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 at Modern West Fine Art Gallery.

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 personal perspectives. Her photographs are dark, dreamlike compositions which often utilize allegory and metaphor to portray her narratives.



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 (Upcoming) 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 Publications
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.
2021-2023 “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-Present Society for Photographic Education (SPE)
2022-2023 USU Photo Guild (Co-president)

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

Awards + Residencies
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
918-500-2200
baileyprigby@gmail.com
Salt Lake City, UT

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