Ms. Bailey is a magnificent visual artist who uses lessons learned in school and in her personal life to create thought-provoking pieces that urge the viewer to ask deeper, more intimate questions about themselves.
Bailey’s work both remarks on social and cultural issues that are worth having the public notice, and have personally helped me in my own profession and personal life. Not only had it inspired me to continue working and encourage me to further develop my voice is an artist, but also healed me of personal experiences that I am still recovering from to this day. Her passion and determination in having her work serve the greater good, inspired me to do the same with my own and is partly the reason why I founded my brand which is focused on supporting emerging contemporary artists whose work relate, or addresses, contemporary topics and issues.
Aliana utilizes her work to share intellectual and creative insights with audiences in and outside the gallery spaces. I am happy to see that Aliana’s work continues to push on spiritual, social, and reflective parts of ourselves. I found my experiences with Aliana to be opportunities rather than responsibilities. She is a smart designer and an insightful artist. Her expressive self goes well beyond talent, skill, and technique. She has entered the life-long pursuit of expression, craft, and time. Aliana’s dedication and desire to leave things better than she found them, makes her an asset for any organization, residency, or social group.
Aliana’s design captured perfectly the tone of the market and integrated a bold new color scheme, while staying true to our more conservative, vintage-style logo. Customers have responded positively to her design as it draws attention with its boldness. Aliana has a keen awareness of how images translate between online and physical mediums and we look forward to using parts of her postcard design on our website as well.
Aliana helped us brand a holiday pop-up shop in Silver Spring. She listened to our vision for the shop and understood exactly what we were going for. She incorporated her work into the design for an abstract take on a holiday show. She turned around the designs very quickly and definitely gave us plenty of options to work with. She is a great designer and we can’t recommend her enough!
Aliana is a great listener, team player and someone you can count on to work until the job is finished. As an artist, she is always growing and not afraid to try new things. She has her own voice and we think that voice is exciting.
Aliana’s creative contributions provided a colorful visual measure to the safety program in developing safety awareness to the hazard assessment program, for both training support and hazard recognition in the exhibit production studio spaces throughout the shops. Her actions spoke louder than words each day under my supervision, as assignments and projects were rendered. In such a short time frame, she displayed a level of professionalism and focus, that had set the bar for many to follow. I know her commitment to creative expression and the quest of making a “better difference” in the things she sees, touches and hears, her visual response will bring forth the balance of successful measure for the public eye to embrace.
The beauty of Aliana’s artwork lies in the subtlety of its meaning. What seems to be a beautiful pastiche of color and textile sometimes gives way to darker themes, as in her remarkable Exploited Entertainment tribute to Sarah Baartman. Her work echoes that of Alma Thomas, and her use of color is masterful. When put together with the package of a person who is dependable, intelligent, and very articulate and expressive and you have Aliana Grace Bailey, an artist and a force to be reckoned with.
Aliana has created many beautiful fliers for me and her craft is unmeasured. Always colorfully precise, Aliana’s work is well received by audiences because it provides them with a satisfying visual experience, and a clear understanding of what type of event is taking place. From my very first house party to the launch of my art collective, Aliana has lended her artistic services, and for that I will be forever grateful.