Radcliffe Bailey Atlanta Georgia
Celebrated Atlanta Artist Radcliffe Bailey Weaves History into Art
About Radcliffe Bailey Atlanta Georgia
With a bachelor of fine arts in sculpture, Atlanta, Georgia-based Radcliffe Bailey has built an international reputation creating paintings, sculpture, and installations that often focus on themes surrounding the American South, African symbolism and African American history. Inspired by his hometown’s history as the crossroads of the South, Radcliffe Bailey’s exhibitions include personal and cultural mementos, such as tintypes of ancestors, old piano keys, and African figurines. These features are designed to induce viewers to see themselves as part of the past.
Some of the artist’s solo collections include “Memory as Medicine,” a traveling exhibition that visited Massachusetts, Texas, and other states, and “Looking for Light, Traveling by Night,” which ran at the Solomon Projects in Atlanta, Georgia. Most of his works were crafted in a windowless, concrete studio in his home.
Acknowledged by his peers, Mr. Bailey received the Joan Mitchell Foundation grant in 2004 and the Elizabeth and Mallory Factor Prize for Southern Art in 2010. He has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and a number of art magazines.