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.  She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows including the de Young Museum Artist-in-Residence, Art Museum of Los Gatos, Gallery 555 of the Oakland Museum of California, Chicago Cultural Center, Korean Cultural Center, Harvard University, Farmington Museum, Museu Brasileiro Sao Paulo and Shanghai Oil Painting & Sculpture Institute Art Museum in China

Her work has been featured in such publications as ZYZZYVA journal, Sculptural Pursuits Magazine, The Drum Literary Magazine, and NONPROFIT QUATERLY.  She was also commissioned for the original Hearts in San Francisco public art and South San Francisco Utility Box Mural Project.

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

Artist Statement:

My art practice investigates diverse relationships and systems within natural and manmade environments.  Fascinated by flight or disorientation, I merge together disparate experiences to create new narratives, perspectives, and cultures.  The goal is to identify how patterns and symbols of influence impact perception.

Mediums are repurposed by altering function to explore identity, ideology, and equality.  As a multi-disciplinary artist, my practice incorporates drawings, acrylic installations, objects, video, and audio.  Art translates when words become inadequate.

Artworks can be labor intensive to immediate, private or public, and vary in scale from small to large.  Inspiration, investigation, sketching, recordings, and writings dictate the final form.