Touched by occasions that are silently dissonant, that with a different context seem surreal, Svetlana Bailey builds installations and photographs what she terms in-camera collage. Born in St Petersburg, Svetlana has exhibited throughout Australia and the US and is represented by Artereal Gallery Sydney. She recently had solo exhibitions in the United States at Filter Space in Chicago and Blue Sky in Portland and was in a group show at ClampArt in NYC. Svetlana has participated in residencies such as the ISCP in NYC, the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, the NARS Foundation in NYC, the Mountain School in LA and will attend the Vermont Studio Centre on a Fellowship this summer. She has received numerous grants from the Australia Council for the Arts, the American-Australian Association and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. Her work is held in the Australian Government’s Artbank collection and the Library of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, was recently featured in PDN magazine, and for the last two years running was awarded the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward prize. Svetlana lives and works in New York City, and received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her BFA from UNSW.