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Mary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter


Featured Artists and Executive Producer, Paint Me A Road Out of Here

Mary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist, writer, pedagogue, and cultural worker based in Philadelphia. As a visionary thought leader creating socially conscious music, film, and visual art, her practice embodies resilience, care, and community-centeredness while working at the intersections of reproductive justice, black feminist thought, and transformative change.

Ms. Baxter is a 2017 inaugural Right of Return fellow, 2019 Leeway Foundation Transformation awardee, 2021 Ed Trust Justice fellow, 2021 Frieze Impact Prize award winner, 2022 Art 4 Justice grantee partner, 2022 Pratt Forward fellow, and 2023 Soros Justice fellow.

Baxter’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally at venues including MoMA PS1 in New York; the African American Museum of Philadelphia; Frieze LA; Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia; Martos Gallery, New York; the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati; Brown University, Rhode Island; the Schomburg, New York; the National Museum of World Cultures (Leiden) in the Netherlands; Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George, British Columbia; as well as a solo exhibition in 2023 at the Brooklyn Museum in New York.

In February 2024, Mary received a governor’s pardon granting her clemency. However, her carceral experiences continue to shape the direction of her creative practice.