Eve Bailey

France/USA

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Eve Bailey’ s work is based on the concept of balance and coordination. Rooted in the tradition of the artist-engineer, she creates ergonomic and kinetic sculptures as well as complex line drawings that embody her love for architecture and dance. The body interests her as a perceiving mechanical structure. Bailey experiments with the sense of spatial orientation to design and build forms sympathetic to human embrace that she and professional dancers occasionally perform on. Live performances, videos and photographs reveal the objects’ uncanny functionality, relating the work to our environment and our human potential. In recent projects, Bailey has choreographed performances with professional dancers in New York and Moscow, and is now developing practicable sculptures for the public.

Bailey has exhibited her work in France, Russia, Germany, Cuba, Switzerland, The Netherlands and across the US. She was awarded funded residencies from Triangle Arts Organization (NY), the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (NE), the I-Park Foundation (CT), Sculpture Space (NY) and the 3D-Verbier Foundation (Switzerland). Bailey holds an MFA in Sculpture from the Ecole des Beaux Arts (Paris) and a BFA in Architectural metal work from Olivier de Serres School of Design (Paris). She received fellowships from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and the San Francisco Art Institute to study abroad. It is after an exchange program at the San Francisco Art Institute that she started incorporating performance in her sculptural work. Bailey was classically trained in ballet and music theory at the Lorraine Conservatory in France. She practiced the discipline of Capoeira with masters in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and in the US.

Bailey’ s sculpting techniques are inspired by her professional background as a fabricator and model maker. She engineered countless prototypes for design and architectural companies, created numerous models and sets for the fine arts, advertising and movie industries and has experience as a building contractor. Additionally, Bailey taught perspective techniques to mural painting students in Paris, specializing in the construction of anamorphosis. Her interest in representational methods is ongoing. She wrote an essay about a new groundbreaking system in the representation of visual reality recently published in the first volume of The Funambulist. Bailey lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently a member of the curatorial committee  at the I-Park Foundation in East Haddam (CT). She shares a studio with her husband, sculptor and special make-up effect artist, Adam Bailey.

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