Biography

Simon Bayliss is an artist, born 1984, raised in the Bahamas and Devon, and lives and works in Cornwall.  He is one half of artist duo BLISS, with Lucy Stein, produces music and performs as Splash Addict with Susie Green, and is the founder and director of Artist Tea Towel Company.  

Education

2015 - 16   The Syllabus, Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace, Spike Island, Studio Voltaire
2009 -11   MFA, National University of Ireland, Galway / Burren College of Art
2003 - 06   BA(Hons) Fine Art, Falmouth College of Art, Cornwall
2003   Semester study AVU, Prague, Atelier Michael Rittstein

CV

2018

[Forthcoming Solo Exhibitions] 'Kangaroo Beach' Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
(Title TBA) South West Showcase, The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth

2017

[Solo Exhibitions] 'Simon Bayliss' The Picture Room & café, Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall
'Ceramic Pasty Paintings', café -Tate St Ives, curated by Thomas Sutton, in conjunction with That Continuous Thing: Artists and the Ceramics Studio, 1920 - Today 

[Group Exhibition] 'Idea Home', Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA), Middlesbrough

[Curatorial Project (music / performance)] 'POP MORPHOSIS', Standpoint Futures residency public event, 4 Chisenhale Studios, London

[Performances]  Splash Addict, Fierce Festival, Birmingham
Splash Addict 'POP MORPHOSIS', Chisenhale Studios, London
Splash Addict, Assembly Liverpool, The Royal Standard, Liverpool

[Film Screenings] Splash Addict, ‘NAWKI’, CBS Gallery, Eastside Projects ESP, ebc, Focal Point Gallery, HUTT, Ladette Space, Limbo, SERF, SPUR, The White Pube
BLISS, 'Fuck You Wheres My Sugar' Cafe Otto, London
Leon Bayliss & Simon Bayliss, curated by Force 8, 6 South Street, Bridport

[Poetry Reading] 'Palace of Culture', in collaboration with Thomas Stockley and the Uncollective, Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall

[Residencies] 'Standpoint Futures' at Chisenhale Studios, London
'Master Class', Zabludowicz Collection, London

[Public Talks] Artist Tea Towel Company, Assembly Liverpool, The Royal Standard, Liverpool
Film choice and introduction, ‘Mud and Water Man’, Ceramic Contexts symposium, Tate St Ives

[Sound installation] ‘HOW TO SWIM’, curated by whatchamacallit, Victoria Baths, Manchester

[Bibliography] Splash Addict interview, The Name of The Next Song

2016

[Solo Exhibitions] 'Frantic Romantic' Eastside Projects - second gallery, Birmingham
BLISS (with Lucy Stein) 'REGRESSION', Kingsgate Workshops, London

[Curatorial Project (music, film & performance)] 'SAMHAIN', curated by BLISS (Lucy Stein & Simon Bayliss), CAST, Helston, Cornwall

[Perfomance] Splash Addict (with Susie Green), 'World is Sudden' curated by CIRCA Projects with Giles Bailey, TUSK Fringe, The Old Police House, Gateshead

[Group Exhibitions]
'My Private Idaho', curated by Rafal Zajko, Chalton Gallery, London
'Radical Me', curated by Howard Dyke, Tannery Arts, London
'High-Water', 24 Chapel Street, St Just, Cornwall
'Uncommon Chemistry', (as BLISS, with Lucy Stein), curated by Dan Howard-Birt, Observer BLD. Hastings

[Film Screenings] 'Love Immersion' by Splash Addict (Susie Green & Simon Bayliss) - 'All Out of Love', Tate Film Club, curated by Melanie Stidolph, Porthmeor Studios, St Ives, Cornwall
'Love Immersion' by Splash Addict (Susie Green & Simon Bayliss) -  'World is Sudden' curated by CIRCA Projects with Giles Bailey, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival
'Cornucopia' by Leon Bayliss & Simon Bayliss, curated by Force 8, West Bay Methodist Chapel, Dorset

[Curatorial Project] 'The Voyeurs', an evening of short films, curated by Naomi Frears & Simon Bayliss, Porthmeor Studios, St Ives, Cornwall

[Performance] 'Live Squirming (Coco de Moll & swimonbaybliss)', TOL, an evening of artist performances, Porthmeor Studios, St Ives, Cornwall

[Radio] 'Squirming the Worm' monthly radio show hosted by Coco de Moll (aka. Lucy Stein), produced by swimonbaybliss (aka Simon Bayliss), NTS

[Residency] The Syllabus at Guest Projects, London

[Publications] SWARM Simon Bayliss reports on the event at The Exchange, Penzance, Visual Arts South West, artcornwall.org

2015

[Solo Exhibition] 'Arcadia', Hestercombe Gallery, Somerset

[Group Exhibition] 'Ways of Looking' The Syllabus and School of the Damned, Hanover Project, Lancashire

[Residency] Hestercombe Gallery and Gardens, Somerset

[Performance] 'The Wise Wound' curated by Lucy Stein with Tate St Ives, St Ives, Cornwall

[Radio] 'Squirming the Worm' biweekly radio show hosted by Coco de Moll (aka. Lucy Stein), produced by swimonbaybliss (aka Simon Bayliss), NTS

[Film Festival] ‘Cornucopia’ by Leon Bayliss and Simon Bayliss, Harvest Film Festival, Lower Hewood Farm, Dorset & Open School East, London

[Public Talks] ‘The Rest on the Flight: Sensibility, Contingency, Continuity’ panel discussion chaired by Dan Howard-Birt, Standpoint, London
'Landscape Painters Anonymous' seminar with Laurent Châtel, Hestercombe Gallery, Somerset
'Landscape Painters Anonymous', talk and fleeting exhibition hosted by Simon Bayliss, CAST, Helston, Cornwall

[Writing] ‘Landscape Painters Anonymous’ artcornwall.org
Catalogue essay: Danny Fox ‘
As He Bowed His Head To Drink’, The Redfern Gallery

[Bibliography] ‘Simon Bayliss at Hestercombe’, Evolver Magazine, Issue 90. November & December

2014

[Curatorial Project / Group Exhibition]  The White Hotel, curated by  Lucy Stein & Simon Bayliss, Gimpel Fils, London

[Group Exhibitions] ‘Farm Open’, Lower Hewood Farm, Hewood, Dorset
‘The Middle of Everywhere’, curated by Dr. Áine Philips, BCA Gallery, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland

[Selected Writing] Review: ‘I Cheer a Dead Man’s hero’, 21 Painters in Britain, Apollo Magazine
‘The Cornwall Workshop report’, online archive of the 2013 workshop

[Residency]  Participant in 'Critical Writing for the Visual Arts: VASW programme in partnership with the Arvon Foundation' 13 -18th January Totleigh Barton, Devon

[Public Talk] Legendary Jobs and Legendary Stories, Flat Time House, London

[Bibliography]  ‘The Principal of Limited Sloppiness’, Chats with artists, publication by Nick Davies
‘London Round-up 2’ (review, The White Hotel , Gimpel Fils), Paul Carey-Kent, Art Monthly: 379, September 2014
'Robert Lenkiewicz' work heads to London for a special exhibition' (The White Hotel, Gimpel Fils), Plymouth Herald, July 2014
‘SS Blue Jacket’, review by Naomi Frears, Turps Banana, Issue 14

2013

[Group Exhibition / Curatorial Project]  ‘SS Blue Jacket’, curated by Simon Bayliss & Lucy Stein (catalogue), KARST, Plymouth, Devon

[Selected Writing]  ‘SS Blue Jacket’, catalogue edited by Simon Bayliss & Lucy Stein, accompanying exhibition, KARST, Plymouth  
‘Kitsch or Culture? An examination of the landscape painting phenomena in South West England’, Nom de Strip, Issue 4, September / October 2013
‘Review: Marmite Prize for Painting IV’, touring exhibition, Nom de Strip, May 2013
‘Review: Jerwood Painting Fellowships 2013 exhibition’, Jerwood Space, London, ‘this is tomorrow’
‘Review: The Bride and the Bachelors, Duchamp with Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg and Johns’, Barbican, London, ‘this is tomorrow’

[Public Talk] 'Simon Bayliss on SS Blue Jacket' Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University, hosted by Peninsula Arts

[Residency]  Participant in The Cornwall Workshop: weeklong intensive residential workshop for artists, curators and critics, led by Simon Starling, convened by Teresa Gleadowe, Kestle Barton, Cornwall

[Bibliography]  SS Blue Jacket, review by Karl Musson, ‘this is tomorrow’

2012

[Selected Writing]  ‘Critic’s Choice: Painting Highlights from Frieze Art Fair 2012’, The Painting Imperative, Issue 6 – Winter 2012/13
‘Review: A Bigger Splash, Painting After Performance’, at Tate Modern, by Simon Bayliss, this is tomorrow, December 2012
‘Alex Katz and The Penzance Convention: An enquiry into the disparate worlds of painting and social art practice’, by Simon Bayliss, The Painting Imperative, Issue 5

[Accolade]  A Thousand Living Painters, #643 Simon Bayliss, international survey of the present status of painting, Art Initiative Verfhond, Amsterdam

[Bibliography]  'The Power of the Fixed image'; on ‘Alex Katz and The Penzance Convention', Same Old Art, September 2012

2011

[Group Exhibitions]  ‘tête à tête à tête’, BCA Gallery, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland
‘The State of the Union’, Occupy Space, Limerick City, Ireland

[Selected Writing]  ‘Review; Gerhard Richter: Panorama', Tate Modern, London, The Painting Imperative, Issue 2 – Winter 2011/12