Exploring the Interplay of Light and Form

Arlon Bayliss trained at the Royal College of Art in London, England. His light-based public art projects include community-focused, collaborative outdoor works and large-scale interior architectural installations. Using dynamic forms and compositions in steel, glass and light, his works enliven spaces by responding to both people and architecture. He is a broadly accomplished artist, designer and educator and his studio glass artwork is in museums and private collections worldwide.

In 1990 he moved to the US to establish the glass program at Anderson University, Indiana. He designed for Rosenthal Glass und Porzellan in Germany for 10 years, and Blenko Glass in West Virginia for 9 years.  Since 2014 his professional practice has concentrated 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, 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. He recently installed Kawaakari: River of Light for Simon Property Group, a 400 foot-long aerial sculpture for the Circle Centre Mall dining pavilion in downtown Indianapolis.

In 2017 his artwork was featured in “200 Years Of Indiana Art – A Cultural Legacy”, a landmark exhibition at the Indiana State Museum, and he was awarded Indy Chamber’s prestigious “Honor Award” for his public art. In 2018 he delivered the closing keynote at the IALD Enlighten Americas Conference in Seattle.