Artist's Statement ::
Amadea Bailey is an American artist born in Germany in 1957. As a child she lived in Switzerland, Colorado, and Kenya, East Africa. Though the experience of all these places has touched her, it is Africa which has remained in her spirit and has had the most profound impact on her and on her work as an artist. The wide open spaces, the overwhelming presence of nature and the saturated light which she encountered there continue to drive and inspire her work today.
1960"s Painter / Jazz stylist
studied 1960-1975 Wade Street Collective Arts,Chicago
with a broad range of brilliant artists including Patricia(Sandy) Bennett
multi-media/ Ronald Julius Christensen,
painting/Frank Furch sculpture and welding / Jack McCrate
paiinting,composition, et cetera
Selected Exhibitions: ::
1970-1980 The Studio Chicago. Working within this group of artists of
every type brought about a striking development of Diana's painting and the
beginnings of her performance art conceapts.
1972 MYOHO at the Museum of Contemporary Art,
Chicago. a visual musical performance art piece produced at the MCA as part
of the Sunday Conceart Series.
1973-1990 lived and worked in N.Y.C. while refining h er unique style This
important period led to
1980 One Woman Show Fedele Gallery
57th and Madison NYC
1981 Carneegie Hall Concert,NYC performance of MYOHO
as part of "Women in Jazz" series produced by the Newport Jazz Festival.
This piece included the visual arts.
Aollections Patricia Bennet,N.J.....Gale Christensen,Naples....Anametrics
Rehkemper Design, Chicago et cetera
National Endowment for the Arts. Recipient of an individual grant for the
purpose of developing her painting over a 1-3
year period culminating in three free exhibitions for the
people of the lower East Side, Manhattan.
1990 living in Chicago. Painting intensively.
1996 Solo Exhibition "The Bop Shop" Chicago
The Peace Museum Chicago