Kambrya Bailey is a California native, artist, mother, sister, daughter and friend. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and is currently pursuing her MA degree at Fresno State. From crafting with crayons on napkins to printing her illustrations on t- shirts in High School, Kambrya’s fixation with art grew from a hobby and into a blooming passion and career. As an artist she believes it is her purpose to use her art to engage the language of mind, heart and spirit and translate that into image. She creates as she is an advocate for expanding the perspectives of herself and others through introspective work. Her primary medium is painting and the styles of art she’s currently engaging are abstraction, surrealism and intuitive illustrations. In this stage, exploring these modes of creativity gives her the freedom to experiment with a gamut of techniques, mediums and methods while challenging herself to find inspiration in both the sublime and mundane. The media she primarily uses are ink, acrylic and oil on canvas and paper; however, the artist also engages in mixed media work, textiles, photography.
This period of her artistic journey is heavily influenced by a phrase she had explored through her undergraduate career. During her second year of college, she has coined the term ‘visual syntax’, a philosophy she was led to explore within a season of creative introspection. She defined the term as follows: the significance of order and arrangement as it pertains to how we create, convey and internalize. This philosophical relationship between creation and subconscious directly impacts the intimacy of her work, from progress to finished product.
This paradigm focuses not solely on what we observe in a piece using our five senses, but exploring nuanced interpretations and intangible experiences found. Color itself is presented as a vehicle for transformation, line and movement converging to form, subtly carving out the glimpse of eternity our subconscious seeks to express.
She explore this concept, and how it relates to her artistic practice now as she focus on themes of nature, femininity, sensuality, nostalgia and the relationship between art and the subconscious mind. As an artist she don’t believe in limiting her avenues of storytelling, however; she have found that she possess an affinity for expressing herself through dance, painting, illustrating and experimenting with textile and collage work. She also embrace the influence of music on the work that she choose to produce as she have an admiration for Jazz, Neo-soul, Afro-beats and Indie folk.
As an artist, she dreams of beauty and it is her intention and mission to bring it to life in as many ways as possible, making it as accessible as possible. Through her practice she honor this inflection within herself that appreciates harmony, symmetry, intimacy and magic.