Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

Fellowship Exhibition: Austin Ballard

April 8 - April 19, 2022
Reception: Friday, April 8, 5 - 7 PM

Hyper-Venting

Join us for a Fellowship exhibition by 2016-2017, 2021-2022 Visual Arts Fellow Austin Ballard.

Hyper-Vent, 2022, artifical cane webbing, epoxy clay, found textile spools, 50″ x 38″ x 31″

Austin Ballard creates sculptures both surreal and therapeutic. Exploring the limits between body and architecture, anxiety and intimacy, Ballard works through lo-fi pattern-making and ceramic coil-building. Born in Charlotte, NC, Ballard received an MFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, where he also served as an Assistant Professor in Textiles. Ballard has received numerous awards including a Joan Mitchell Foundation Sculpture Scholarship, a Windgate Foundation Fellowship, a Kenneth Stubbs Endowed Fellowship, a Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant, a Dan Bown Project Award, and the Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Studies Grant. He has been awarded full fellowships to the Museum of Arts and Design, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Ox-Bow School of Art, the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Vermont Studio Center, Wassaic Project, and the McColl Center for Art + Innovation. Ballard has been featured in Make Magazine, Art Maze Magazine, Wall Street International and Wide Walls. Ballard has held solo exhibitions at Smack Mellon, NY, Wave Hill, NY, Napoleon, PA, Real Art Ways, CT, and Ithaca College among others. Ballard currently lives and works in Ridgewood, NY.

 

Please note: To secure your visit, please email registrar@fawc.org.  We look forward to welcoming you to the Work Center.

The annual Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship welcomes 20 emerging artists and writers to live and work in Provincetown from October 1 – April 30. Fellows receive a modest monthly stipend, intended to offset personal expenses and clear the way for seven months of uninterrupted time and space in which to advance their practice.

We invite you to contribute to our April Fellowship Fund, a month-long initiative to support the extraordinary Fellows who enrich our creative community and go on to shape contemporary culture.