one NEA-funded at the Armory in Pasadena (2012) and one funded by Cal Humanities at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (2014). She has upcoming exhibitions at the Monterey Museum of Art and the Smithsonian's National Gallery Theater. She curates participatory arts and science projects for the biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference, Sacramento.

In 2008, Enid founded the Monterey Bay Film Society was awarded a Federal Stimulus (ARRA -BTOP) grant to fund an ongoing community program of film workshops for over 2000 at-risk, incarcerated and migrant youth annually.

Enid has been the community curator for the Philip Glass Days and Nights festival since 2013. She also works with the US Army and the Library of Congress to create materials for their archives about Fort Ord. She has received grants from the California Council of the Humanities, Durfee Foundation, Kodak and others. She has won awards for her work as an artist and arts educator from government agencies and non-profit festivals.

Enid received her BFA from The Cooper Union (1996), was a fellow at Yale University and received her MFA with a fellowship from Claremont Graduate University (2000). She is Associate Professor of Cinematic Arts and Environmental Studies and Chair of Cinematic Arts at CSU Monterey Bay. She is also the Coordinator of the School of the Arts at CSU Monterey Bay. She lives and works on the former Fort Ord, with her husband Walter and their children.