Aliana Grace Bailey thrives off of the use of vibrant colors, intricate textures, patterns, and bold typography. Her primary practices include graphic design, digital collaging, printmaking, and the study of color, movement, and texture through abstract and non-representational paintings. Her work often features commentary on black culture and feminist studies. Fusing a variety of mediums, Aliana uses her art as a means to explore and manifest awareness of self and the world around her.
Self-concept is her power source. Her appreciation for the creative process runs deep and concurrently with personal and spiritual growth. Through her art, Aliana uses herself as a subject, whether in human form, channeling of emotions, or exploring her heightened awareness to subtle stimuli as an empath. Through expression of self and her life’s work, she has witnessed the power of visual arts to enhance, inspire, and promote positivity, self-worth, and the overall well-being of individuals and communities.
In May of 2014, Aliana graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a Bachelors of Social Work and a Bachelors of Visual Arts & Design. Aliana is a working artist and graphic designer, pursuing a practice in the intersection of art, design, and social impact.