James Bailey’s work examines maps and mapping as both objects and acts by exploring the systems and conventions of depicting, charting, categorizing and interpreting our environment and experiences through both traditional and experimental printmaking processes. Bailey has exhibited his work nationally and internationally in over 300 exhibitions.
His lecture is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Complex 1B20.
Bailey was born in New Jersey and grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He earned his BFA from the University of Minnesota and his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently an artist and professor in the School of Art at the University of Montana.
In 1998, he established Matrix Press, the publishing component of the print program, which brings in nationally-recognized artists to collaborate in the production of limited-edition prints. Bailey is also one of the co-founders for the annual Day of the Dead Steamroller Print Project, which is now moving into its 15th year.