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Lucy Bailey is an artist based in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2019; and in 2020 was the Emerging Artist Fellow at Praxis Fiber Workshop in Cleveland, Ohio. She works across a range of media including painting, printmaking, fiber processes, and digital media.

Photography for me is a conversation between my outer world and inner world. In our society we consider photographs to be a truthful document of the world around us. In my work I blur the line between truth and fiction.

 

My work offers clues to our world around us, like bubble wrap, or holographic stickers. These elements are taken out of context layered with paint splatters and reflected against mirrored surfaces. My most recent body of work deals with nostalgila using objects I associate with my own childhood. I find nostalgia to be both a wonderful and sad experience. I still get a sense of joy when looking back at objects and images that used to fill my childhood. At the same time living so much in the past makes you miss out on the good things around you right now. In each piece, I try to find a balance of joyfulness and something darker. They exist alongside each other in the course of an ordinary day for me. My work offers a space to  confront undesirable feelings we all experience at one time or another, as well as joy which takes me out of myself in an unexpected way.

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 Curriculum Vitae

 

Education 

2019

BFA Painting and Printmaking, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland OH

 

Academic awards and scholarships 

2020 

Emerging artist fellowship, Praxis Fiber Workshop

 2019

Honorable Mention, 73nd Annual Student Independent Exhibition

2018

Joseph McCullough '48 Scholarship for Excellence in Painting 

Carlotta East Scholarship, Episcopal Diocese of Ohio 

2017 

Julian '54 and Barbara '90 Stanczak Scholarship for Excellence in Color and Composition  

Carl Gaertner ‘24 Memorial Prize For Painting

 

Exhibitions

2020 

Light Through the Trees, Christ Episcopal Church, Cleveland, OH

Daylily, Praxis Fiber Workshop emerging artist fellowship, Praxis Fiber Workshop,                                  

Cleveland, OH

 2019

Fever Dream, Bachelor of Fine Arts thesis exhibition, Cleveland Institute of Art, 

Cleveland, OH

73rd Annual Student Independent Exhibition, Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland    

Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

 2018 

Come Inside, Don’t Mind the Mess, Newsense Gallery, Cleveland OH

72nd Annual Student Independent Exhibition, Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

2017

The Art of Giving, Progressive Insurance, Cleveland, OH

Disaster Experiment, Cleveland Institute of Art Visual Arts Spring Show-Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

2016

4U, Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH 

 

Press

FreshWater Cleveland interview: 

https://www.freshwatercleveland.com/street-level/BaileyPraxis082620.aspx

 

WKYC Channel 3 interview: 

https://wkyc.com/embeds/video/95-31af87c6-cc05-43f2-aeb9-c7a85bcd662a/iframe?jws  ource=clb

 

Professional Experience 

2018 

Gallery Attendant, Front Art Triennial Cleveland OH 

2016

 Summer intern, Zygote Press, Cleveland OH