Brian E. Bailey was born in Lancaster, Massachusetts. Formerly a professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York, he now paints and teaches privately in New Jersey. Following a successful career that spanned several decades as a noteworthy illustrator, he began to focus his energies on more personal artistic pursuits. He has won numerous awards for his work in pastel and has been featured in select exhibitions both nationally and abroad. Most recently his work was exhibited at the International Pastel Biennial in Suzhou, China, as well as several exhibitions at the Butler Museum of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. His work is in several public and private collections including the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.

 As an artist working in a realist tradition, he tries to create singular contemporary images that speak to the fragility of both the natural world and the human condition. The stillness of his painting offers the viewer a moment of both contemplation and reflection.


“In my painting there is nothing I take away, nor give artifice to enhance the quiet permanence of a subject’s beauty.”
—Brian Bailey MP PSA, MC IAPS

 

EXHIBITIONS / AWARDS

2017
           Art Spirit Foundation Dianne B. Bernhard - Gold Medal Award
           45th Annual Exhibition  
           Curator of Awards: Charlotta Kotik, Brooklyn Museum of Art
           Pastel Society of America  
           National Arts Club NY

           Butler Institute of American Art
           Selected Works Exhibition
           Curator: Dr. Louis A. Zona
           Youngstown OH

2016
           2nd International Pastel Biennial
           Selected Artist Exhibition
           Suzhou, CHINA 

           Founders Award
           Twenty Eighth Juried Exhibition  
           International Association of Pastel Societies
           Salmagundi Club NY

           Pastel Societies of the Southeast Award
           44th Annual Exhibition  
           Curator of Awards: Mark D. Mitchell, Yale University Art Gallery
           Pastel Society of America
           National Arts Club NY

           Butler Institute of American Art
           Selected Works Exhibition
           Curator: Dr. Louis A. Zona
           Youngstown OH

           International Association of Pastel Societies
           Twenty Ninth Juried Exhibition  
           2016 Web Show

           Inducted into Master Circle
           International Association of Pastel Societies

           Work included in “Best of Pastel” Volume 2
                 
           Pastel Workshop – PSA
           National Arts Club NY

2015
           Art Spirit Foundation Dianne B. Bernhard - Gold Medal Award
           Curator of Awards: Linda Downs, College Art Association
           43rd Annual Exhibition  
           Pastel Society of America  
           National Arts Club NY

           Arc Salon Finalist - Still Life Category
           Art Renewal Center – “Unity”

           Arc Salon Finalist - Still Life Category
           Art Renewal Center – “Depletion”

           Pastel Journal
           Featured Artist Article 

           Pastel Demonstration / PSA Annual Exhibition
           National Arts Club NY

2014
           Founders Award (Grand Prize)  
           Curator of Awards: Marjorie Shelley, Metropolitan Museum of Art
           42nd Annual Exhibition
           Pastel Society of America
           National Arts Club NY

           Butler institute of American Art
           Selected Works Exhibition
           Curator: Dr. Louis A. Zona
           Youngstown OH

           Awarded title of Master Pastelist
           Pastel Society of America

2013
          Pastel Society of America
          41th Annual Exhibition   NY

         Butler Institute of American Art    
         Selected Group Exhibition  OH

2012
          American Artists Professional League Award                              
          Pastel Society of America  
          40th Annual Exhibition   NY

          Butler Institute of American Art  
          Selected Group Exhibition  OH

2011
          Arc Salon Finalist Figurative Category
         Art Renewal Center

         Pastel Society of America
         39th  Annual Exhibition  NY

         Allied Artists of America
         96th Annual Exhibition   NY

2010
          2nd Prize IAPS 17th Juried Exhibition
          International Association of Pastel Societies
      
          Arc Salon Finalist Figurative Category
          Art Renewal Center
  
          Arc Salon Finalist Still Life Category
          Art Renewal Center

          Pastel Society of America  
          38th Annual Exhibition   NY

          Allied Artists of America  
          97th Annual Exhibition   NY 

2009
          Joseph V. Giffuni Memorial Award
           Pastel Society of America
           37th Annual Exhibition   NY 

           Signature Member
           Pastel Society of America

           Butler Institute of American Art  
           Selected Group Exhibition  OH

           Audubon Artists
           Salmagundi Club NY
           Annual Exhibition

2008
          Red Dot Exhibition
           Art Students League NY

 

OTHER AWARDS

          Society of Illustrators NY
          Art Directors Club of New York
          Communication Arts

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

           National Portrait Gallery  
           Smithsonian Institution Washington D.C.

           Francois Mitterrand - President of France
           Permanent Collection

           Andrew Lloyd Webber - Composer
           Permanent Collection

 

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

           United States Postal Service 

           AEGON Insurance Company

 

CLIENT LIST

           TIME
           U.S. News & World Report
           Fortune
           U.S. Postal Service
           IBM
           Wall Street Journal
           Philadelphia Inquirer
           Sports Illustrated
           CBS Sports Superbowl XXI
           Simon & Schuster
           Bantam Doubleday Dell
           St. Martin’s Press
           As well as a variety of other publications and corporations both nationally and internationally.

 

EDUCATION

           Philadelphia College of Art BFA

 

CONTINUED STUDIES

           Art Students League of New York
           New York Academy of Art

 

TEACHING

           1987 -1992              School of Visual Arts, NY
           1992 –  present         Private Studio/ Atelier

 

No representation at this time