Arizona’s vast and varied landscape is home to hundreds of artists – from a Hopi basket-weaver in the north to a Bisbee wood-turner in the south. Arizona Artforms is a series of video portraits of the artists living among us, revealing the wonder of the creative process. The video portraits were rendered in 1989 and 1990 with the intention of de-mystifying the process of art and infusing the human element into the creation of icons and objects.
This series, produced by Eight/KAET-TV in Phoenix, Arizona was written and directed by Sheilah Britton, photographed and edited by Richard Torruellas, and edited by Richard Torruellas, Ben Avechuco and Sheilah Britton. Additional Arizona Artforms videos can also be viewed on their site by clicking here.
Well-known for her mastery of many mediums, Bailey Doogan’s work does not embrace one style, one medium, or the repeated concerns of singular subject matter. Throughout her career she has addressed conventions of female beauty, issues of aging, and the mutable landscape of being.
Doogan’s body of work includes film, three dimensional constructions and primarily, painting and drawing. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1963 from Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and a Master of Arts in Animated Film from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1977. Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited in many diverse solo and group venues. Her 1977 animated film, Screw, A Technical Love Poem has won numerous awards and has been previewed in festivals nationally and internationally.
Doogan has lectured at over thirty American Universities and Art Institutions and has conducted workshops at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Colorado. She also served on the Board of Directors of the College Art Association from 1997-2001. In 1992, she was the fall semester’s Visiting Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and is currently a Professor Emerita of Painting and Drawing at the University of Arizona in Tucson.