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Dan Bailey

Dan Bailey Dan Bailey
Lipitz Professor: 2018-19
Animation & Interactive Media
410-455-2163 ITE 101E

Dan Bailey’s films and animations have received numerous national and international awards and have been included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, France. His work has been screened at the Kennedy Center, Whitney Museum, and Museum of Modern Art, and has been broadcast on HBO and PBS. He directed 18 minutes of animation for the Minnesota Orchestra’s award-winning pilot video <em>On the Day You Were Born</em> and collaborated with MIT Researcher, Kent Larson, on a virtual documentary of Louis Kahn’s as-yet-unbuilt Hurva Synagogue.

His recent work in real-time interactive visualizations includes a Digital 3D puppet of George W. Bush, a visualization of Henri Matisse’s sculpture process, and a virtual tour of the Cone sisters’ collection of early 20th century art. He is currently working on a major research project of visualizing Washington, D.C. just before the British destroyed much of the city during the War of 1812. A pilot of this research was exhibited at the Walters Art Museum in spring 2008, and an upcoming PBS documentary on Benjamin Henry Latrobe will include major aspects of the work.

In 1998, Bailey received a Faculty Mentor Award from Phi Kappa Phi for teaching. In 2002, he founded the Visual Arts IRC Fellows program at UMBC, which is a unique fellowship designed to recognize, reward and encourage students who have displayed exceptional artistic talent in computer art. In special seminars, the Fellows have worked in many areas of digital art including Virtual Reality, Spherical Filmmaking, Animation, Interactive Sound, and Networked Video. They have collaborated with NASA/Goddard, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and the NYC dance company “movement/addiction.”

Professor Bailey received his M.F.A. degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.