Brian E. Bailey born in Lancaster, Massachusetts now paints and teaches in New Jersey. Following a successful career that spanned several decades in New York as an illustrator, he began to focus his energies on more personal artistic pursuits. Using the still life genre as a primary vehicle in his paintings to depict subtle metaphor regarding nature and its fragility. In his figurative painting he projects the burden of society through quiet gestures and the stillness of his subjects. Previously a professor at the School of Visual Arts for several years, he currently maintains a noteworthy private studio /atelier for budding artists which have a desire to pursue the arts and create contemporary images anchored in academic traditions.

 

EXHIBITIONS / AWARDS

2014
           Founders Award
           Flora B. Giffuni Foundation
           Pastel Society of America
           42nd Annual Exhibition  NY

           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