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Brian Ballenger at the 2021 juried group exhibition at the Springfield Museum of Art
Photograph - Sherrie Ballenger, 2021.

Brian Ballenger - Contemporary Artist

Brian Ballenger started painting with oils while attending Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, in the 1980s.  After graduating from Wittenberg with a Bachelor's degree in art and psychology, Brian earned a Master's degree in Expressive Therapies from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.

Brian's paintings have been in the 2021 and 2018 National Midyear Exhibitions at The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, and the 2022, 2019 and 2018 Fine Arts Exhibitions at the Ohio State Fair, Columbus, OH, as well as the Toledo Area Artists Exhibition in 1985 at The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, and the 2022 and 2021 Annual Juried Members' Exhibitions at the Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH.  Venues for solo exhibitions include The Ohio State University Faculty Club in 2020, Sharon Weiss Gallery, Columbus, OH, in 2017 and 2022, and The Ann Miller Gallery at Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH, also in 2017. 

Brian Ballenger is represented since 2014 by Sharon Weiss Gallery in the Short North Arts District at 20 East Lincoln Street, Columbus, OH,  43214.  Many paintings on this website are for sale through Sharon Weiss Gallery.  Commission pieces and further information available.

"What makes art art is that it is doing several things at once."

Adam Gopnik

Writer

Education 

1981 - 1983

MA in Expressive Arts Therapy

Lesley College,

Cambridge, Massachusetts

1977 - 1981

BA in Art and Psychology

Wittenberg University,

Springfield, Ohio

Exhibitions 

Solo

2022

Sharon Weiss Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

2020

Faculty Club Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

2017

Ann Miller Gallery, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio

2017

Sharon Weiss Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

2011

Sage, Columbus, Ohio

2010

Sage, Columbus, Ohio

Group

2024

2024

2024

2023

2023

2023

2022

2022

2022

2021

2021

2021

2019

2019

2018

2018

2003

1985

88th National Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

78th Annual Juried Member's Exhibition, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio

"OH+5: Contemporary Art of Our Region," Dairy Barn Art Center, Athens, Ohio

77th Annual Juried Member's Exhibition, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio

Fine Arts Exhibition, Cox Fine Arts Center, Ohio State Fair, Columbus, Ohio

19th Annual Bryn Du Art Show, Bryn Du Mansion, Granville, Ohio

76th Annual Juried Member's Exhibition, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio

Fine Arts Exhibition, Cox Fine Arts Center, Ohio State Fair, Columbus, Ohio

77th Annual May Show, Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, Ohio

75th Annual Juried Member's Exhibition, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio

85th National Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

"Art Comes Alive," ADC Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

"Ohio Paint/Print/Photo," Dairy Barn Art Center, Athens, Ohio

Fine Arts Exhibition, Cox Fine Arts Center, Ohio State Fair, Columbus, Ohio

Fine Arts Exhibition, Cox Fine Arts Center, Ohio State Fair, Columbus, Ohio

82nd National Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

"A Different Look," New Albany Public Library, New Albany, Ohio

67th Annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio

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