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James Bailey, Professor

Printmaking, Drawing, Painting & Foundations


phone: 406.243.2691
office: Fine Arts Bldg 402


Professor James Bailey has presented recent lectures and workshops through Frogmans Press; Louisiana State University; Blanden Art Museum, Missoula Art Museum and the Mid-America Print Council. As an artist, he has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. These exhibitions include: his solo shows “James Bailey: Works on Paper” New England College, NH; “Avatars & Axioms”, SUNY- Geneseo, NY; “The Pixel Bound”, Francis Marion University, SC. Additionally, he has shown in over 100 group exhibitions. His work can be found in the collections of Walker Art Center, New York Public Library, Jundt Art Museum, Sioux City Art Center, Missoula Art Museum, and the West Virginia University among others.

Artist Statement

Maps and charts are propositions of truth. They are axioms that we accept as being, somehow, self-evidently true. Much of my current work is involved with the documenting or mapping of my surroundings and experiences. Whether following the natural cycles of plant forms, the architectural aspects of the natural environment, or working from an autobiographical perspective, through my work, I hope to capture both the internal struggles, psychological geographies the external forces acting upon us.


M.F.A. The University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989
M.A. The University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988
B.F.A. The University of Minnesota, 1997