Jeff Ballard

While Jeff Ballard received his education in glass-making, his enigmatic sculptures combine a variety of materials and found objects. Having received his BFA in Glass Art from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in 2000, Ballard went on to work in various production studios around the Southwest. During this six-year period, Ballard honed his technical glass-making skills and developed a clean style with great attention to detail. In 2006, Ballard moved to the Northwest when he received a scholarship to study at the renowned Pilchuck Glass School, where he later served as both a teaching assistant and artist in residence. Today, Ballard lives in Eugene, Oregon, where he makes his artwork in addition to teaching glass courses at The University of Oregon Craft Center and Eugene Glass School.
 
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Jeff  Ballard VACANCY
VACANCY
12 x 18 x 6 in
Jeff  Ballard CAMO CUP (Blue Flowers)
CAMO CUP (Blue Flowers)
20 x 12 x 6 in
Jeff  Ballard IMPRINT II
IMPRINT II
26.5 x 15 x 5.5 in
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CRADLE REDUX
25 x 22 x 11 in
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HOUSE OF FAULTY LOGIC
51 x 25 x 6 in
Jeff  Ballard ROOTED
ROOTED
23 x 10.5 x 6.5 in
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CARROT AND/OR STICK
28 x 18 x 15 in
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EXTREMUS
6 x 5.5 x 3.5 in
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SHELTERED
10 x 14 x 11.5 in
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DAY RESIDUE
23 x 17 x 11.5 in
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FALSE REMEMBRANCE
17 x 22 x 11 in
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GOBLET BOX
13 x 19 x 10.5 in
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RECUR
18 x 4.5 x 3.5 in
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THE NIGHTLY GRIND
23.5 x 17 x 9 in
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Jeff  Ballard

Jeff Ballard

Jeff Ballard Resumé

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Born: 1977 Illinois

Resides: Eugene, OR

 

Education:
Eugene Glass School, Glass Sculpting – Pino Signoretto

Pilchuck Glass School, Transportation of Narrative - Dave Walters

Eugene Glass School, Illustrate Your Life in Glass - Scott Darlington

Pilchuck Glass School, Learning to Fail - Chris Taylor

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Advanced Glassblowing – Dante Marioni

Pittsburgh Glass Center,  Roll-ups – Davide Salvadore

B.F.A., Glass - University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2013
There and Back, A Journey into the Unconscious, Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, Seattle, WA

2012
A Comforting Disturbance, Berlin Glas, Berlin, Germany

2010
Long Term Memory, Lasikomppania, Nuutajarvi Finland

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2014
Body Talk, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark

2014
Erotic Arts Festival Exhibition, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, WA

2012
New Works, Friesen Abmeyer Fine Art, Seattle, WA

2012
University of Oregon Faculty Show, Adell McMillan Gallery, Eugene, OR

2011
Lasikomppania, Finnish Glass Museum, Invitational, Riihimaki, Finland

2011
Cheongju International Craft Bienalle, Juried, South Korea

2010
Craftforms, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

2010
Dances With Fire, Group Show, Springfield Museum, Springfield, OR

2009
University of Oregon Faculty Show, Eugene Airport, Eugene, OR

2008
New Works, invitational six person show, Eyeful Gallery, Portland, OR

2005
Texas Juried Glass, Galveston Arts Center

2005
Abstractions/Distractions, invitational group exhibition, Live Oak Art Center, Columbus, TX

2005
Texas Glass, group show, Hanson Gallery, Houston TX

2004
Craft Houston, juried group exhibition, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, El Paso, TX

2004
Museum of Art, Wichita Falls Museum and Art Center

2004
Glass.tron.o.my, juried group show, RAS Gallery, Yountville, CA

2004
Multiple Personalities, invitational group show, Gallery Lombardi, Austin, TX

2003
Hot Glass in a Cool City, Invitational group show, Austin Bergstrom International Airport, TX

2002
Texas Glass in New Orleans, invitational group show, Sable V Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2002
Stars of Texas, juried group show, Brownwood Depot Civic and Cultural Center, Brownwood, TX

1999
University of Illinois Juried Group Exhibition, Marx–Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

Awards:
2013
Featured Artist Residency, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

2013
Six Week Residency, North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster, Scotland

2012
Recipient of US Arts Envoy grant for Berlin Glass, Berlin, Germany

2010
Summer Residency, Lasikomppania, Nuutajarvi, Finland

2009
Poleturners Award, Full scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

2008
Niche Awards Finalist, Blown Glass Category, Niche Magazine

2005
Juror’s Award of Merit, Texas Juried Glass, Galveston, TX

2004
Honorable Mention, Craft Houston, Traveling Juried Exhibition

 

Selected Publications:
2014
American Craft Magazine, April/May, (The World Beyond Studio Glass) pg. 110

2013
Featured Artist, 1859 Magazine, Sept/Oct issue

2012
New Glass Review 33, Important Acquisitions section.

2012
Best of Worldwide Glass Artists, Kennedy Publishing

2011
New Glass Review 32

2010
Creative Glass, Schiffer Publishing Pg. 24, 25

2008
Art Buzz, The 2008 Collection, Mid America Publishing, Pg. 68, 101

2008
The Register Guard, Heat of Passion, Pg. C1, C4 City/Region Section March 3

2008
Niche Magazine, winter issue, Pg 61

2005
Yellow Magazine, Where Art Though?, October Issue, Houston, TX

2005
San Marcos Daily Record, Handling Glass with Class, Pg 1 June 7

 

Public Collections:
Museum Kunstpalast Glasmuseum Hentrich, Dusseldorf, Germany

 

 

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