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 practice explores my experience of disability as an autistic woman, in particular looking at frameworks of self-care and crip time. Rest, including sleep, accessibility, experimentation, and play are central themes in my practice and works. My current work looks at self-regulating practices like stimming, incorporating movement and the creation of supportive structures that support my disability every day.
Many of my works are touchable, as I personally am a very tactile person and feel the strongest connections to artworks that I can experience through touch.
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 practices from her home studio.