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Barry X Ball

  • Envy White Carrara (“Michelangelo”) Statuario Marble, stainless steel 2014 55.9 x 43.8 x 24.1 cm
    Envy White Carrara (“Michelangelo”) Statuario Marble, stainless steel 2014 55.9 x 43.8 x 24.1 cm

  • Envy (detail) White Carrara (“Michelangelo”) Statuario Marble, stainless steel 2014 55.9 x 43.8 x 24.1 cm
    Envy (detail) White Carrara (“Michelangelo”) Statuario Marble, stainless steel 2014 55.9 x 43.8 x 24.1 cm

  • Envy (detail) White Carrara (“Michelangelo”) Statuario Marble, stainless steel 2014 55.9 x 43.8 x 24.1 cm
    Envy (detail) White Carrara (“Michelangelo”) Statuario Marble, stainless steel 2014 55.9 x 43.8 x 24.1 cm

Introduction

Barry X Ball was born in 1955 in Pasadena, CA and lives and works in New York.
His work has been exhibited at the Powerhouse Museum / Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Museum of Arts and Design, Bass Museum of Art, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, SITE Santa Fe, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Beijing Today Art Museumand at many international contemporary galleries and art fairs.

Biography

  • 1978 Lives and works in New York.
  • 1977 Graduated from Pomona College(B.A.), Claremont, California
  • 1955 Born in Pasadena,California

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2015 Barry X Ball: Portraits and Photos, 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2014 Masterpieces, McCabe Fine Art, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2012 Barry X Ball: The Obsession with the Object (L’Ossessione dell’Oggetto), Palazzo Mansi branch of the Lucca National Museums, Lucca, Italy
  • Barry X Ball: Matthew Barney / Barry X Ball Dual-­Dual Portrait, Paris, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Gallery II, Paris.
  • 2011 Portraits and Masterpieces, Ca’ Rezzonico, Venice.
  • 2009 Masterpieces, Salon 94 Freemans, New York City.
  • 2008 De Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich
  • 2007 Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice
  • SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2004 Barry X Ball: (Matthew Barney), PS1 / MoMA Contemporary Art Center, New York City
  • 2003 Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston
  • 1997 Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston
  • Luhring Augustine, New York City
  • 1995 Luhring Augustine, New York City
  • 1993 Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthalle, Stockholm.
  • 1991 Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels
  • 1990 Domaine de Kerguéhennec. Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, Brittany, France
  • 1988 Craig Cornelius Gallery, New York City

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2016 Out of Hand: Materialising the Digital, Powerhouse Museum / Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Sydney, Australia
  • Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida
  • Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters New York
  • 2015 The Figure in Process -­ from de Kooning to Kapoor 1955-­2015, Pivot Art + Culture, Seattle, Washington
  • Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Du Sollst Dir (K)ein Bild Machen, Berliner Dom, Berlin, Germany
  • SELF: Portraits of Artists in Their Absence, The National Academy Museum, New York City
  • Beautiful Beast, New York Academy of Art, New York City
  • 2014 Preziosa opera: Da Boldini a De Pisis, da Boccioni a Casorati, da Messina a Pomodoro: capolavori dell'arte e tradizione orafa a Valenza, Ministry of Cultural Heritage, City of Valenza, Valenza, Italy
  • Beyond the Classical: Imagining the Ideal Across Time, The National Academy Museum, New York City
  • 2013 Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital, The Museum of Arts and Design, New York City
  • LAT. 41° 7' N., LONG. 72° 19' W, Martos Gallery, East Marion, NY
  • Disaster / The End of Days, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Pantin, France
  • 2012 The endless renaissance – six solo artist projects: eija-­liisa ahtila, barry x ball, walead beshty, hans-­peter feldmann, ged quinn and araya rasdjarmrearnsook, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach
  • Marble Sculpture: From 350 B.C. to Last Week, Sperone Westwater, New York City
  • 2011 The 2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York
  • 2010 Looking Back / The Fifth White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York City
  • Omaggio a Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano, Switzerland
  • Ultramegalore: Fashion Icon Testimony, Modemuseum Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgium
  • 2009 Every Revolution is a Roll of the Dice, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York City
  • 2008 e-­form (rapid-­prototype exhibition), Today Art Museum, Beijing
  • 2007 To be continued..., Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm
  • 2006 The Gold Standard, PS1 / MoMA Contemporary Art Center, New York City
  • 2004 Minimal to the Max: The Brownstone Collection, Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach
  • 2003 American Art Today: Faces and Figures, The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami
  • 2002 Le Stanze dell’Arte: Figure e immagini del XX secolo, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (MART), Rovereto, Italy
  • From the Observatory, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York City
  • 2001 Affinités, Le Quartier, center d’art contemporain de Quimper, Brittany, France
  • 1999 Loaf, Baumgartner Galleries, New York City
  • 1998 Spatiotemporal / Verk Ur Samlingen 1988-­1998, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm
  • 1997 The One Chosen: Images of Christ in Recent New York Art, The Thomas J.Walsh Art Gallery, Fairfield, Connecticut
  • A Private View: Works of Art from Paleolithic to Present, Kent Gallery, New York City
  • 1996 Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
  • 1995 Générique 2 Double Mixte, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris.
  • 1994 The Use of Pleasure, Terrain, San Francisco, California.
  • 1992 The Eighties and the Nineties from the Collection, Museo Cantonale d’Arte. Panza di Biumo, Lugano, Switzerland
  • 1991 Painted Desert, Galerie Renos Xippas, Paris.
  • The Museum of Natural History, Galerie Barbara Farber, Amsterdam.
  • 1990 Sculpture, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
  • 1989 Pièces Choisies, Gilbert Brownstone Gallery, Paris.
  • 1988 La Couleur Seule: The Monochrome Experiment, Musée Saint-­Pierre art contemporain (since renamed: Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon), Lyon, France.
  • Pomona College Alumni Artists, Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont, California
  • Primary Structures, Gilbert Brownstone Gallery, Paris.
  • 1987 Reduction–Plan, Mission Gallery, New York City.
  • Abstract Painting, Asher / Faure Gallery, Los Angeles.
  • 1986 Geometry Now, Craig Cornelius Gallery, New York City.
  • Traps, Elements of Psychic Seduction, Carlo Lamagna Gallery, New York City.
  • 1985 Precious: An American Cottage Industry of the Eighties, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York City.

PUBLIC AND MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

  • Hammer Museum, California, USA
  • The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, USA
  • Le Fonds régional d’art contemporain Bretagne, FRANCE
  • Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthalle, SWEDEN
  • The Maramotti Collection, ITALY
  • Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano, SWITZERLAND
  • Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, ITALY
  • The Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, Florida, USA
  • The Berlingieri Collection, ITALY
  • The Thomas Olbricht Collection, GERMANY
  • The Panza Collection, ITALY / SWITZERLAND