Jenny E. Balisle

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AMERICA WHITE 1 Mossberg Shotgun On Paper 25x38 Inches
AMERICA WHITE 2 Mossberg Shotgun On Paper 25x38 Inches
CONSTRUCT Pen And Ink On Paper 13 X 14 Inches
LOCK Pen And Ink On Paper 27 X 37 Inches
DENDRO Pen And Ink On Paper 7 X 7 Inches
HORIZON 2 Pen And Ink On Paper 20 X 47 Inches
SUPPORT Pen 4 X 6 Inches
PULL 2 Acrylic Installation 12x8x3 Inches
FOLD 2 Acrylic Installation 5 X 8 X 5 Inches
SLOPE Acrylic Installation 6 X 6 X 3 Inches
COMMUNE 45 Piece Acrylic Installation 19 X 47 X 2 Inches
TOPO Acrylic Installation 9x14x2 Inches
Quick Facts
University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, BA
Academy of Art University, San Francisco
Representing galleries
Between Gallery, Saatchi Online, Wexler Gallery, SFMOMA Artists Gallery
Pen and Ink, female, acrylic installation, mimimalism, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, modern
Biography and Artist Statement


Jenny E. Balisle earned a B.A. in Art and Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a M.F.A. from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.  Exhibits include the de Young Museum Artist-in-Residence, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Chicago Cultural Center, Korean Cultural Center, Harvard University, Farmington Museum, Museu Brasileiro Sao Paulo, and Shanghai Oil Painting & Sculpture Institute Art Museum.

Her work has been featured in such publications as The Huffington Post, WOMENCINEMAKERS, A5 Magazine, ZYZZYVA, The Drum Literary Magazine, and Sculptural Pursuits Magazine.  Public art includes The Cube Art Project, Hearts in San Francisco, and South San Francisco Utility Box Mural Project.

Balisle currently works as an artist, curator, advocate, writer, lecturer, and instructor at the Academy of Art University and UC Berkeley Extension.  Locally, she serves as a Richmond Arts & Culture Commissioner and Public Art Advisory Committee member.

Artist Statement:

My art practice investigates diverse, interdependent, and symbiotic relationships within natural and manmade environments.  Fascinated by alternative realities, disorientation, and flight, I amalgamate disparate experiences to create new narratives, perspectives, and theories.  The goal is to identify how patterns and symbols of influence impact perception, social behavior, institutions, history, and truth.

Mediums are repurposed by altering function to explore identity, ideology, and inequality.  As a multidisciplinary artist, my practice incorporates drawings, sculpture, site-specific installations, objects, digital, video, and audio.  Inspiration, investigation, research, writing, and discovery dictate the final form. 







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