Each month, join MoAD staff members as we visit some of our favorite artists in their studios to see what they’re currently working on. This is a rare opportunity to hear from artists directly in their studios. We follow all talks with an audience Q&A.
Simone Bailey is an artist who utilizes sculpture, performance, site specific installation, and video in her practice. Her work is an interrogation of disembodied poetics and the impulse to grasp the intangible. Her practice focuses on perception, process, ephemerality, desire, surrogate bodies, violence, and the impossible, all while maintaining an intimate proximity to blackness.
Simone’s work has been presented at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Cushion Works, Museum of the African Diaspora, The Lab, Southern Exposure, Armory Center for the Arts, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, among other venues. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies at Headlands Center for the Arts, Art Omi, Real Time & Space, and Vermont Studio Center.
She received both an MFA in Fine Arts and an MA in Visual & Critical Studies from California College of the Arts. She also earned a BFA in Filmmaking from San Francisco Art Institute. Simone lives and works in San Francisco.