Feda Eid is a Lebanese-American visual artist living on occupied, unceded, territory of the Wampanoag, Nipmuc, and Massachusett People (Quincy,MA). Her portrait/self portrait work explores the expression of heritage, tradition, identity and the often tense but beautiful space between what is said, what is felt, and and what is lost in translation. She captures these emotions through her bold use of color, textiles, adornment and pop culture linking the past and present. As the daughter of Lebanese immigrants who fled the country's civil war in 1982, Feda is guided by her family's journey and her own childhood growing up as a Muslim in the US. She believes in the telling of personal narratives to broaden our perspectives and to ultimately help us feel the universal emotions that connect us all. 

Feda studied Sociology at Regis College and photography at New England School of Photography. Her work has been featured and exhibited at the Peabody Essex Museum, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Lesley University, SASAKI Architecture, Columbia University, and The Shed NY among others. She was awarded the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Emerging Studio Artist Fellowship in 2018, was 2019 Visiting Studio Artist at The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and awarded the 2022 Massachusetts Artist Residency Fellowship at Mass MoCA Studios. 


Exhibitions, Press, Awards and Features

2023 Eliot School, Artist in Residence, Jamaica Plain, MA, Spring-Fall 2023 

2023 Tucker School, Artist in Residence, Milton, MA, May 2023

2022-23 Collective Futures Fund Grantee 

2023 Mass MoCA Studios jurying artist 

Art in Print: Accessible Public Art Newspaper Stand, Allston, MA. Interview with artist Feda Eid July, 2022

Mass MoCA Studios, artist in residence, open studios, June, 2022

2022 Residency and Massachusetts Artist Fellowship @ Mass MoCA studios,  February-April  2022

2022 Residency and Massachusetts Artist Fellowship @ Mass MoCA studios  February-April, 2022

Luminary Advisory Committee- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum- August-present, 2020

Exhibition- REFLECTED, Sasaki Gallery, Virtual, May, 2020

Press- SASAKI, Feda Eid Showcases REFLECTED in Sasaki’s First-Ever Virtual Gallery, May, 2020


Press- What will you remember? Best Photo Exhibitions, February 2020

Group Exhibition- Present Histories Redefined- Photographic Resource Center, Lesley University Vandernoot Gallery, Boston, MA, February-August, 2020

Exhibition/Installation- Good Fun Muslim Friends Club, THE SHED, NY, August 17th, 2019

Led- Workshop Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum- Viewfinder- Neighborhood Night, July 11th, 2019

Featured Speaker- Celebration of Middle Eastern and North African Female Excellence, Arab Women's Association, Columbia University, May 2019

Exhibition/Installation- REFLECTED- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA, February-June, 2019

Led- Workshop Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum- Third Thursday- You are a work of art, February 21st, 2019

Awarded- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Polly Thayer Starr Artist- visiting artist, January-February 2019

Group Exhibition- ARTcetera Boston Fundraiser, Boston, October 27th, 2018

Awarded- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Neighborhood Salon Luminary. September 2018 

Group Exhibition- Salon Mahjar, Miranda Kuo Gallery. New York, NY. July, 2018

Awarded- Museum of Fine Arts Boston Studio Artist Fellowship, Spring 2018

Led- Workshop with Boston Photography Center- Zooming In, April 14th, 2018

Featured- Afrostyle Magazine, Fashion editorial- SHE, January 2018 

Group Exhibition- Refugee Orchestra Project, National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY, November 12, 2017

Group Exhibition- Nasty Women Boston, Laconia Gallery, Boston, September 1-10,2017

Press-PEM teams up with Boston creatives for a pop-up exhibition celebrating contemporary female artists, July 2017

Group Exhibition- The Salon, Peabody Essex Museum, Boston, April-July 2017

Group Exhibition- Aspects of Me, hosted by Into Your Art Inc., Club Cafe, Boston, May 9, 2017

Solo Exhibition- FOLKLORIC HYBRIDS, City Pop Egleston, Boston, February-March 2017

Featured- Fashion Editorial- FOLKLORIC HYBRIDS, Afrostyle Magazine, January 2017

Solo Exhibition- FOLKLORIC HYBRIDS. Future Lab Anti Gallery, Boston, October 2016