I am a video, performance and installation artist who works with colour, soft structures, movement, and spatial interventions to create immersive and playful interactive environments.
My current investigation seeks to construct a set of personal frameworks for the self-management of my disability: fibromyalgia is a condition where the central nervous system is overexcited resulting in episodic flares of widespread pain, fatigue, and cognitive impairment. This investigation is broad, and stems from treatment started under the guidance of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Rheumatology team, it explores gentle movement, prescription exercises, stimming and self-regulation, and the design and implementation of supportive life structures.
Bailee is a queer, disabled artist born in Whanganui, Aotearoa, 1989 . She graduated from the University of New South Wales – Art and Design in 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours. She is a founding member of the performance collective Show Us Your Teeth and served on the committee of the Sydney based ARI AIRspace Projects. In 2018 she co-curated In Motion; a festival and three-week exhibition that incorporated video, kinetic sculpture, performance, and sound based work. Her work Restful Heart was selected as the Supreme Award Winner in Changing Threads Contemporary Textile and Fibre Art Awards, 2021. Bailee works with video, electronics, textiles and light to create immersive installation and performance work.
Bailee currently lives and works in Te Whanganui-A-Tara, Aotearoa (Wellington, New Zealand), where she is a resident of Toi Pōneke Arts Centre Artist Studios.