Perspective shapes our world. Brian explains how through his travels, stereotypes he held were broken and through his artwork, he reshapes the perspectives of others.
Brian Bailey, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Education at Nazareth College where he teaches courses in Adolescent Education. He earned a Bachelors Degree from Cornell University, a Masters Degree from Nazareth College and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. His research focuses on contemporary youth culture, particularly when adolescents use digital media arts to create short films, music videos, slam poetry, animation, documentaries, etc. He has published articles in blogs, journals and books including: the Huffington Post, the Journal of Digital Culture & Education, and Lights! Camera! Action and the Brain: The Use of Film in Education. Recently, his research has expanded to include creating contemporary public art in local and international contexts.Along with his partner and spouse, Heather Layton, he uses collaborative art as a form of community engagement and international cultural diplomacy. In 2011, Bailey and Layton traveled to the tribal region of Nagaland, India, as the first international artists officially invited to the region. During their stay in Nagaland, they co-founded the first annual GLOCAL Film Festival, which screened films by Naga and American filmmakers. GLOCAL has since become a fully funded annual event at the Hornbill Festival, the largest cultural festival in the Southeast Asian region.In 2012, they traveled to Karachi, Pakistan, where they started a youth film festival, orchestrated a public art project, and co-coordinated an interdisciplinary academic conference titled, Social Intervention 2012: A Better Tomorrow for the Coming Generation. Bailey and Layton also collaborated with Rasheed Ahmad, a human rights activist in Northern Pakistan, to create Home Drone, a public art intervention and multi-media exhibition that opened at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in March 2013. Brian is an avid NY Yankees fan and loves to make home made ice cream; his best flavor to date is a Guinness chocolate gelato.