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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 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.  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 currently has a painting in the group exhibition "Art Comes Alive" at ADC Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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


1977 - 1981

BA Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio

1981 - 1983

MA Lesley College, Cambridge, Massachusetts




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


Ann Miller Gallery, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio


Sharon Weiss Gallery, Columbus, Ohio


Sage, Columbus, Ohio


Sage, Columbus, Ohio



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


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


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


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


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


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

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