Marian Bailey

Marian Bailey is a self-taught contemporary artist whose work explores themes of memory, history, and identity through the use of mixed media, painting, and drawing. Bailey’s works are often characterized by her use of bold colors, gestural brushstrokes, and dynamic color blocking. At the heart of Bailey’s artistic practice is a fascination with the ways in which individuals and communities connect as a means to move through current time and into the future. Drawing on personal and collective histories, Bailey’s work investigates how memories and narratives are formed and transmitted across time and space. Bailey’s artwork often features images and symbols that reference her African American heritage and experiences. Through her use of visual language, Bailey seeks to disrupt traditional power structures and open up new dialogues around issues of race, gender, and culture. Ultimately, Bailey’s work is a celebration of the human experience and a testament to the power of art to inspire empathy, understanding, and social change. One of Bailey’s primary goals as an artist is to create art that is accessible and inclusive, welcoming viewers of all backgrounds and perspectives. She believes that art has the power to bring people together and to spark important conversations about the world around us.

Last updated: Nov 27, 2023