The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Indira Bailey

Indira Bailey
Art Education PhD & Women's Studies
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107 Art Cottage
Indira is an Art Education and Women’s Studies, Gender, and Sexuality PhD Candidate. Her research interests include Black women artists & art educators, Black Girlhood studies, visual storytelling & visual literacy, feminist graphic narratives, visual culture & diversity in art education, and art ethnography. Prior to attending PSU, Indira taught commercial illustration and computer graphics in a Career Technical Education (CTE) high school in New Jersey for sixteen years. Indira received her B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in Illustration and M.A. from Kean University in Educational Leadership & Supervision. She is also an accomplished artist, exhibiting her artwork throughout the New York City Tri-State Area. Currently, Indira is working on a new series from her artist residency in Panama from Creative Currents and enjoying her newfound love of stain glass art. Bailey received several Fulbright-Hayes Fellowships to South Africa, Morocco and Japan Memorial Fellowship. She was the finalist for New Jersey Teacher of the Year, national teacher fellowships and most recently received the PAEA’s 2016 Clyde McGeary Scholarship. Indira has presented on The Post Black Feminist Art Movement: The Marginalization of Black Female Artist and this fall of 2016 she will present Using Art Ethnography to Enhance Student Learning and Cultural Awareness at PAEA in Philadelphia and The Challenge of Teaching While Black: Mary Godfrey’s Contributions to Art Education in March of 2017 at the NAEA conference in New York.