Internationally acclaimed artist Xenobia Bailey (b. 1955, Seattle, WA, USA) is best known for her eclectic crocheted hats, as well as her large-scale knit mandalas and tents consisting of colorful concentric circles and repeating patterns. Her designs draw influences from legacies of the African American homemaker, the 1960s aesthetics of funk music and culture, and the vanishing multicultural African American, Asian, and Native American communities of her birthplace. An artist-in-residence at MAD in 2013, Bailey has since completed a large-scale mosaic installation for New York City’s 34th Street/Hudson Yards MTA station, and has shown her artwork around the country, including in exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

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Visit Xenobia Bailey during Cycle 2 of Studio Views, October 20, 2017 to December 17, 2017.