Lindsey Bailey Cakecrush Profile 1

Howdy! I'm Lindsey Bailey.

I am so excited to be teaching art back overseas!! I'm in China!! Yay! ❤️ Beyond my own studio practice, I am the Creative Arts Coordinator and PYP Art Teacher at Nantong Stalford International School and facilitate community projects around the world. Connection is the one mainstay I look for when I am teaching and making art. I look for ways to connect with viewers, ways to connect to my students, ways my students can connect to each other and the outside world, and ways I can find connections to ideas and references that I found previously closed off or difficult to enter. Connection is physical and emotional, subtle and furtive. In 2008, I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art. In 2010, I graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) with a Master of Arts in Community Arts. And in 2016 I graduated with my second masters degree, a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art, also from MICA. 

Download my CV here or read more about my projects on my portfolio page.

I don't just make art, I make friends.

I believe that art has the power to connect people across all boundaries. People, places, and things inspire me. I busily overload my iPhone with pictures while forging new friendships in my travels. 

I lived with an elephant for 3 days and tangled with tigers in Thailand. I love India so much that I even studied Bhangra and Rajasthani Folk Dance at the Delhi Dance Academy. I learned the hard way to always travel with cash and not cards ever since being stranded penniless in Hanoi, prior to being stuck on a train for 37 hours traveling to central Vietnam during a monsoon. My favorite city in the world is New York because it never sleeps and has an insatiable energy!

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I also chronicle my life on a blog.

Sometimes I talk about my students and their artwork. Other times I share kick-ass projects that other people are doing. But mostly it's a lot of pictures, travel diaries, and awesome people having fun.

Check it out here