Chris Baily

Location:  200 Saint John's Place, Garden Level
Website:  Chris Baily
Instagram: @chrisbaily

I am a painter living and working in Brooklyn. My work explores the emotions that make up our inner monologue and how they project to the outside world. It is mostly figurative, with elements of surrealism and abstraction layered over representational landscapes or color fields. Certain motifs reoccur: a dark haired woman, a young boy, migrating birds, clouds, ocean waves. They are symbolic representations of emotions, as well as indicators of time passing and the pressure of future expectations.

Currently, I am experimenting with adding moving elements to my work using projected video collage. By capturing subtle movements and playing them over the inert piece, I can create a meditative experience that explores the line between video art and painting.

I received a B.F.A. in fine arts with a concentration in painting from Cornell University.  While at Cornell, I was a recipient of the David R. Beane prize for excellence in the Fine Arts.  Previously, I was a Presidential Scholar, Talent in the Arts awardee, a YoungArts awardee, and a Maryland Distinguished Scholar, Talent in the Arts awardee.