Becky Bailey

Becky Bailey

Ithaca, NY, United States

About Becky Bailey

Becky Bailey lives and works out of Ithaca, NY. Her interdisciplinary work blends painting, printmaking, collage, sculpture, and design. With a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a background in textile design, her art practice and design work often bleed into one another. Her mixed-media approach results in vivid, dream-like scenes that suggest a mythic reframing of current circumstances. Through an often fantastical lens, the work explores daily struggles, shared experiences, and solidarity between individuals.

Becky has completed residencies at The Studios at MASS MoCA as well as ChaShaMa’s ChaNorth artist residency, and has shown work in exhibitions across the U.S., including New York, Philadelphia, Nebraska, and Massachusetts.


2012, BA in Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2016, Textile Design courses, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
2010, Plein-air and life-drawings courses, The International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture, Umbria, Italy


2021, Emergence, Beach Artist Union, Beacon, NY
2020, Let the Good Times Roll, ArtPort Kingston, Kingston, NY (Curated by Laurie De Chiara)
2020, Romancing Sustainability, Figuring Change, ChaShaMa, New York, NY (Curated by Peter Fulap and Brigitta Varadi)
2020, Hot Paper X Charlie Roberts, GIFC, (Curated by Charlie Roberts)
2020, SHIM/Invitational: Spring 2020 Member Showcase, (Curated by Wilson Duggan)
2019, Small Works 2019, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY
2019, Be. Long. Juried Exhibition, Dutoit Gallery, Dayton, OH (curated by Mychaelyn Michalec, David Linneweh, and Erika b Hess)
2019, Chaos 7, Ro2 Gallery, Dallas, TX
2019, Open Studios, CaNorth, Pine Plains, NY
2019, The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn Expo Center, Brooklyn, NY
2019, Hastings College + Young Space Juried Exhibition, JDAC Gallery, Hastings, NE (curated by Kate Mothes)
2018, Aqua Art Miami, with SHIM in room 227 at Aqua Hotel & Suites, Miami, FL
2018, Rhythm, Stress, and Pausing, Super Dutchess Gallery, New York, NY
2018, Open Studios, The Studios at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
2018, HEYDAYS Pop-Up Exhibition, Friday Studio Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2017, SHIM Invitational 5, ArtHelix, Brooklyn, NY
2017, MAAC on the Map: Mortal Coil, Manhattan Art and Antiques Center, New York, NY
2017, People’s Choice Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Shawn James)
2016, Solo Exhibition, Becky Bailey: Interior Life, Lather, Philadelphia, PA
2016, Solo Exhibition, Selected Works, Mendham Township Library, Mendham, NJ
2016, Two-Person Exhibition, First Friday, Everybody Hits Philadelphia, PA (with painter Maddie Rain)
2015, Solo Exhibition, Selected Works, Black ‘n Brew, Philadelphia, PA
2015, Evening of the Arts Alumni Show, Mendham High School, Mendham, NJ
2014, Two-Person Exhibition, Flash Salon, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA (with sculptor Glenn Kellum)
2014, But is it art? Juried Exhibition, Off the Wall Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (curated by Jody Sweitzer)
2013, Holes in the Wall, Steel City, Phoenixville, PA (curated by Rachel Kinback)
2013, Pilgrimages, Hancock Garage Philadelphia, PA (curated by Rachel Kinback)
2013, 215/610: Juried Painting Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA
2013, Absolutely Abstract Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA (curated by Bill Scott)
2013, The Undergraduate Fine Arts Invitation Exhibition, Addams Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2012, Graduation Exhibition, Addams Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2012, Penn Undergraduate Arts Fund, Claudia Cohen Hall, Philadelphia, PA (award)
2012, It’s a Small, Small World, 520 W. 21st St., Chelsea, NY (curated by Jason Musson)
2012, Senior Thesis Exhibition, Addams Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (award)
2012, Great Landscapes, Linus Galleries, Pasadena, CA
2012, Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Addams Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (award, curated by Roxana Perez-Mendez)
2011, +20, Addams Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2011, Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Addams Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (curated by David Dempewolf)
2010, Group Exhibition, The International School, Montecastello di Vibio, Italy