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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 2018 82nd National Midyear Exhibition at The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, and the 2018 and 2019 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 "Art Comes Alive" at ADC Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.  Venues for solo exhibitions include The Ohio State University Faculty Club in 2020, Sharon Weiss Gallery, Columbus, OH, in 2017, and The Ann Miller Gallery at Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH, also in 2017. 

 

Brian has a painting juried into the upcoming 85th National Midyear Exhibition at The Butler Institute of American Art.  

Brian Ballenger is represented 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

Education 

1977 - 1981

BA Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio

1981 - 1983

MA Lesley College, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Exhibitions 

Solo

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

2021

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

2021

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

2021

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

2019

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

2019

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

2018

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

2018

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

2003

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

1985

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

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