John William Bailly, Cutler Fossil Site Roma, 2017, Oil on canvas.
FADA Member Gallery LnS has Gallery Artist John William Bailly on display at the Miami International Airport.
Cutler Fossil Site Roma, 2017, an oil on canvas, reflects his exploration of the random nature of information and the methods we employ we process it. View more work by the artist.
John William Bailly is a French–American artist born in the UK. He received his MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University, and has been a Faculty Fellow of the Honors College at Florida International University since 2004. His work explores the random nature of information and the methods we employ we process it. Utilizing juxtapositions of diverse data and multiple historical references, Bailly’s work intends for us to reflect on the manner in which we conceptualize our realities. His works have been exhibited at University of Maine Museum of Art, Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Art, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Texas State University, as well as other venues in the US and France. He was awarded the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists and a State of Florida Individual Artist Grant. In 2007, Bailly and critically acclaimed poet Richard Blanco produced a collaborative project, Place of Mind.
I like to paint, not write about painting. Some dear friends have stated the following, and I am humbled.
“Bailly is no stranger to the complexities of intercultural exchange; born in England to a French father and an American mother, he has constantly been caught in between different cultures, a circumstance that has become a major theme in his art. From this starting point, “10,000 Years of Miami” is combination of the artist’s personal experiences, his connections to Miami, and his fieldwork as Deering Estate’s Artist-in-Residence. The Miami that Bailly paints is not the stereotypical palm trees and beaches, but one of remarkable multicultural exchange, diversity, and historical richness. Like his paintings, Bailly’s Miami is profound, complex, and multilayered. The pieces tell a story that isn’t clean-cut and linear, but rather one that is rich, complicated, and even messy.”