American ArtistJennifer 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

2019 June, Chimera Gallery, Mullingar, Ireland: First International Solo show.

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

 

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

 

Jennifer’s first international exhibition took place in July, a huge success with pieces been bought by collectors in Ireland , Europe and back home in the States