KIMBERLY BALLA
Seattle WA     Inscape Arts Building Studio 127     360-296-0916     Kimberly.Balla.3188@gmail.com

EDUCATION
BFA, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, Graduated 2013

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011
Installation Exhibition, Fixture Gallery, Bellingham, WA
2012
Continuum, Fixture Gallery, Bellingham, WA
2013
Launch Pad, Western Gallery, Bellingham, WA
Nature in the Balance, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
3rd Annual Art Auction, Anchor Art Space, Anacortes, WA
Awake, Hush Gallery, Seattle, WA
2014
Whatcom Museum,Vanishing Ice, Bellingham, WA
CVG Show, Collective Vision Gallery, Bremerton, WA
Light Night, Larsen Gallery, Yakima, WA
Inscape Open Studios, Inscape Arts Building, Seattle, WA
Undertones, Group Exhibition, Addison Gallery, Seattle, WA
EAFA Members Show, Group Exhibition, Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA
EAFA 2014 Open Exhibition, Juried Group Exhibition, EAFA Gallery, Seattle, WA
EAFA 2015 Abstract Exhibition, Juried Group Exhibition, EAFA Gallery, Seattle, WA
2015
Covenant Shores, EAFA Group Exhibition, Covenant Shores Gallery, Mercer Island, WA
Kirkland Summerfest, Juried Art Fair, Kirkland, WA
2016
Contemporary Impressions, 3 person exhibition, TSUGA Fine Arts, Bothell, WA
Visual Impressions, juried exhibition, Ryan James Fine Arts, Kirkland, WA
Would Have Been Anyways, 4 person exhibition, Dakota Gallery, Bellingham, WA
2017
4.2.NO, 4 person exhibition, Ryan James Gallery, Kirkland, WA
Interstate, juried exhibition, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, WA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013
A Chemical Attraction, Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA
2015
Beyond the Surface, Wallflower Gallery, West Seattle, WA
2018
Linear Delusions, Studio 103 Tashiro Kaplan Building, Seattle, WA
Distant Realities, Axis Gallery, Seattle, WA
2019
Unknown Voids, Ryan James Gallery, Belltown Seattle, WA

ShunPike Storefronts, South Lake Union Amazon District, Seattle, WA

2020

Far From Home, Axis Gallery, Seattle, WA


ARTIST PRESENTATIONS
-Western Washington University, Scholars Week
-TSUGA Fine Arts Artist Talk
-Ryan James Gallery Artist Talk, 4.2.NO Exhibition

-ShunPike Storefronts Artist Talk

CURATORIAL & INSTALLATION
DO-HO SUH SCULPTURE CAUSE AND EFFECT (with a team of 8 WWU students), Western Washington University, WA, 2012
     - Helped unpack, handle and hang the sculpture    

CONTINUUM, BFA Exhibition, group curator and installer, (with fellow BFA students), Western Washington University, WA, 2012
     - Helped get food donations. Helped install the show

A CHEMICAL ATTRACTION, BFA Exhibition (self-curated), Lucia Douglas, Bellingham, WA, 2013
     - Created wall text,  show title, created a thumbnail brochure with pricing, handled sales, organized food and drink, installed work, publicity and advertisement.

EAFA 2014 OPEN EXHIBITION, Co-Chair, EAFA Gallery, Seattle, WA
EAFA 2015 INTERNATIONAL ABSTRACT EXHIBITION, Co-Chair, EAFA Gallery, Seattle, WA
EAFA 2015 MEMBERS SHOW, Co-Chair, TSUGA Fine Arts Gallery, Bothell WA
      - Created show flyer, created show program, award plaques, award labels, hung show, curated/hung small holiday works side show, uninstall show, set up and clean           up show reception. Created online marketing material for several EAFA shows. Online social media. Some bookkeeping with QuickBooks. 

GALLERY ASSISTANT RYAN JAMES GALLERY
     - Helped with Visual Impressions, Juried show 2017. publicity, artist call preparation and dispersal, show installation. Help weekly to install shows and         rental                displays. Created a thumbnail brochure with pricing for shows.
     - Co-Curate Visual Impressions Show 2018. Marketing for the show and for the juried call. Organize the show display and install works. Email correspondence                with 50 involved artists. Design and send out online market reception show card.

JUROR ARTS OF KENMORE YOUTH EXHIBITION
     - Juried 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and  honorable mentions for the youth division of the Kenmore art show at Bastyr University 2017.

VOLUNTEER FRYE ART MUSEUM
     -    Events and Programs
     -    Ticketing, customer service, group ushering, bag check, member check in

 

PUBLICATIONS & AWARDS
- Occam's Razor Magazine: WWU's Intellectual Perspective
- Jack Richeson Co. Sponsor Award, EAFA 2014 Open Exhibition
- 1st Place, EAFA 2015 International Abstract Exhibition
- MuseBuz , Art Website, Aticle about Work

-All She Makes, Womens Arts Website, Blog, and Instagram Platform.

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