Xenobia Bailey

Xenobia Bailey is an artist and designer known for her eclectic crochet hats and her large scale crochet pieces and mandalas consisting of colorful concentric circles and repeating patterns. Her designs are influenced by African, Chinese and Native American and Eastern philosophies with undertones of the 1970’s “Funk” aesthetic. Xenobia was born in Seattle, Washington, but made her way to New York as a costume designer and earned a BFA from Pratt Institute. She was commissioned by the Metropolitan Transit Authority to create a glass mosaic entitled Funktional Vibrations for the #7 crosstown subway line to Hudson Yards, 34th Street.The newly created subway station has Bailey’s overlapping mandela like circles and patterns against a cobalt blue background on the ceiling above te main entrance. Bailey’s work is also in the permanent collection of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Allentown Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Arts and The Museum of Arts and Design.

Xenobia Bailey





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