Marian Bailey


Marian Bailey is a self-taught visual artist whose work explores themes of memory, history, and identity through the use of digital and physical media. Bailey's works are often characterized by their use of bold colors and dynamic color blocking.


Central to Bailey's artistic practice is a fascination with the ways in which individuals and communities connect to work together in order to persist into the future. As a member of the Black diaspora, Bailey often thinks about the stories, recipes, music and cultural contexts that traveled across land and water, transforming while remaining true to their essence. Drawing on personal and collective histories, their work investigates how memories and narratives are formed and transmitted across time and space. Bailey's artwork often features images and symbols that reference their African American heritage and experiences.


They believe that art has the power to bring people together and to spark important conversations about the world around us. Bailey seeks to upend traditional power structures and open up new dialogues around issues of race, gender, and culture. Inspiring empathy and understanding, promoting social change and celebrating the human experience is ultimately at the heart of Bailey’s practice. Creating art that is accessible, inclusive and welcoming to viewers of all backgrounds and perspectives drives their practice.


Title: Hold Me

Size: 24 x 16 in.

Medium: Epson Print on Hannemühle German Etching Paper (edition of 3)

Year: 2021

Price: $1200.—