Bio – Statement

“I draw the human animal in all of our grace and monstrosity.”

Jay Bailey’s work focuses on the human figure through the depiction of gesture, motion, and loose form. Informed by the visual language unique to drawing, he utilizes mark-making, tone, and line to communicate on an emotive level which is aggressive, bestial, and carnal yet graceful and poetic. His imagery alludes to figurative works throughout art history, fragmenting and layering forms to make a fabric of social and cultural references.

He has shown his work in group and solo exhibitions in the United States, Canada, and Australia. He is represented by JM Gallery in Dallas Texas.

He currently lives and works in Dallas, Texas with his wife and daughter.