American, b. 1951, Pittsburgh, California, based in the Washington D.C.

Brian Dailey’s work in a variety of mediums including photography, film, installations, and painting engages with the social, political, and cultural issues of our times. His life journey and its many peregrinations since launching his art career in Los Angeles in the 1970s have led him on a path of many surprising twists and turns, encapsulated in his creative vision as a self-described storyteller. Dailey’s art reflects his unconventional evolution as an artist and multifaceted life experiences, which include national level involvement in arms control and international security. The artist’s unusual experiences, which he approached with the same curiosity that has driven his art in diverse media, continue to provide a fertile source of inspiration in his unconventional creative practice such as the global video installation WORDS (2012-2018). Dailey has had solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., and Bulgaria and participated in a number of group shows in the United States, Europe, and Russia. His mid-career retrospective Declassified: Unraveling a Paradoxtook place at Bulgaria’s National Art Gallery in Sophia in 2014.

 

Education

Otis Art Institute, MFA, 1975

University of Southern California, PhD 1987 (Arms control, Russian studies, diplomatic history, dissertation on the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty)

Brian Dailey’s works are shown at The Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center, January 11 – February 8, 2019. Opening reception 5-7pm, January 23. The exhibition is organized The Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center in collaboration with the Department of Photography and Media of the Alexandria Campus of NOVA.  

 

 

“GEOPOLITICAL PERFORMANCE”, by JULIANA BIONDO, OCTOBER 17, 2018, BmoreArt

DC-Based Artist Brian Dailey Confronts the Overlaps Between Art and Politics After a Career Working in Government and Tech

2018

       Brian Dailey: Polytropos, Baahng Gallery, New York, NY

       WORDS: Brian Dailey’s Contemporary Tower of Babel, American University Art Museum, Washington DC

2017

       An Odyssey: Brian Dailey Digital Work, Dupont Underground, Washington DC

       America in Color, Beacon Investment Corporation, Chicago, IL 

2016

       America in Color, Beacon Investment Corporation, Chicago, IL (through 2017)

2015

       America in Color, Beacon Investment Corporation, Washington D.C. (through 2017)

       Bulgaria in Democracy, City Art Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria 

       Bulgaria in Democracy, National Assembly, Sophia, Bulgaria 

2014

       Declassified: Unraveling a Paradox, National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria 

       Jikai, Times Square Art Alliance, Midnight Moment, New York, NY 

2013

       Tableau Vivant and Project Morpheus, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York, NY 

2012

       America in Color, Curated by Simon Watson, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York, NY

2018

       Absence and Presence: Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, Washington DC 

2017

        Fathom Experiment #4: Venus is Venus is Venus, Dupont Underground, Washington DC

       TOGETHER: The Work of Paula Ballo Dailey and Brian Dailey, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington DC 

       Alchemical Vessels, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington DC 

2016

      UP TO US, Pro Humanitate Institute, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 

       GEOMETRIX: Line, Form, Subversion, Curator’s Office @ Gallery 2112, Washington D.C.

2015

       Jikai, Recent Acquisitions, The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C. (group exhibition through May 2016)

       Domination and Irony, ONE Gallery, Cosmomoscow, Moscow 

2014

       Steel City Steampunk Exhibition, [Selections from America in Color] Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference 

Center, Pueblo, Colorado 

2012

       Biennial of Contemporary Art, Sarajevo-Konjic, Bosnia-Herzegovina 

2011

       Washington Project for the Arts, Select Art Auction Gala, Washington, DC 

       Portraits, I-20 Gallery, New York, NY

Related

Brian Dailey, America in Color

BRIAN DAILEY: Polytropos

November 1 - December 15, 2018
Artist Talk with Brian Dailey

Artist Talk with Brian Dailey

Moderated by Wendy A. Grossman
November 8, 2018
Brian Dailey's "WORDS" and "American in Color", installation view at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center

Brian Dailey at The Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center

In collaboration with the Department of Photography and Media of the Alexandria Campus of NOVA
January 11 - February 8, 2019
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PERFORMATIVE

Brian Dailey, Miryana Todorova, Rae-BK
July 17 - August 15, 2018

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