Cameron Bailey

Sunnyside, NY



Cameron Bailey is an emerging printmaker specializing in water-based woodblock technique. He studied painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art and began printmaking in 2016. Primarily working in a multi-layer reduction technique, Cameron uses traditional Japanese printmaking tools and materials to create evocative landscapes and portraits.

Much like a reduction print, memories are built with bits and pieces of moments, small seemingly unimportant details coalesce to form an image, an event, a snapshot of a place or feeling. When starting an image, I begin with a field of color, a mood, atmosphere, time in space that affects everything coming after it. Out of this construction a memory emerges, imprinted.

Encounter, 2022, reduction Mokuhanga on Kizuku hanga. Made from one woodblock with 20 color layers, 14″ x 22.5″
Cathedral, 2023, reduction Mokuhanga on Kizuki washi. Made from two woodblocks with 10 color layers, 12.5″ x 24″
A Brisk Morning, 2019, Mokuhanga on Kizuki washi. Made from 13 woodblocks with 28 color layers, 13″ x 15″