About the Artist
Alexandra Bailliere is a Sausalito, California-based visual artist. Her work explores themes of memory and the passage of time. Though she has worked across media boundaries, first and foremost, she is a painter. Bailliere mostly paints from direct observation, although at times she paints from photographs she captures of a place. Through her paintings, Bailliere relies on color temperature to convey not just the visual aspects of a scene, but also how it might have felt, the time of day, the fragrances and the sense of place. Bailliere often paints the natural world as the ultimate in capturing the fragility of a moment and the ephemerality of time.
Bailliere holds an MFA from Mills College, a BA cum laude in French from Duke University with extensive coursework in visual art and art history, and a post-bac in visual art and design from UC Berkeley. During high school, Bailliere spent a semester at the Cleveland Institute of Art in Lacoste, France where she focused solely on painting and drawing.
Bailliere's work has been presented at the Mills College Art Museum, the Worth Ryder Gallery at UC Berkeley, the Berkeley Art Center, the Palo Alto Art Center and the Five Points Arts Gallery in Torrington, Connecticut, among other venues. Bailliere was a recipient of the Being Human residency at the Palo Alto Art Center in 2018, and in 2016, she was a finalist for a residency fellowship at the Headlands Center of the Arts. Her work is included in many corporate and private collections. Bailliere's work is currently the subject of a long-term outdoor public art installation in downtown Mill Valley, California until March, 2023. Please refer to Bailliere's CV for more detail.
In addition to sustaining an active studio practice, Bailliere teaches painting in continuing education at College of Marin and San Francisco City College and leads workshops for Ruth's Table, an intergenerational artspace in San Francisco based on the life and work of Ruth Asawa. She feels fortunate to be able to share her deep knowledge of art practice with the world through her teaching.