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Born:16 February, 1934

Education:                         1952-55 University of Washington
                                          1958-59 Art Center School, Los Angles
                                          B.F.A., California School of Fine Arts, 1960
                                          M.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute, 1961

Academic Positions:        1965 - 94 University of California, Berkeley.
                                         1975-76 Interim Museum Director, U.C. Berkeley, CA

Biography                         A two volume Biography and other essays written by Jack Leissring, are available t                                                       thru Lulu.com.

Honors and Awards:         San Francisco Museum of Drawing and Print Art, Annual Award, 1960
                                          Fourth International Young Artists Exhibition Award Tokyo, Japan, 1967
                                          Summer Faculty Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley, 1969
                                          Creative Arts Institute Grant, University of California at Berkeley, 1971
                                          Humanities Research Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley, 1980

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1960   Zabriskie Gallery, New York, New York

1961   Gump's Gallery, San Francisco, California

1963   Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York, New York

1964   Scott Gallery, Seattle, Washington

1965   Scott Gallery, Seattle, Washington (Catalogue)

1966   Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California

1967   Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, California October - November (Catalogue)

1967   Sonoma State College, Rohnert Park, California November - December (Catalogue)

1969   Galeria Carl Van der Voort, San Francisco, California March - April (Catalogue)

1970   San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California January - February (Catalogue)

1970   Gallery Reese-Palley, San Francisco, California

1970   Richard White Gallery, Seattle, Washington

1971   Gallery Reese-Palley, San Francisco, California

1974   John Bolles Gallery, San Francisco, California

1975   Sonoma State College, Rohnert Park, California

1977   Stephen Wirta Gallery, San Francisco, California

1981   San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California

1984   Worth Ryder Art Gallery, University of California at Berkeley

1986   Joseph Chowning Gallery, San Francisco, California

1988   Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, California 

1988   Erickson and Elms Gallery, San Francisco, California

1989   Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

1990   Malton Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, July - August (Review)

1991   "The Figure, 1961-91", Ebert Gallery, San Francisco, California

1991   Ebert Gallery, San Francisco, California, January - February (Review)

1991   Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek Museum 1966, Walnut Creek, California, September - November (Review)

1992   "Sonoma County Landscapes", Ebert Gallery, San Francisco, California, October (Review)

1992   "Water Form" Collector Gallery, Oakland Museum, Oakland, California

1993   "San Francisco Culture, Places and Things, Series 1", Ebert Gallery, San Francisco, California

1993   "San Francisco Culture, Places and Things, Series 2", Ebert Gallery, San Francisco, California
            October (Review in Artweek)

1995    December,  Kuwait Museum.  Al-Adwane Gallery,  Guest of  Kuwait Govt., etc

1996    January, Traveled Egypt

1998   Trosa, Sweden

1998-00   Gallery "C" International, Paris, France

1999   Athens Gallery, Athens, Greece

2004   Quicksilver Mine Co. Forestville, CA.

2006   1212 Gallery, Burlingame, CA.

2008   Withywindle Gallery, Guerneville, Calif 

2010   JC Leisering, Santa Rosa, Ca.  May- June

2014   Christie Marks Gallery, Healdsburg, Ca.,  May 9  -- June 22, 2014

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1960   79th Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association Drawing and Prints
           San Francisco Museum of art, San Francisco, California (award)

           79th Annual Exhibition of San Francisco Art Association Painting
           San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco (award)

           New Trends in Bay Area Painting
           Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle

          Annual Exhibition
          Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California

1961  Second Winter Invitational  California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California

1962  Third Winter Invitational
          California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California

          Summer Invitational
          Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle

1963  82nd Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Institute. San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco

1966  Two Dimensional Sculpture - Three Dimensional Painting. Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California

          Slant Step Show
          Berkeley Gallery, San Francisco, California

          Fifteenth annual Painting Exhibition
          Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California

          Two - Person Show Word, Ryder Art Gallery, University of California at Berkeley

1967  Fourth International Young Artists Exhibition The Japan Cultural forum, Tokyo, Japan (award)

          Painters Behind Painters California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California

          Funk Art University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley (catalogue)

          Thirteenth Anniversary Exhibition
          Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California

          Plastic West Coast
          Hansen Gallery, San Francisco, California

1968  San Francisco Art Institute Touring Exhibition

1968  The West Coast Now
          Portland Art Museum, Seattle, Washington M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco Municipal art Gallery, Los Angeles, (catalogue)

          Invitational Drawing Show,
          Ithaca College, New York, New York

          Annual Exhibition,
          Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
          (catalogue and cover photograph)

          New Plastics, Hansen Gallery, San Francisco, California

           Plastic as Plastic, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, New York circulated
           internationally by Smithsonian Institution

1969   Traveled to: Rogue Gallery, Medford Oregon
           Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon,
           Chapman College, Orange California,
           Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa
           Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
           Loretto - Hilton Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
           Hunter Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee (catalogue)

1969   Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Urbanna - Champaign,             llinois (catalogue)

           Second National Invitational Exhibition
           Deane College, Crete, Nebraska (catalogue)

           The Albert Pilavin Collection : Twentieth - Century American Art
           Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design,
           Providence, Rhode Island (catalogue)

           Invisible Painting and Sculpture
           Richmond Art Center, California (catalogue)

1969   A Selection of Young Contemporary California
1970   Artists California Arts Commission (catalogue)

           A Plastic Presence
           Jewish Museum, New York, New York
           traveled to: Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee,Wisconsin
           San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California (catalogue)

1970   Northwest Printmakers: 41 st International Exhibition Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

           Contemporary American Sculpture: Selection 2 Whitney Museum of American Art (Howardc & Jean Lipman Foundation) New York, New                  York also shown at Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington (catalogue)

1970   Looking West 1970
           Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska (catalogue)

           Art Faculty Show
           Barrows Lane Gallery, University of California at Berkeley

1971   Sixteen in Nineteen Seventy: Northern California Artists, Fine Arts Center, Maryville College, Tennessee

           San Francisco Art Institute Centennial Exhibition San Francisco Museum of Art San Francisco (catalogue)

           Invitational Lithography Exhibition
           Florida State University at Tallahassee, Florida

           Spray
           Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California (catalogue)

           What is Technological Art?
           Art Gallery, California State University at Hayward

           Western Annual 1894- 1971
           Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado (catalogue)

1972   Five Artists
           St Mary's College, Morage, California

           Source
           San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

1973   Art Faculty Exhibition
           Worth Ryder Art Gallery, University of California at Berkeley

1976   Art Faculty Exhibition
           Worth Ryder Art Gallery, University of California at Berkeley

           West Mann
           Point Reyes Gallery, Point Reyes, California

1977   Art Faculty Exhibition
           Worth Ryder Art Gallery, University of California at Berkeley

1978   Bay Area "12" Monotype/Monoprints Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California
           Bay Area: Painting Invitational, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California

1979   Down to earth
           Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California at Berkeley (Four-person photography show)

1981   Ceramics Show
           Worth Ryder Art Gallery, University of California at Berkeley

1981   Art Faculty Show - Rogue Gallery, Medford, Oregon
           Group Show - John Bolles Gallery, Santa Rose, California

1982   Bay Area Sculpture from the University Art Museum. University Art Museum,
           University of California at Berkeley

           Clay Sculpture
           David Cole Gallery, Inverness, California

1983   Symbols and Surfaces (invitational) Walnut Creek Art Center, Walnut Creek, California

1984   Some Photographs by Artists
           Risser Gallery, Pasadena, California

           Art Faculty Show
           Worth Ryder Art Gallery, University of California at Berkeley

1985   Art Faculty Show
           Art in the San Francisco Bay Area: 1 945 - 1 980 Oakland Museum, Oakland, California

           Art Faculty Show
           Worth Ryder Art Gallery, University of California at Berkeley

           Abstracted Realities
           Creative Growth Gallery, Oakland, California

           First National Arts Invitational
           Tarkio College, Tarkio Missouri

           Group Show - Erickson & Elms Gallery, San Francisco 

1987   1987 Art Faculty Drawings
           Worth Ryder Art Gallery, University of California at Berkeley Art Fair - New York, New York

1988   Art Fair - New York, New York
           Group Show, J. Noblett Gallery, Boyes Hot Springs, California 

1989   Group Show, Carmel Gallery of Modern Art, Carmel, California October - November

1990   Group Show, Natsoulas/Novelozo Gallery, Davis, California

1994   California Artists - 16 Artists - Galerie Sho, Tokyo, Japan

1995   "Facing Eden" 100 Years of Landscape Art in the Bay Area
            (Illustration in Catalogue)
            De Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California July - August

2006    Bay Area Figuration...John Natsoulas Gallery,  Davis , Calif

2007    San Francisco and The Second Wave,...Freno Art Museum, Fresno, Calif.

2009    Sonoma Stone IV......  Sebastopol Center For The Arts, Calif.

2018    RADIANT SPACE  Sept - Oct 2018
            Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection, New York, New York

 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

 Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

 University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley

 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

 Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California

 Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

 Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas

 Swiss State Museum, Zurich, Switzerland

 Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

 Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

 Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

 San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California

 Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

 Logan Museum of Art, Logan, Utah

 Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas

Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, Ca

Agilant Technologies, Santa Rosa, Ca

Jack Leissring, Santa Rosa, CA

 And numerous private collections

 

TELEVISION DOCUMENTARIES

Subject of two half hour documentaries on the artist and his work, filmed by KQED and broadcast on channel 9 on September 21

and October 18, 1971.

 

CRITICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY

1961     Campbell, Lawrence, Art News, volume 59, number 9, January 1961, p. 18 Review of exhibition at Zabriskie Gallery.

             Canada, John, New York Times, December 25, 1961. Review of exhibition at Zabriskie Gallery.

             Judd, Donald, Arts, volume 35, number 4, January 1961, p.57 Review of exhibition at Zabriskie Gallery.

1963     Faunce, Sarah, Art News, volume 63, March 1963, p.18 Review of exhibition at Schoelkopf Gallery.

1964     Lehman, Thelma, Seattle Post- intelligencer, March 12, 1964, p.13 Review of exhibition at Scott Gallery.

             Robbins, Tom, Seattle Times, March 22, 1964, p.36 Review of exhibition at Scott Gallery.

1965     Robbins, Tom, Seattle Magazine, November 1965, p.6, Review of exhibition at Scoff Gallery.

1966     Culbert, Mike, Berkeley Gazette, January 29, 1966, p. 8, Review of exhibition at Richmond Art center.

1967     Art International, A May 1967. Photographs and critical analysis.
             Belz, Carl, "Around the bay" International Art, volume 11, number 3, March 20, 1967, p. 45

             Belz, Carl, Jerry Ballaine, Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, October 15 - November 12, 1967. Catalogue Essay.

             Frankenstein, Alfred, San Francisco Chronicle, October 19, 1967 Review of exhibit at Mills College.

             "Funk Art" Art in America, Spring 1967. Reproduction and review.

             Monte, James, Making it" ' Whith Funk" Artforum, volume 5, number 10, June 1967, pp. 56-57

             Newsweek, April 24, 1967, p. 106, Review of "Funk" exhibition.

             Seltz, Peter, Funk, University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley, April 18 - May 29, 1967
             Catalogue essay.

1968     "Art Now, West Coast Style", Seattle Post-intelligencer, March 17, 1968, Reproduction.

1968     "Plastics in Art", Art in America, volume 56, number 3, May/June 1968, pp 114-115
             Review and reproduction.

             "The New Eroticism", Evergreen Review, September 1968, pp.50 (illus) 54

              "West Coast Report", Art in America, June/July 1968. Illustrations and Comment.

              "Whitney Annual: A Sympathetic Showplace", The Christian Science Monitor, December 27, 1968
              Reproduction.

1969      Albright, Thomas "Ballaine's Refined Funk", San Francisco Chronicle March 6, 1969, p.43
              Review of exhibition at Galeria Cart Van der Voort.

              "Ballaine at Van der Voort", West Art, March 21, 1969, p.16. Critical review and reproduction.

              Belz, Carl and Doty, Robert, Jerry Ballaine:
              Vacuum Formed Plastics, Galeria Carl Van der Voort, San Francisco, March 5 - April 5, 1969.
              Catalogue essays

              Fried, Alexander, "Well, At Least They're Original" San Francisco Examiner, March 15, 1969 p.1 2. Review of exhibition at Galeria Carl Van               der Voort. Reproduction.

              Robbins, Daniel, " The Albert Palavin Collection : Twentieth-Century American Art"
              Museum Notes. Bulletin of the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, Summer 1969, Volume 55, number 4, pp. 53-54

             Shipley, James R. and Weller, Allen S. Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture,

             Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, March 2- April 6, 1969 Reproduction.

1970     Albright, Thomas, "Three Masterful Artists", San Francisco Chronicle, January 15, 1970, p 41
             Review of San Francisco Museum of Art exhibition.

            "Benton, Ballaine, Richardson", Artweek, January 17, 1970
            Review of San Francisco Museum of Art exhibition. Reproduction.

            Foley, Suzanne, Jerry Ballaine. San Francisco Museum of Art, January 9 - February 15, 1970
            Catalogue essay

            French, Palmer D., "San Francisco", Artforum , March 1970.
            Review of San Francisco Museum of Art exhibition.

1972    "San Francisco Review", The Art Gallery Magazine, April 1972, p. 9

1974    Albright, Thomas, "Magic and Barbed Wire", San Francisco Chronicle, June 13, 1974
            Review of exhibition at John Bolles Gallery.

            Bloomfield, Arthur, "Art sometimes Needs Explaining", San Francisco Examiner June 11, 1974,
            Review of exhibition at John Bolles Gallery.

1977    Albright, Thomas, "Artist's Change of form Pays off", San Francisco Chronicle, October 11,1977
            Review of exhibition at Stephen Wirtz Gallery.

            Bloomfield, Arthur, "San Francisco Examiner" , October 12, 1977, p.55.
            Review of exhibition at Stephen Wirtz Gallery.

            Murray, Joan, "Jerry Ballaine as Photographer", Artweek, October 15, 1977, p.15
            Review of exhibition at Stephen Wirtz Gallery. Reproduction.

1979    Curtis, Cathy, "Bay Area Sampling", Artweek, February 3, 1979, p.7
            Reproduction and mention in review of Richmond Art Center exhibition.

1985    Albright, Thomas, Art in the San Francisco Bay Area: 1945 - 1980,
            University of California Press, Berkeley,1985, pp. 155, 156, 249, 260
            Comment and reproduction.

1986    Nob Hill Gazette, September 1986 Cover reproduction.

1991    Leonard, Michael, "Jerrold Ballaine", Artweek February 21, 1991, p.17
            Review of exhibition at Ebert Gallery.
            Reproduction.