Radcliffe Bailey

Radcliffe Bailey is a painter, sculptor, and mixed media artist who utilizes the layering of imagery, culturally resonant materials, and text to explore themes of ancestry, race, and memory. Bailey believes that by translating his personal experiences, he can achieve an understanding of, and a healing from, a universal history. His work is often created out of found materials and certain pieces from his past, including traditional African sculpture, tintypes of his family members, piano keys, and Georgia red clay.

Other recent solo exhibitions include Pensive, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia; Radcliffe Bailey: Storm at Sea, Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas; and Radcliffe Bailey: Recent Works, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2014, his large-scale installation, Windward Coast (2009-2011), was presented as part of The First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

Bailey’s work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; the Denver Art Museum, Colorado; and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia among many others.

Selected Works

1
1
press to zoom
2
2
press to zoom
3
3
press to zoom
4
4
press to zoom
5
5
press to zoom
6
6
press to zoom
7
7
press to zoom
8
8
press to zoom
9
9
press to zoom
10
10
press to zoom
11
11
press to zoom
12
12
press to zoom
13
13
press to zoom
14
14
press to zoom
15
15
press to zoom
16
16
press to zoom
17
17
press to zoom
18
18
press to zoom
19
19
press to zoom
20
20
press to zoom
21
21
press to zoom
22
22
press to zoom
23
23
press to zoom
24
24
press to zoom
25
25
press to zoom
26
26
press to zoom
27
27
press to zoom
28
28
press to zoom
29
29
press to zoom
30
30
press to zoom
31
31
press to zoom
32
32
press to zoom
33
33
press to zoom
34
34
press to zoom
35
35
press to zoom
36
36
press to zoom
37
37
press to zoom
38
38
press to zoom
39
39
press to zoom
40
40
press to zoom
41
41
press to zoom
42
42
press to zoom
43
43
press to zoom
44
44
press to zoom
45
45
press to zoom