Artist Biography

Greg Bailey makes work that functions for him as his most direct and honest response possible to the world around him. Bailey’s use of metaphor relates his work both personally and universally. His work combines narratives and contemporary theory; it engages in political, social and cultural awareness and commentary, utilizing elements of wit, humor, irony, and visual aesthetic. A unifying theme in Bailey’s work is the interconnectedness of the environment and the self. A Californian native, he now lives in Connecticut, where he makes art and teaches as an associate professor of sculpture at Connecticut College.

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Education

1998    Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture, University of Hartford, Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT

1992    Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, Ceramic Sculpture, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
 

Teaching

2010-   Associate Professor of Art, Connecticut College, Department of Art, Sculpture, New London, CT

              05-10  Assistant Professor of Art

              02-05 Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

2004     Visiting Assistant Professor of Sculpture, Trinity College, Department of Fine Arts, Studio Art,

               Trinity College, Hartford, CT

97-05    Adjunct Professor, University of Hartford, The Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT

 

Selected Solo / 2 person Exhibitions and Installations

2014   Towards a New Reality: Gregory Bailey and Timothy McDowell, Cummings Arts Center Galleries, Connecticut College, New London, CT

12/13  Cognitive Dissonance: By Degree of Measure, Three Rivers Gallery, Norwich, CT

2011    Cognitive Dissonance 3/1, sculptural installation, The Carroll House Gallery, Keene State College, Keene, NH

2010   Cognitive Dissonance, sculptural installation, Faculty Exhibition, Gallery 66, Cummings Arts Center, Connecticut College, New London, CT

 

2010    PERSPECTIVES IN BRONZE: Works by Greg Bailey & Michael Warrick (2 person), Gallery B, West Wing, Turchin Center for the Visual                       Arts, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

2009    Degree of Manifest, sculptural installation, Faculty Exhibition, Gallery 66, Cummings Arts Center, Connecticut College, New London, CT

2009    Ciphering, The Office Space Gallery, University of Lethbridge, CANADA

2008    Dead Reckoning-Recent Sculptures, The Rebecca Lawrence Gallery and the E.N. Wennberg Gallery, AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH

2007    Sculptures and Paintings, Broad Street Gallery, Hartford, CT

2005    Diffusion of the Poles, sculptural installation, Arts + Literature Laboratory Gallery, New Haven, CT

2004    The Territory of Love and Fear, sculptural installation, Widener Gallery, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

03/04   Geological Time (2 person), sculptural installation, Chase Freedman Gallery, Jewish Community Center, West Hartford, CT

2003    In Contention of What is Real, sculptural installation, Broad Street Gallery, Hartford, CT

2002    The Sound It Takes To Stop, sculptural installation, Broad Street Gallery, Hartford, CT

2000    Survive Now Man, sculptural window display, Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT

1999    Today, installation, Fine Arts Gallery, Springfield Technical Community College, MA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015    Transmissions, The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT

2014    Exposed, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe VT

2011    Pursuant Pharaohs, Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY (Self-portrait As Food, fiberglass and mixed media, 2011)

10-11   The 15th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas (Dead Reckoning, laminated resin, fiberglass, 2008)

2010    The Fourth Beijing International Art Biennale (BIAB) – The Environment and Human Existence, Ecology and Homeland, National Art                        Museum of China, Chaoyang District, Beijing, CHINA (Exponential Growth, bronze, 2008)

09/10   SculptureFest 2009 – Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Woodstock, VT (HELP, environmental, site-specific installation)

2009    work it! measure it! mark it!, Hartford Art School Alumni Show, Silpe Gallery, University of Hartford, CT (Rain, bronze, 2007)

2009    The 11th Annual Fields Project: Bringing Art and Agriculture Together, Mix Park, Oregon, Illinois (Deluge, bronze, 2008)

08/09   Kingsport Sculpture Walk 2008/9, City of Kingsport Cultural Arts Division, Kingsport, TN

2008    SculptureFest 2008 – Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Woodstock, VT

2008    Go Green, The Main Street Gallery, Groton, NY (HELP, digital print of stone-carved sculpture)

2007    Faculty Exhibition, Connecticut College (20/20, sculptural installation)

2007    No•mad II, 1429 Park Street Building, Parksville, Hartford, CT

2005    Faculty Exhibition, Connecticut College (Kilimanjaro, sculptural installation)

2006    Hartford Art School Alumni Small Works, Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, CT

2004    Objects, Arts + Literature Laboratory Gallery, New Haven, CT

2001    Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA

2001    Faculty Exhibition, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

2000    Revelation for Revolution, The Revolving Museum, Boston, MA

 

Projects and Curatorial Work

2011    Academy of Uncommon Gardens, guest artist: Lynn Richardson, New London, CT

2009    350, private commissioned wall sculpture for the headquarters of 350.org, an environmental organization, based in Washington, DC

2009    HELP, digital image of sculpture, Art on the Land, Heart K Ranch/Feather River Land Trust, Genesee Valley, CA

2007    3 artists: Rie Hachiyanagi, Brian Burnett, Soo Sunny Park, New London, CT

2007    Juror for Recycling the Art of our Community, Essex Art Association Gallery. Essex, CT

 

Guest Artist Lectures/Presentations

2015    forthcoming Gallery Talk, The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT

2011    Time in Contest with Truth, The Flora Humphrey Bentley Gallery, New Britain Museum of American Art, CT

2011    Cognitive Dissonance 3/1, Public artist lecture, Keene State College, Keene, NH

2010    Guest Artist in Collaboration with Exhibition: PERSPECTIVES IN BRONZE

2010    The Ivory Tower, Winklemann Gallery, New York, NY

2009    Dead Reckoning and the Intuitive Process of Making Sculpture, Faculty@Work presentation

2009    Degree of Manifest, Dead Reckoning, and Recent Sculptures

2008    Dead Reckoning, public lecture in conjunction with SculptureFest 2008, Woodstock, VT

08/09   Northwest Passage III, on location interview and artist talk, Kingsport Sculpture Walk, TN

2007    Sculptures and Installations on the Perils of a Changing Planet, Dartmouth College, VT                   

2004    Visiting Artist Talk, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA          

2004    The Territory of Love and Fear, public artist lecture in conjunction with exhibition, Hartford, CT