Arlon Bayliss trained at the Royal College of Art in London England and his gallery glass artwork is in museums and private collections worldwide. His public art projects include community-based, collaborative, outdoor works and large-scale interior architectural installations using dynamic forms and compositions in steel, glass and light. He is a broadly accomplished artist, designer, educator and creativity-training consultant.
In 1990 he moved to the US to establish the glass program at Anderson University, Indiana. He designed for Rosenthal Glass in Germany for 10 years, and Blenko Glass in West Virginia for 9 years. Since 2014 he has concentrated his professional practice on commissioned public artwork.
Bayliss’s architectural art projects include monumental outdoor works such as Helios and The Crystal Arch Project in Anderson, Indiana, and large-scale indoor installations such as Light, Words, Life, for the Indianapolis Central Library, Between Infinite Stars… at the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, and Flight Wave, for the Indianapolis International Airport. In 2017 he completed Beacon Bloom, a 36-foot tall, outdoor public art sculpture for the City of Carmel, Indiana.
His work was featured in “200 Years Of Indiana Art – A Cultural Legacy, a landmark exhibit at the Indiana State Museum. In 2017 he was awarded Indy Chamber’s prestigious Honor Award for Public Art.
He recently completed Kawaakari: River of Light for Simon Property Group, a 400 foot-long aerial sculpture in the Circle Centre Mall dining pavilion in downtown Indianapolis.