Sally Bailey is a Birmingham-based artist and PhD researcher at the Birmingham School of Art. Bailey completed her MA Fine Art at BCU in 2014, where she was awarded the Mike Holland Trust Prize for Painting for her Final Show works.
As a practice-led researcher and an oil painter, Bailey’s work acknowledges the tradition and past history of painting but is not bound by a formal approach. Aiming to re/position the primacy of process within painting, Bailey explores a complex entanglement of questions centered around the concept of the liminal in relation to that process, considering the interfaces existing and emerging between painting/painter/painting. Through experimentation, intervention, collaboration and performative iterations the concept of liminality is posited as an expanded painterly language that operates as a form of meaning-making in the enactment and encounter of painting.