Kathy Bailey (b. 1992, London) is a London-based artist who works across painting and installation using found-objects and textiles. She completed her BA in Fine Art at Brighton University in 2018 and MA in Painting at Royal College of Art in 2023. She has exhibited across the UK, including Bristol, Manchester and London.
Through shrine-making I embrace different types of ritual and sacred practices. Building an alter imbues objects with feeling and meaning, a process which materialises intangible thought. My work is archival. It uses objects gathered over a lifetime, which hold memories and are part of a home I have built for myself. I collect pieces of personal importance that connect me to subcultures and the supernatural.
These bibliographical altars draw from science fiction television fandom. Building these altars help bring ownership over my personal world-building. They act as constellations of desire, living things loaded with divinity and queer collective memory.