Biography

Simon Bayliss is an artist and critic born 1984 in Wolverhampton, raised in the Bahamas and Devon. He graduated in 2011 with an MFA from Burren College of Art, Co. Clare, awarded by National University of Ireland, Galway, and in 2006 with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art from Falmouth College of Art. He currently lives and works in Devon. 

 

Recent News

Simon Bayliss has been selected to participate in the residency 'Critical Writing for the Visual Arts: VASW programme in partnership with the Arvon Foundation' 13 -18th January Totleigh Barton, Devon

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Selected Group Exhibitions

2013

2011

2004
2002

‘SS Blue Jacket’, curated by Simon Bayliss & Lucy Stein, feat. BERYL COOK, PETER LANYON, SHANA MOULTON, LUCY STEIN, EDWARD STEIN, MERLIN JAMES, ROBERT LENKIEWICZ, SIMON BAYLISS, SIMON FUJIWARA [Catalogue], KARST, Plymouth, Devon
‘tête à tête à tête’, BCA Gallery, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland
‘The State of the Union’, Occupy Space, Limerick City, Ireland

'The Walled Garden Galleries Exhibition’, Chanters House, Ottery St. Mary, Devon
  
‘International Churchill Society Award Exhibition’, Cabinet War Rooms, London

Curatorial Projects

2013

‘SS Blue Jacket’, curated by Simon Bayliss & Lucy Stein, feat. BERYL COOK, PETER LANYON, SHANA MOULTON, LUCY STEIN, EDWARD STEIN, MERLIN JAMES, ROBERT LENKIEWICZ, SIMON BAYLISS, SIMON FUJIWARA [Catalogue], KARST, Plymouth, Devon

Selected Writing

2013




2012

‘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’
‘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 - Autumn 2012


Accolades, Residencies 

2014

2013


2012

Participant in Critical Writing for the Visual Arts: VASW programme in partnership with the Arvon Foundation, Totleigh Barton, Devon    
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
Shortlisted for 100 Painters of Tomorrow, Thames & Hudson book
A Thousand Living Painters, #643 Simon Bayliss, international survey of the present status of painting, Art Initiative Verfhond, Amsterdam

Selected Press

2013

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

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