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ALIANA GRACE BAILEY 🌺🌻🌸🌷  art. design. social good. self-love + wellness. mica community arts student ~ teacher ~ ncat alum ~ dc native ~ thrives in vibrant color + feels.

that indescribable art event high 💕🌻🌸🌷 thank you to everyone who came out last saturday for the opening reception of “A Body to Follow” 🌿 i’m so proud and grateful to be a part of @transformerdc E15 FIBERS. shoutout to the crew @downtowntropico @alanna_reeves_art @rachelschechtman 💕💕💕 i loved learning, growing, and exploring with you all these past few months 💕💕💕
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On exhibit through August 18th • at @transformerdc .
E15: A Body to Follow focuses on fiber and textile as medium, history, and a means of survival. Considering the concept of the ‘survival thread’, artists Aliana Grace Bailey, Rachel Schechtman, Dulcina Abreu, and Alanna Reeves explore issues surrounding the body, security, identity, and connection to nature and family. These themes are introduced through new installation-based projects, varying in material, production, and sustainability.
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#installationart #fiberart #identity #body #womanhood #family #conceptual #conceptualart #dcart #dcartists #transformerdc #acreativedc #womenartists #interactiveart #dcexhibitions #freeindc #blackartist #selflove #healing #thebody #blackgirlmagic #blackart #naturalhair #naturalista #textileart #abodytofollow

i’m all moved out 🌷of course i couldn’t leave without photographing the space that’s been my sanctuary over the past year & 7 months. or my soul room as my homie ibi calls it. this has truly been my sacred space. i did a lot of growing here. spiritually, professionally, and artistically. this space gave me peace of mind and balance 🌻🌷🌸💕 every time i got sad about leaving i thought back to my homie @thisissamp saying “don't be. you're progressing” 💫 change is cool.
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#dcartsstudios #dcartist #dcart #dcnative #artstudio #sacredspace #acreativedc #mixedmediaartist #artist #abstractartist #communityart #communityartist #sanctuary #sanctuariesdc

after work move ✨ today 6 - 8pm for the opening reception. on view through june 15th, gallery hours 9am-6pm. artist talk & closing party june 15th ✨
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We Got Next: Young Contemporaries features a group of black artists, all millennial, from the area and slightly beyond. “Having next” is a colloquial term used to place one’s self in the lineup of a game, but here it is applied to the queue of life. These artists have next because they are embracing a new phase of their work, their career and ultimately themselves. Learning new things and using old techniques and inspirations to develop newness.
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💕 so happy to be a part of this 💕 curated by @chocolatechipcheetah • flyer designer by monet ray @beautyintheedark
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#blackartists #dcartists #contemporaryart #blackness #chocolatecity #transition #transformation #wegotnext #abstractart #artists #blackart #dcart #dmvart #mixedmediaart #dcevents #dcartevents

i’m behind on sharing things as i tend to be. so much love and gratitude to @latelagallery + @bluebirdskyyoga 🌸🌻🌷🌺 my “Love: Inward/Outward” mixed media piece has been adorning their altar all month long ✨ which means so much 🙏🏽✨🧘🏾‍♀️💕 a lot of love went into this piece. i’ve been inspired to make more like this recently.
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• background on this work •
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I was inspired by the beautiful circular movement of a dancer's flowing skirt, the expression it holds, and the theme of love.
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This piece began with research inside Rio Carnaval. It really gave me the behind the scenes look at the process of Carnaval for different communities; from the competitiveness and financial stress to the designing of floats, props, costumes, and coming up with a theme. The process is what intrigued me. My theme is love.
Love has a story. It comes in different colors, purposes, magnitude, and impact. It's the relationship we have with our friends, family, artistry, significant other, complete strangers or something as simple as the nature that surrounds us. It's a lifelong journey of experiences, growth, and perspective; beginning inward with ourselves as the root. 🌿🌷🌹🌺🌸🌻
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#spiritualart #spirituality #art #healing #mixedmediaart #abstractart #yogaandart #artandyoga #yogi #yoga #meditation #mediationart #blackartists #acreativedc #dcart #dcartist #blackcreatives #selflove #love #selfawareness #gratitude #altar #yogaaltar #sacred #alianagracebailey

i’ve been on a very intentional journey this year 🌸 of figuring out how to be a better me. being an empath has its highs & lows. beauty. power. & struggles. it’s a gift and has been a huge part of my identity my entire life. since before i even knew there was a classification i could relate it to. being an empath has shaped my life. and i’m forever thankful for the role it’s played in making me the passionate person i am today. i’m determined to better cope with the challenges and ignite the full power that comes with it.
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a goal i set this year is to better understand. navigate. protect. and harness these gifts. i’m doing pretty good so far. and i’m proud of me. the development of greater self-awareness never stops ✨
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in addition to other things, i got these new books last month and have loved diving in. i’m always open to connecting to other people who can relate. it can be isolating, so i’m here 🤗💕 once i figure enough of this out for myself, my goal is to work with others who identify as an empath too ✨🌸🌷🌺✨
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#empath #selfawareness #gifts #love #selflove #selfcare #selfdevelopment #journey #highlysensitiveperson #hsp #empathartist #empathproblems #empatheticbadass #empathrising #empathsofinstagram #empathsunite #empathhealing #blackempath #blackartist #blackcreative #empathjourney #intuition #stimulation #spirituality #wellness #mentalhealth #spiritualheath #healer

much love to @transformerdc for such an amazing philly experience. E15: FIBERS 🌸🌸🌸🌸 from opening parties to artist studio visits to museums to thrifting to great convos about what it means to be an emerging artist in dc ✨ this weekend was perfect & a great getaway✨ we’ll be back. a lot 😂💕💕
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#emergingartist #dctophilly #phillyart #fiberart #textileart #transformerdc #blackartist #philadelphiaart #blackwomeninart #pocart #joy #passion #artlife #artcareer #abstractartist #abstrastpainter #mixedmedia

why not #artvsartist ✨💕🌸🌻🌷✨ “Thriving off of vibrant colors, intricate patterns, bold typography, and raw emotion—I use art as a means to explore and manifest my awareness of self, black womanhood, the world, and all things sacred to me. By practicing vulnerability, self-love, and empathy—I hope to inspire the same in others.
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I want to give viewers a sense of joy, healing, and a reminder of how to love—themselves and the world.”
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#artvsartist #ArtvArtist #blackartists #blackart #blacklove #blackcreatives #blackwomeninthearts #dcartists #womeninthearts #selflove #abstractart #artist #communityarts #fiberarts #textileart #typography #blackgirlswhopaint #blackgirlmagic #acreativedc #blackness #afroart #africanamericanart #colortheory #hbcugrad #aggieartist #hbcupride #ncat #blackgirlsrock #blackgirlfly #youngblackartists

it’s LIT 💫 i’m so excited and thankful to be one of the participating artists in Transformer’s E15: FIBERS ✨🙏🏽✨ excited for this journey over the next few months & everything that will come out of it ✨🌻🌸🌷
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transformer's exercises works as a peer critique and mentorship program, bringing together a small group of dc-area emerging artists for bi-weekly meetings with mentors, curators, gallerists, critics, as well as transformer staff and peer artists.
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artists will be focusing on fiber arts and textiles as medium, issues of technical production, gender, identity, and relevance.
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exhibition coming in july 🤗🌸
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many thanks @transformerdc 💫
#transformerdc #e15fibers #fiberarts #textile #textileart #emergingartist #dcartists #dcart #growth #nature #plantlife #print #pattern #abstract #dcgalleries #acreativedc #fiberartsdc

so much art & things this month ✨ i’ll be moving out my studio by june so i’ve gotta take this all in & work, work, work 💕🌸🌻✨🌷
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#painter #mixedmediaartist #abstractart #abstract #colortheory #studiolife #artiststudio #dcartist #acreativedc #blackcreatives #blackartist #dcart #artsupplies #art #visualart #alianagrace #alianagracebailey

2017—art builds confidence 🌷 i’ve always had a strong will to live life the way i genuinely desire to. despite whatever judgement. disapproval. or isolation may come from it. and i owe that to both my introversion and my artistry.
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between the two, i developed a strong sense of who i am. art taught me how to process emotions. identify. cope through hard times. and hold tough conversations. it gave me a means to communicate all the bold parts of myself without relying on words or trying to prove it through behaviors. introversion and art taught me patience and showed me that the inner experience is always enough to keep me full 🌸
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being an athlete before this art life took centerstage definitely played a role too ✨
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#arteducation #artadvocate #artmatters #figure #selfportrait #healing #introvert #expression #body #blackartists #awareness #selflove #selfconfidence #introversion #arttherapy #athlete #introvert #quiet
#acreativedc #veryblack #blackart #alianagracebailey #mixedmedia #collageart #mentalhealth #blackbody #blackcreative #blackartist #empath #africanamericanart #textileart

2017 self-portrait—i love exploring the body in my art. as it relates to themes of self-love. sexuality. intimacy. womanhood. blackness. and introspection 🌸 i’ve always used myself as a subject the most. because for me, at the root of why i make art, it’s the spiritual connection. it’s always been about connecting to my inner self.
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#selfportrait #collage #blackart #blackartist #naturalhair #visualart #figure #body #exploration #artthemes #portrait #acreativedc #blackcreatives #spirituality #spiritualart #selflove #intimacy #womanhood #flowers #blossom #growth #blackness #blackbody #blackwoman #blackwomanart #blackportrait #veryblack #africanamericanart

my weekend was filled with so much inspiration + @sanctuariesdc joy ✨🌸🌺🌻🌷✨ saturday @thatmanben & i were invited to speak with the current AMAZING artists of the arts activism training program we both graduated from on how the arts create social change and facilitated an activity putting it into practice ✨ these crews are phenomenal and the collaboration between art forms were powerful. .
sunday i helped out facilitating a workshop with a youth group participating in the March for Our Lives demonstration against gun violence happening this saturday the 24th.
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i’m always so incredibly proud and inspired by youth standing up. listening to what sparks the fire within them. finding their place in activism. owning their voice and being open to the process of finding it✨ it also reminds me of the importance of youth having a community they feel they belong to. somewhere they can go. a community to be vulnerable with. discuss their fears and hopes. build with. heal with. mobilize with. ask questions. and feel safe to be their true selves. my hope is for everyone to have that. and play a role in creating that safe space for others ✨
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#artactivism #sanctuariesdc #protestart #screenprinting #visualart #socialchange #activismdc #socialimpact #safespace #community #multiculturalorganizing #wemarch #artforsocialchange #acreativedc #marchforourlives #youthactivism #communityart

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