Jennifer Balkan

Education

2005 Art Student League of Denver, Colorado

2003 Austin Fine Arts School, Austin, TX

2002 Laguna Gloria Art School, Austin, TX

2001 University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. in sociology

1992 Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, B.A. in behavioral neuroscience

Selected Exhibitions

2016 September, Davis Gallery, Austin, TX: Painters Painting Painters exhibit

June, Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC: Five-woman show at the Vendue Inn

May, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO: invited into Contemporary Configuration

April, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO: invited into Nexus

March, Art Room.Space Gallery, Fort Worth, TX: group exhibition

2015 October, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO: Urban exhibit

September, Austin, TX: invited into Vessel, a 2D and 3D exhibit

August , Abend Gallery, Denver CO: invited into “Edge of Realism” exhibit

August, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO: invited to participate in “A Friendly Challenge”

June, Georgetown Art Center, TX: invited into first regional Women Painting Women

February, Arts Center of the Ozarks, AK: featured in Vox Femina

February, Sirona Fine Art, FL: Juried into Poets/Artists’ “The Artist’s Gaze: Seeing Women in the

Twenty-first Century”

2014 September, Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC: Juried into 5th Annual Women Paint Women Show

September, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA: juried into “Pay It Forward” Show

2013 September, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA: Women Painting Women exhibition

May, Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York: two-person exhibition

January, Elliot Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA: “About Face” self-portrait group exhibition

2012 November, East Austin Studio Tour, Austin, TX

October, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE: juried art auction

August, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX: “100 Degrees” group show

July, Bennington Center for the Arts, Vermont: “Artists for the New Century” exhibition

June, Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York: self-portrait exhibition

March, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX: solo exhibition

2011 November, East Austin Studio Tour, Austin, TX

October, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE: juried art auction

September, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA: Affordable Art Show

July, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX: “Rivers” group show

2010 December, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA: group show

November, East Austin Studio Tour, Austin, TX

November, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC: juried show “Women Painting Women”

October, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE: juried art auction

September, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA: Drawing exhibit

August, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX: Anniversary group show

March, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX: solo exhibition

2009 November, East Austin Studio Tour, Austin, TX

October, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA: Artists’ Choice Show

October, Bass Concert Music Hall, Austin, TX: solo show

September, Austin, TX: Austin Visual Arts Association: juried exhibition

July, Showings Fine Art Gallery, Denver, CO: curated Women Artists’ Show

January, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX: “A Grand Affair” group show

2008 December, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX: group show

November, East Austin Studio Tour, Austin, TX

October, Austin Visual Arts Association, Austin, TX: juried life drawing show

October, USArtist’s Show, Philadelphia, PA: invited by the Principle Gallery

May, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX: Solo Painter show

January, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX: “A Grand Affair,” group exhibition

2007 December, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA: “Small Works Show,” group exhibition

December, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX: “Alice in Wonderland,” group exhibition

November, Davis Gallery, Austin, TX: group exhibition

June-July, Winston-Wachter Gallery, Seattle, WA: group exhibition

April, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX: Solo Painter show

2006 December, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA: “Small Works Show,” group exhibition

November, Art Amici Fine Art Gallery, Austin, TX: East Austin Studio Tour, group exhibition

November, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA: “The Artist’s Process,” group exhibition

September, Art in Embassy Program, Republic of Cyprus: Painting selected to be part of program

September, Texas Freedom Network Art Auction, silent art auction benefit

August, Galerie Dalray, New Orleans, LA: group exhibition

July, Hespe Gallery, San Francisco, CA: group figurative exhibition

July, Bella Creo Fine Art Gallery, Boerne, TX: group exhibition

April, F8 Fine Art Gallery, Austin, TX: two-painter/two-photographer show

March, Austin Visual Arts Association: juried figurative art exhibition

February, ArtErotica, Austin, silent auction benefiting AIDS Services of Austin

2005 November, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA: group exhibition

November, Art Amici Fine Art Gallery, Austin, TX: East Austin Studio Tour, group exhibition

November, Texas Freedom Network Art Auction, silent art auction benefit

August, 39th Annual Juried Salado Art Fair, Salado, TX

April, F8 Fine Art Gallery, Austin, TX: solo painter exhibition

February, ArtErotica, Austin, TX: silent auction benefiting AIDS Services of Austin

2004 November, Art Amici Fine Art Gallery, Austin, TX: East Austin Studio Tour, group exhibition

November, Texas Freedom Network Art Auction, silent art auction benefit

November, Women Who Paint Women, Little City Coffeehouse, Austin, curator & participant

November, F8 Fine Art Gallery, Austin, TX: “Art Wide Shut,” group show

October, Texas Hill Country Invitational Art Show, Boerne, TX: a featured artist

September, Women & their Work Gallery, Austin, TX: “Red Hot Red Dot”, art show & silent auction

August, Art Amici Fine Art Gallery, Austin, TX: “Home Is Where the Art Is,” organizer & participant

August, F8 Fine Art Gallery, Austin, TX: “Retro Show” group exhibition

July, Spirit Echoes Inc. Fine Arts Festival, Austin, TX: juried show

June, F8 Fine Art Gallery, Austin, TX: two-painter exhibition, sold-out show

April, Guerrilla Gallery Ladyfest Art Show, Austin, TX: juried art exhibition

April, Art Amici Fine Art Gallery, Austin, TX: East Austin Studio Tour, group exhibition

April, Austin Fine Arts Festival, Austin, TX: displayed artwork & gave painting portrait demos

February, ArtErotica, Blue Genie Art Industries, Austin, silent auction for AIDS Services of Austin

January, Zandoozi Gallery, Austin, TX: solo exhibition

2003 December, Art Amici Fine Art Gallery, Austin, TX: “Salon des RefusŽs,” group exhibition

November, Art Amici Fine Art Gallery, Austin, TX: East Austin Studio Tour, group exhibition

November, Texas Freedom Network Art Auction, silent art auction benefit

April, Blue Genie Art Industries, Austin, TX: “Spring Art Show,” group exhibition

March, ArtErotica, Blue Genie Art Industries, Austin, TX: silent auction for AIDS Services of Austin

Teaching Experience

2016 Private classes, figure painting and portraiture instruction

2016 Georgetown Art Center, Portrait Oil Painting Workshop

2015 Private classes, figure painting and portraiture instruction

2015 Georgetown Art Center, Portrait Oil Painting Workshop

2014 Private classes, figure painting and portraiture instruction

2014 Georgetown Art Center, Figurative Oil Painting Workshop

2013 Private classes, figure painting and portraiture instruction

2012 Private classes, figure painting

2011 Private classes, figure painting

2009 Private classes, figure painting

2008 Private classes, figure painting and portraiture instruction

2007 Private classes, figure painting and still-life instruction

2007 Austin Waldorf School, 12th Grade oil painting and drawing self-portraiture instructor

2006 Austin Waldorf School, 11th Grade oil painting and drawing still-life instructor

2006 Sculpture Academy of Austin, figurative painting educator

2005 Sculpture Academy of Austin, figurative drawing

2004 Austin Fine Arts Festival, gave portrait demonstrations

Publications

Fine Art Connoisseur, January 2017, Go Figure

Poets and Artists Magazine, 2017, interviewed by Walt Morton for Artist of the Week

Savvy Painter interview for podcast, November 2016

American Art Collector, June 2015 “Unfurl at Gallery 1261”

Austin Woman Magazine, November 2014

Combustus, September 2014

The New York Optimist, September, 2014

American Art Collector, May, 2013, “Jennifer Balkan & John McCarthy: Disguises and Disappearances”

Sacramento Bee, January, 2013, “About Face” self-portrait show at the Elliot Fouts Gallery”

Austin Chronicle, January, 2013, “Top Ten from Visual Art in 2012″

Austin Chronicle, March, 2012, “Jennifer Balkan: Peep Holes”

American Art Collector, March, 2012, “Peep Holes: Jennifer Balkan”

Austin Chronicle, November, 2010, “East Austin Studio Tour”

American Art Collector, November, 2010, “Women Painting Women”

Austin Visual Arts Awards, 2009, nominated for Artist of the Year in 2-Dimensional Art

Austin Chronicle, November, 2008, “Welcome to My Studio”

Austin Woman, September, 2008, “Keep Austin Artistic: Jennifer Balkan, Painter”

Austin Chronicle, May, 2008, “Jennifer Balkan: Hidden Meaning”

Southwest Art, May, 2008, “Seriously Funny: six artists view life with imagination and wit”

Falls Church News, January, 2008, review published

New American Paintings, October, 2007, artwork published

Austin Chronicle, May, 2007, “Jennifer Balkan: Her New Work”

Farfelu Magazine, Summer 2006, artwork published

Edifice Wrecked, Spring, 2006, artwork and interview published

Southwest Art Magazine, December 2005, “Artist to Watch”

West Austin News, May 2005

Southwest Art, December 2004

Austin Monthly, October 2004, “Jennifer Balkan, Painting With a Passion”

Austin American Statesman Xlent, April, July 2004

Austin Chronicle, February 2004, January 2004

Awards and Honors

Portrait Society of America, 2017, Texas Top Ten

Academy of Realist Art in Boston, 2016, selected to participate in figurative painting competition

Austin Chronicle Readers’ Poll, Best Visual Artist of 2015

Portrait Society of America, 2015, First Merit

Portrait Society of America, 2015, 9th Place

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