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I Was Meant to Make a Garden of this Land

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The Study of Last Things

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Bailey Rigby
baileyprigby@gmail.com
Salt Lake City, UT

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Bailey Rigby (BFA) is a fine art photographer based in northern Utah. Rigby adopted the fine arts after a two-week residency with photography legend and ‘Prince of Darkness’ Kurt Markus. She received her BFA from Utah State University where she also worked as the photo editor of The Utah Statesman and as a gallery assistant at the Tippetts and Eccles Galleries. Rigby now lives and works in Salt Lake City.

Rigby’s practice embraces autobiographical storytelling grounded in archival, iconographic and experiential research. Her visual and written investigations synchronously explore themes of family history, tradition and religious identity through both anthropological and autobiographical perspectives.


Education
2023    BFA magna cum laude, Photography, Utah State University, Logan UT
2019    Photography Certification, Tulsa Technology Center, Owasso, OK

Solo Exhibitions
2023    The Study of Last Things, The Cache Bar, Logan, UT
2023    The Study of Last Things, Projects Gallery, Logan, UT

Group Exhibitions
2024     Summer Salon, Modern West Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT
2024     Annual Local Artist Exhibition, Tippetts and Eccles Galleries, Logan ,UT
2024    First Friday SLC, Acme Camera Company, Salt Lake City, UT
2024    Reframed, Modern West Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT
2023    Homecoming, RIT City Space Gallery, Rochester, NY
2023    Highlights, Tippetts and Eccles Galleries, Logan, UT 
2023    Student Research Symposium, Merrill-Cazier Library, Logan UT
2023    A Collision of Forms, Tippetts and Eccles Galleries, Logan, UT
2022    Undergraduate Exhibition, Tippetts and Eccles Galleries, Logan, UT
2022    The West, Brigham City Museum of Art & History, Brigham City, UT
2021    My Earth, My Story, Utah State University, Logan, UT
2019    Tour de Quartz, Oklahoma City, OK
2019    Undergraduate Exhibition, Projects Gallery, Logan, UT

Print + Online Publications
2024     “I Was Meant to Make a Garden of this Land,” Float Magazine.
2024     “Modern West Celebrates the Works of Women Artists in Reframed,” Juxtapoz Magazine.
2023     “Graduation, Employment and Work: Bailey Rigby’s 2023,”  Artists of Utah’s 15 Bytes.
2023     “Meet Bailey Rigby,” CanvasRebel.
2023     “Image Credits,” Highlander Magazine.
2021-23    “Image Credits,” The Utah Statesman.
2022    “Image Credits,” Sink Hollow Issue XIV.
2022    “Image Credits,” Sink Hollow Issue XIII.
2019    “Andrew,” The Tulsa Voice Vol. 6 No. 17.

Membership Activities 
2023-P.    Society for Photographic Education (SPE)
2022-23    USU Photo Guild (Co-president)

Employment
2023-P.     Gallery Associate, Modern West Fine Art Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2022-23    Gallery Assistant, Tippetts and Eccles Galleries, Logan, UT
2021-23    Photography Manager/Multimedia Editor, The Utah Statesman, Logan, UT

Awards + Residencies
2023    Caine College Artist Travel Grant, Utah State University
2023    Best Lifestyles Page, Utah Press Association
2023    Best Photo Page, Utah Press Association
2022    Best Photo Page, Utah Press Association
2022    Ralph T. Clark Photography Scholarship, Utah State University
2021    Ralph T. Clark Photography Scholarship, Utah State University
2020    Ralph T. Clark Photography Scholarship, Utah State University
2019    Citation for Photography, The State of Oklahoma
2019    Residency, Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute



Contact
baileyprigby@gmail.com
@baileyrigbyphoto
Salt Lake City, UT

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