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Cheree' clAy B, BFA
Contemporary Artist & Scholar
Instagram: the_art.ist_clay

            Cheree' Clay Bailey, Artist and scholar of Riverdale GA, had an early start at Art@Work at Studioplex in Atlanta for two consecutive summers as an apprentice artist. The same year, alongside artists Kevin Cole and George Galbreath, Clay led the Art Club at the Westlake High School in 2009.  Thereafter, Clay was accepted to the undergraduate program at Atlanta Metropolitan (State) College.  She received an Associate’s Degree in Art under the mentorship of artist and sculptor Jason Sweet; artist and critic, Christopher Hutchinson; and educator and painter, Aimee Miller. While at the Atlanta Metropolitan, Clay served a semester as vice president of the colleges Art Club. The following year, in 2012, Clay was selected to intern at Rising Sons Lounge in Underground Atlanta with renowned illustrator and performing artist Fahamu Pécou, for three months.
                In 2013 Bailey entered Columbus State University (CSU) to study painting under the instruction of Orion Wertz. Selected by Professor Wertz to study with renowned painter Bo Barlett in March of 2015 at Swift Mill Studios.  Clay participated in the 21st and 22nd  Annual Juried Art Exhibition held in the Bay Gallery at CSU. Clay’s painting was selected as the 1st Place winner by juror Jiha Moon for the 22nd Juried Art Exhibition in 2014. The following summer in July 2015, was Clays first solo held in Riverdale GA, Clay's home town. In closing, Clay hopes to continue excelling and maturing within conceptual art practice, education, exhibiting and speaking about the works. Clay plans to graduate and receive her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art, December 2016.

Curriculum Vitae
Columbus State University (BFA in Studio Art)                                                                                         August      2013   –  May 13, 2017
Atlanta Metropolitan (State) College( ASSO of Art)                                                             January    2010  –   December, 2012

Creative Assistant @ Swift Mill Studio                                                                                   January    2015  –    March 2015
Black Art in America (BAIA) and Shop BAIA Online
Seteria and Najee Dorsey (Contemporary Collagist and Art Dealer(s))
Columbus, GA

Teachers Assistant @ South Fulton Arts Center                                                                   June         2012  -     July 2012
Bwana Jackson (Teen Academy 2012)
Tae Earl-Jackson (Program Director)
College Park, GA

Internship @ Rising Sons Lounge                                                                                           September 2011 -     December 2011
Fahamu Pecou (Performance Artist and  Contemporary Illustrator)
Atlanta, GA

Apprenticeship                @ Studioplex                                                                                     June          2006 -      July 2006
Devanie Schilpp(Glass) & Debbie Hutchinson (Metal)
Tae Earl-Jackson (Program Director)                                                                       
Atlanta, GA                        

Apprenticeship                @ Studioplex                                                                                     June           2006 -       July 2005
Devanie Schilpp & Victoria Jo Washington (Glass & jewelry)
Tae Earl-Jackson (Program Director)
Atlanta, GA

Certificate of Recognition: 2nd place in XL EX, Juror: Julio Mejia, Atlanta GA 

Student Research and Creative Endeavors Research Grant, Columbus GA 

Studio Artist in Residence, Black Art in America, Columbus GA

Nominated for Bo Bartlett's Master Class by Bo Bartlett, Columbus GA

2015     Dean Senior Choice Award, cash recipient, Columbus GA

2015     Student Research and Creative Endeavors Research Grant, Columbus GA 

2015       Certificate of Completion of Bo Bartlett’s Master Class, Columbus GA

2015       22nd Juried Exhibit,  1st place finalist and cash recipient, Juror: Jiha Moon, Columbus GA

2015       Nominated for Bo Bartlett’s Master Class by Orion Wertz, Columbus, GA

2012       Outstanding Academic Achievement, Atlanta Metropolitan (State) College, Atlanta Ga

2011       Outstanding Academic Achievement(Deans List),  Atlanta Metropolitan (State) College, Atlanta GA

2010       Outstanding Academic Achievement (Deans List), Atlanta Metropolitan (State) College, Atlanta GA

 SELECTED EXHIBITION RECORD (*solo exhibits marked with asterisk)

2017          XL EX, Atlanta Metro State College, Curator: Diamond Bradley, Juror: Julio Mejia, Atlanta GA

2017          Tower Day, Schuster and Davidson Lounge, Curator: Hannah Israel,
Columbus GA

2017          Divine Feminine, Tila Studios, Curator: Tiffany Latrice, East Point GA

2016      Tower Day, Davidson Lounge, Curator Hannah Israel

     Apprehension, Illges Gallery, Curator Hannah Israel, Columbus GA

2015         MENDS, Seaboard Depot, Curator: Mike McFalls, Columbus Ga

2015      Open Studio, Seaboard Depot, Curator: Hannah Israel, Columbus GA

2015     Pattern Play II,  Biggins Gallery, collaborative with Creighton Michael, Auburn Al

2015       *Conversations in Art, Riverdale Centre, Curators: Cie Cie McGhee & Kim Brown, Riverdale GA

2015       22nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Columbus State University, Curator: Hannah Israel Juror: Jiha Moon ,Columbus GA

2014       Open Studio, Seaboard Depot, Curator: Hannah Israel, Columbus GA

2014        21st  Annual Juried Art Exhibition, The Bay Gallery, Curator Hannah Israel, Juror: YeonJin Kim, Columbus GA

2012        Cult of Personality, Doog Gallery, Curators: Phokus Artist & Doog, Midtown GA

2010       Artistry, Atlanta Metropolitan College, Curator AMC art Club, Atlanta GA

2010       Amplified, Atlanta Metropolitan College, Curator: AMC Art Club, Atlanta GA

2006       2nd Annual Art Exhibition, Southwest Art Center, College Park GA

2006       Forged and Fused, Studioplex, Curators: Art@work, Atlanta GA

2005       House of Fusion, Studioplex, Curators: Art@work, Atlanta GA

2015       *Conversations in Art, Riverdale Centre, Curators: Cie Cie McGhee & Kim Brown, Riverdale GA

The Courier Vol. 1,  Edition 30, Thursday: May 12, 2016; Page 12.  Young Professionals On The Move  by Nadine Haralson

2016 Guest Artist speaker on

Bo Bartlett Master Class Application 2016, Photo by Paul Naumnic

2013      Photo for grand opening of the “Seaport Depot” art lab, photographs by Kenny Gray

2012       IExploitYou Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1, written by Independent Agents, Atlanta GA

2012    President of Atlanta Metropolitan Art Club, Atlanta GA

2010      VP of Atlanta Metropolitan Art Club, Atlanta Ga

2016      Black Art in America, Columbus Ga

2015      Columbus State University, Columbus Ga

2015      Bo Bartlett Studios, Columbus Ga

2015      Riverdale City Hall & Town Centre, Riverdale Ga

                Various Private Collectors

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