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Alvin Community College
Department of Art
News Release
Saturday, March 05, 2011

Bailey’s artwork chosen for Budapest exhibit


“Toxigenic,” a mixed media artwork by Krysten Bailey, was chosen for an international juried exhibition sponsored by the Hungarian Multicultural Center that will be on display at the Ferencvarosi Gallery in Budapest May 26 through June 21.


“Artists from all over the world chose to submit works of art in two-dimensional media sized 9-by-12 inches or smaller to a panel of judges who have final pick on a select number of artists and works to exhibit at the gallery in Budapest,” Bailey, who is an art instructor at Alvin Community College, said. “I first learned about this opportunity through my membership to the College Art Association, which lists on its website links to upcoming art shows and contests.”


Toxigenic is part of a new collection of mixed media prints that she has been developing since the beginning of the year.


“My prints explore the human body, its growth, transformation, deterioration and decay,” Bailey expressed. “The work considers physical and psychological complexities surrounding body and self-perception through a combination of figurative imagery, process, texture, and atmosphere.”


“I am currently also exploring myself, the human form and its intricacies from the ‘inside out’ through traditional and non-traditional figurative work, using mixed media drawing techniques in combination with monotype printmaking,” she continued. “Through process of manipulating form, layering ink, watercolor, and graphite, I hope to discover something greater and perhaps expose hidden layers of my own physical form and metaphysical self.”

Bailey, who is originally from Texas, has a master’s degree in Fine Arts, with specializations in printmaking and mixed media, from the University of Connecticut.

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