My Name is Bailey Race or RaileyBacePrints. (depending on who you ask)
I have no idea what I’m doing with this whole art thing.
(But I’m swinging for the fences.)
Before moving to Charm City and going to art school, I lived in a small, middle of nowhere town near Rochester, NY. While there, I had absolutely no training or focus in the arts at all, and I spent most of my time snowboarding, playing soccer, watching movies, or listening to music while playing video games. It wasn't until my senior year of high school that I started to get involved with art and left my path to being an engineer behind. I was involved in a snowboard crash that caused me to go "Hey wait, I'm not going to be happy doing this!", so I took a second to re-evaluate where I was going, and decided to try something that I've never tried before, doing the whole art thing.
It wasn't easy to get to where I am, being quite honest I thought about giving up numerous times when I first started school and being an artist, but a little cricket on my shoulder told me to buck up and push forward, so I did. Bouncing between Graphic Design, Illustration, Architectural Design, and Sound Art, I finally landed myself in Printmaking, where I finally felt right at home. Soon after that, I tried screenprinting, and the rest, as they say, is history. I fell in love on the spot and knew immediately that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.
So now, with a squeegee in one hand, and a song library of over five thousand songs in the other, I am attempting to fight crime and take on the world of art all at the same time, and having a kick-ass time doing it.
Clients Include: LiveNation (The Wiltern, The Theater of Living Arts), The National, Mt. Joy, Yoke Lore, Brother Moses, Cleopatrick, Northern National.
"Remembering to Forget, Forgetting to Remember." Solo Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art Gateway Gallery, Baltimore, MD. Oct. - Nov. 2018
“IPCNY National Print-Fest” Pop-Up group exhibition, Caelum Gallery, New York, NY. October 2018.
"New Prints", Group Exhibition, Advanced printmaking work from MICA, UARTS and Tyler, Second State Press, Philadelphia, PA. Group Show, February 2018.