Chris Ballantyne


Chris Ballantyne‘s paintings, drawings and sculptural installations are an examination of suburban space. Ballantyne’s inspiration is drawn from the universalities of his different neighborhood homes. Ideas of land boundaries, manipulated space and economic design are developed out of observations from a variety of urban and rural settings. Ballantyne’s works are focused on architecture and landscape design and often explore complex relationships between individuals and their surroundings. Ballantyne received his M.F.A. in painting and drawing from the San Francisco Art Institute. Recent exhibitions include a self-titled show with the Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville, Tenn., and “Dream of New Jersey” at the DCKT Contemporary in New York. The artist has exhibited in Los Angeles and Berlin with the Peres-Projects, and, last year, he was featured in the 2006 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, Calif.