Jennifer Bailey was born in 1984 and currently lives and works in Glasgow. She studied BA Fine Art (Honours) at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London and graduated with an MFA from The Glasgow School of Art. A selection of solo and group exhibitions include: Mineral Supplements Performance Event, SWG3, Glasgow; Will I Make a Good Father, Mother, Sister? Collective, Edinburgh, UK; A brief history of girliness, Space in Between, London, UK;
Women and Walls, Reflektor M, Munich, Germany (2016); Flats, Intermedia, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK; That’s Genetic, cur. Simon Gowing, 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow, UK; The Grind, Voidoid Archive, Glasgow, UK (2015); Studio Projects, Market, Glasgow, UK; Mood is Made/Temperature is Taken, cur. Quinn Latimer, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow, UK; Essays, Vantage Point, Brighton, UK (2014); Conversation #3 (with Claire Baily), Millington Marriott at Weekends, London, UK (2011); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, cur. Rosalind Nashashibi, Cullinan Richards & Nairy Baghramian, ICA, London and Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK (2012).
Jennifer Bailey’s work is concerned with the individual as self-conscious and how subjects represent themselves through lifestyle choices. Her work interrogates different visual codes that permeate society and questions the influence of art production on hegemonic structures, capitalism, social desire and labor values. She often uses everyday objects, photography and performance to draw on her own family as subject. Her materials are carefully chosen for their symbolic suggestions of class and allusions towards work, food and social conventions.