Ivin Ballen


Ivin Ballen

Untitled, 2013
Aqua Resin, fiberglass, acrylic paint
15 ⅜ x 13 ½ x 1 in / 39.05 x 34.29 x 2.54 cm


Ivin Ballen

Untitled, 2013
Aqua Resin, fiberglass, acrylic paint
15 ⅜ x 13 ½ x 1 in / 39.05 x 34.29 x 2.54 cm

Born in Philadelphia, PA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Solo Exhibitions

Sleepless in Seattle at Winkleman Concert Hall, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY

50/50, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY & Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Detroit, MI

Group Exhibitions

Hot House, Longhouse Projects, New York, NY
Failing Flat, curated by Nathan Green, CentralTrak, University of Texas at Dallas
Nearly Neutral, curated by John O’Connor, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

Greasy Pink, curated by Donald Cameron, French Neon, New York, NY
Potential Images, curated by Emily Smith, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
TOPS, curated by Sun You, Open Space, Long Island City, NY

PDF, curated by Patrick Gantert, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY
DÉJÀ VU, Regina Rex, Ridgewood, New York
Step and Repeat, toomer labzda, New York, NY
Hermaphrodite, curated by Nikita Vishnevsky, The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY
Painting Expanded, curated by Renee Coppola, Phyllis Lally, Emily Ruotolo, Scot Surdez;
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
The Finishes, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
In Bloom, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI
Flag Day, curated by Janet Goleas, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
The Working Title, organized by Progress Report, Bronx River Art Center, NY
Selections from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Lutz, WILDLIFE, Brooklyn, NY

Painting Comes Alive, curated by Erik den Breejen, Artjail, New York, NY
True Singing is a Different Breathing, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY

Unnaming of Parts, Blackston, New York, NY
Remains of the Day, Lyons Weir Gallery, New York, NY
Deviate, Schroeder Romero & Shredder, New York, NY
No Objective, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA
Abstractions and Contractions, Lumenhouse, Brooklyn, NY
Invisible Duck Tape, Gallery Satori, New York, NY
If the Dogs are Barking, Artist’s Space (Aparment show), New York, NY

Isn’t It, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago IL
Accidental Blackspot, curated by Jim Lee and Rob Nadeau, Freight & Volume, New York, NY &
Markus Winter Gallery, Berlin Germany

Pulse Art Fair, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY

Can I Borrow your Spaceship?, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, MI

Summer Pack 1, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI


Calandra, Maria, “Ivin Ballen: Pencil in the Studio, November 13, 2011
Hurst, Howard, “Art That Requries More Time,” hyperallergic.com, October 20, 2011
Gomez, Enrico, “Déjà vu,” wagmag.org, January 1, 2011.

“Medium Cool – Best in Mixed Media,” TimeOut New York. November 4–11, 2009
Newhall, Edith, “Re-Jenny-ation.” Philadelphia Inquirer. August 23, 2009
Contarino, Vince, “Aaron Curry & Ivin Ballen: April 2009,” KCLOG, April 21, 2009

Chu, Ingrid, “Accident Blackspot,” TimeOut New York, August 12, 2008
Gunn, Dan, “Review: Isn’t it? / Tony Wight Gallery.” Newcity Art. July 17, 2008
Bedford, Christopher, “Ivin Ballen: Susanne Hillberry Gallery,” artforum. March 2008
Baker, R.C., Village Voice, January 2–8, 2008
Crawfod, Lynn, “Ivin Ballen 50/50,” The Brooklyn Rail, February 2008
Neil, Jonathan, Art Review, February 2008

“Medium Cool – Best in Painting,” TimeOut New York. November 25, 2007
Jonshon, Joshua, “Ivin Ballen 50/50 at WInkelman Gallery” zine.artcat.com, December 18, 2007
Del Valle, Robert, “In the Time Capsule,” Real Detroit Weekly, November 28, 2007.