About the Artist

About the Artist

Painter Alexandra Bailliere lives and works in Northern California, a landscape she finds both intoxicating and intimidating. Her process begins with the digital and then becomes analog as she works in the traditional medium of oil on canvas. Her inspiration comes from iPhone photos she snaps during walks or drives in the San Francisco Bay Area combined with elements from an amalgamation of unspecific landscapes from screensavers, Google image searches and AI-generated landscapes. The resulting paintings are invented landscapes that pull elements and colors from a myriad of sources. Bailliere is interested in the patterns of nature, and how with all of their unkempt wildness, the many conflicting patterns converge harmoniously.


Bailliere holds an MFA in visual art 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. While on a Duke junior year abroad in Paris, she studied art history at the Université de Paris and painting at the Académie de Port-Royal. Bailliere spent a high school semester at the Cleveland Institute of Art in Lacoste, France where she focused solely on drawing and painting. While in grade school, she attended Saturday high school drawing classes at the Maryland Institute College of Art in her hometown of Baltimore. She has been drawing and painting since the age of six when her favorite place to be was seated at a small yellow table in her bedroom, painting, drawing, creating puppets from paper mâché or making collages.

In addition to sustaining an active studio practice, Bailliere is an adjunct professor of art at Contra Costa College where she teaches drawing and painting.

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 2022 painting "Look Up!" was the subject of a long-term outdoor public art installation in downtown Mill Valley, California from October 2022 through March, 2023 and is now part of the permanent collection of The Redwoods. Her work is included in many corporate and private collections.

Bailliere's work is represented by Hang Art in San Francisco. Please direct inquiries to info@hangart.com.

Portrait photo credit to Anne Sherwood.