Jennifer Bailey (b. 1984, Beckenham, UK) currently lives and works in London. Her work explores the permeability of art and other forms of production to societal structures, desire, capital and paid work. She sometimes includes her family and friends in her work. She graduated from the MFA programme at Glasgow School of Art in 2013. Outside of her art practice, Bailey works in education.


2022        Small Room, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, UK (solo)

Selected exhibitions 

2021        Photographs, containers and an interview, Small Room, Montreal, CA (solo)
2020        ATM, Gallery Malmo, Edinburgh, UK (solo)
2019        Only nothing, Rhubaba, Edinburgh, UK 
2018        Bone Meal, The Hidden Gardens, Tramway, Glasgow, UK  
2016        Will I Make a Good Father, Mother, Sister? Collective, Edinburgh, UK (solo)
                A Brief History of Girliness, Space in Between, London, UK (solo)
                Women and Walls, Reflektor M, Munich, DE  
2015        Flats, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow (solo), UK
2015        That’s Genetic, cur. Simon Gowing, 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow, UK 
2014        Mood is Made/Temperature is Taken, cur. Quinn Latimer, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, UK                     
                How to Live in a Flat, The Tetley, Leeds, UK 
                Display, Flip Project Space, Bari, IT 
                Sarah, Space in Between, London, UK (solo)
2013        Group, Neoterismoi Toumazou, Nicosia, CY 
                Quantum Leap, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, SE and Embassy, Edinburgh, UK 
2012        Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA, London, and Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK 
                It’s Hard to Find a Good Lamp, Rhubaba, Edinburgh, UK 
2010        No Soul for Sale, Auto Italia, Tate Modern, London, UK 
2008        Epic, Auto Italia, London, UK


2018        Gianna Tommaso. Glasgow International 2018., 18 June
2016        Neil Cooper. Jennifer Bailey – Will I Make a Good Father, Mother, Sister? The List, 14, July 2016
                Sophie Risner. Jennifer Bailey: A brief history of girliness., 19 April
2015        Laura Campbell. That’s Genetic. The List, 8 October 2015
                Richard Taylor. Best exhibitions of 2015: a-n writers pick their top five shows., 15 December 2015
2014        Susannah Thompson. Mood is Made/Temperature is Taken. Art Review, October 2014
                Quinn Latimer. Vibing: Or, Mood, Made; Temperature, Taken. Publication to accompany exhibition, July 2014
                Cyprus Dossier (journal). ‘Fellow Human - Άδρωπε μου', issue 7.
                Francesca Gavin. Ten Girls Ruling the Exhibition World. Dazed Digital, 22 January
2013        Martine Rouleau. Bloomberg New Contemporaries. Esse, 77, winter
2012        Laura Cumming. Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012. The Observer, 2 December

Residencies, awards etc., 

2016       Cass Sculpture Foundation/West Dean College ceramics residency, Sussex, UK
               Hospitalfield Autumn Visual Arts residency, Arbroath, UK
               Satellites Programme 2016, Collective, Edinburgh, UK
               Arts Council England Grant for the Arts
               Hope Scott Trust award
               A-N Professional Development Bursary
2015       Glasgow Visual Art & Craft Award
2014       Studio Projects residency, Market Gallery, Glasgow
2013       Wellcome Scholarship, Glasgow School of Art
2012       The Thomas and Margaret Roddan Bursary, Glasgow School of Art


2013      MFA, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK 
2007      Museum Studies credit, University of California, Berkeley, US 
2006      BA Fine Art (Honours) Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK