MK Bailey creates narrative figure-based paintings and experimental landscapes that reflect her experience of the world. She uses oil, acrylic, and digital mediums to explore themes of loneliness, nostalgia, and femininity. Her work has been in group and juried exhibitions both regionally and nationally, and has recently been shown at Target Gallery, Hillyer IA&A, Gallery 102, and VisArts Center.
Bailey grew up in Virginia and is currently based in Washington DC. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from the University of Virginia and also briefly studied painting at the University of the Arts London during spring semester, 2015. In addition to working in her studio, Bailey teaches acrylic painting at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, where she was the 2020 Gallery Artist in Residence.