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EXHIBITION RESUME  (November, 2014)

 

AWARDS

2008 - Artist-in-Residence, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, Colorado.
1995 - Individual Fellowship in Painting, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
1991 - Creative Fellowship in Photography, Colorado Council on the Arts & Humanities.
1989 - First Place Short Fiction Award, Westword Magazine, Denver, Colorado.

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

- Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York.
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Vicki & Kent Logan Collection, San Francisco, California.
- Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona.
- Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
- 21c Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
- National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming.
- Usminas Cultural Institute (Usicultura), Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
- Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

- McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, New York.
- U.S. West Communications, Denver, Colorado.
- Hewlett-Packard, Fort Collins, Colorado.

 

SELECTED ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2014 - "JACK BALAS: YES / NO (THE WOODS)," Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado. (May 23- July 12, 2014) Reviewed in Westword
2014 - "JACK BALAS: OVERRIDE," Rude Gallery, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Denver , Colorado. (May 21-July 9, 2014)

2010 - "JACK BALAS: TATTOO DETOUR / THE MAIN EVENT," L2 Kontemporary, Los Angeles, CA.
2009 - "JACK BALAS: AMERICAN MALE," Scope- Basel (artfair), Basel, Switzerland. (presented by Creative Thriftshop, Brooklyn NY)
2009 - "JACK BALAS: AMERICAN MALE," Ego Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.
2008 - "WE'LL BE SEEING YOU," Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, Colorado Reviewed in The Rocky Mountain News and Reviewed in Westword
2008 - "TATTOO DETOUR." Robischon Gallery, Denver. Colorado. Reviewed in The Rocky Mountain News and Reviewed in Westword
2007 - Platform Gallery, Tucson, Arizona.
2006 - Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado.  (Reviewed as "among the standouts" of the Colorado Biennial; by Stephanie Cash, ART IN AMERICA, February 2007, p.65.)
2006 - Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, New York. Reviewed in the New York Blade
2006 - Conduit Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
2006 - Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.
2005 - SCOPE-HAMPTONS, Hampton Hall, Southampton, New York (presented by Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn NY)
2005 - Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado.

2004 - Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, New York.
2003 - g2 Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
2002 - Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado. ("Rough Draft")
2002 - g2 Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona.
2001 - Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado. ("Territory Found")
2001 - "BATHERS: AN INSTALLATION," Boulder Public Library, Boulder, Colorado.
2000 - Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas
1999 - Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado.
1997 - "CONSUMPTION & CONFLUENCE," (with Allison Kyner). Kimura Gallery, Univ. of Alaska, Anchorage.
1997 - Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado. ("The Marriage of History and Fiction")
1996 - "WESTWARD, HO!," University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, Wyoming.
1996 - "SPANISH MOSS-- THE EFFIGIES," Warehouse Studio, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
1995 - Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado.
1993 - Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado.
1991 - Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado.
1990 - Koslow Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
1989 - Koslow Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
1988 - Koslow / Rayl Fine Art, Los Angeles, California.
1987 - Chicago Gallery of Northern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2014 - "OF A FEATHER," Downtown Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
2014 - "TRUE COLORS," Press Street Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2014 - "SMALL THINGS CONSIDERED," Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ. (May 8- June 30, 2014)
2014-2016 - Group Exhibition, U.S. Department of State Art in Embasies Program, United States Embassy, Vienna, Austria.

2013 - "PAGE 179, ARTFORUM SEPTEMBER, 2013," Brennan and Griffin, New York, NY.
2013 - "A SHOW OF HANDS," Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ.
2013 - "REVISITING: TEN YEARS OF THE VISITING ARTIST SERIES," Carson Gallery of the Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO.
2013 - "TEN YEARS DRAWN," L2Kontemporary, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA.
2013 - "
CHANGING PERCEPTIONS OF THE WESTERN LANDSCAPE," Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, Albuquerque, NM. click here for image from the show
2013 - "THE ART OF RENEWAL," James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico. "Art of Renewal," by Richard Tobin. THE Magazine, Santa Fe, NM, February-March 2013, p. 44.

2012 - "EXPO CHICAGO," (artfair) (presented by James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe), Chicago, Illinois
2012 - "Summer Gallery Artists," James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2012 - "CON TEXT" Permanent Collections Gallery, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ.

2011 - "SCOPE MIAMI," (artfair) (presented by Mulherin / CTS, Brooklyn), Miami Florida.
2011 - "ARIZONA BIENNIAL," Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ. Curated by Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
2011 - "PULSE NEW YORK,"
(artfair) (presented by Creative Thriftshop, Brooklyn NY)

2010 - "QUESTION IDENTITY -- FENCES: WRONG ANSWER; LGBTQ PERSPECTIVES," Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater WI.
2010 -
"MADE IN TUCSON / BORN IN TUCSON / LIVE IN TUCSON" Part 2. Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ
2010 - "SONGS IN REVERSE," Crane Arts, Philadelphia PA, Curated by Ron Abram for Southern Graphics Council
2010 - "LOVELINES," RedLine Arts Center, Denver, CO.

2009 - "WORD," Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Danielle Steel, guest curator.
2009 - "THE MASTERS REMASTERED," Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Ft. Collins, CO.
2009 - "THE GRAND CANYON: FROM DREAM TO ICON," Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX.
2009 - "SCOPE NEW YORK,"
(artfair) The Scope Pavilion, Lincoln Center, New York, NY (presented by Creative Thriftshop, Brooklyn NY)

2008 - "SCOPE MIAMI," (artfair) Wynwood Art District, Miami, Florida. (Presented by Creative Thrift Shop, Brooklyn, New York)
2008 - "TIMELESS: THE ART OF DRAWING," The Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey
2008 - "SLICK," (artfair) Paris, France. (Presented by Creative Thrift Shop, Brooklyn, New York)
2008 - "PREVIEW BERLIN" (artfair) Berlin Tempelhof Airport Hangar 2, Berlin, Germany. (Presented by Creative Thrift Shop, Brooklyn, New York)
2008 - "COCKED! The Possessed Male: Object of My Desire,"Luis De Jesus Seminal Projects, San Diego, CA
2008 - "SCOPE NEW YORK," (artfair) The Scope Pavilion, Lincoln Center, New York, NY (presented by Creative Thriftshop, Brooklyn NY)

2007 - "SCOPE MIAMI," (artfair) Robert Clemente Park, Miami, Florida, (Presented by Creative Thrift Shop, Brooklyn, New York)
2007 - "CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL,"
(artfair) Istanbul Convention Center, Istanbul, Turkey; (Presented by CreativeThrift Shop, Brooklyn, New York)
2007 - "ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION," JENKINS JOHNSON GALLERY, San Francisco, California.

2007 - "BERLINER LISTE 07"; (artfair) Berlin, Germany; (Presented by: Creative Thrift Shop, Brooklyn, New York)
2007 - "THE BEAUTY IN MAN: 250 YEARS OF THE MALE FIGURE IN ART," Tregoning and Company, Cleveland, Ohio.
2007 - "SCOPE HAMPTONS,"
(artfair) (Presented by: Creative Thrift Shop, Brooklyn, New York), East Hampton, New York.
2007 - "REPRESENTATION," Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, New York.
2007 - "THE PLAYERS" (Curated by Clare Weiss) The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park; New York, New York.
2007 - "MODES OF DISCLOSURE," Form + Content Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.
2007 - "BLUE," Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, New York.
2007 - "WINTER HAIKU," Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francsico, California.
2007 - "REALationships: WORKS OF SURREAL INSPIRATION," Foothills Art Center, Golden, Colorado. (Curated by Michael Chavez)
2007 - "30th ANNIVERSARY SHOW," Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado.

2006 - "PUBLIC / PRIVATE," Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, New York.
2006 - "GRAND CANYON: FROM DREAM TO ICON," Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
2006 - "DECADES OF INFLUENCE," Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, & Center for the Visual Arts, Denver, Colorado.
2006 - "ENGENDERED SPECIES," Gatov and Merlino Galleries, California State University, Long Beach; and Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center, Hollywood, California.

2005 - "CON-TEXT," G-2 Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona.
2005 - "BEHIND OUR EYES," Platform Gallery, Tucson, Arizona.
2005 - "SELF-EXPOSURE: THE MALE NUDE SELF-PORTRAIT" Clamp Art, New York , New York.

2005 - "REALISM INVITATIONAL," Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, California.
2005 - "SMALL WORKS," LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
2005 - "SCOPE- MIAMI" (artfair) (presented by Jack The Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY) Miami Beach, Florida.

2004 - "WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?," Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona.
2004 - "CONTEMPORARY DRAWING," Eisentrager / Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.

2003 - "UA SCHOOL OF ART FACULTY EXHIBITION," University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona.
2002 - "SOLACE: A COMMEMORATION OF SEPTEMBER 11th," Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado.
2000 - "THE IMAGE OF TEXT," Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.
2000 - "LONDON BIENNALE," (David Medalla, Organizer) London, England.
2000 - "HORSE," Ron Judish Fine Arts, Denver, Colorado.

1999 - "CONCEPTUALISTICATIONISM," Star-67 Project Space, Brooklyn, New York.
1998 - "EGYPT OF THE MIND," Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado.
1997 - "SPANISH MOSS: AN EFFIGY OF THE SOUTH," Emmanuel Gallery, Auraria Higher Education Center, Denver, Colorado.
1997 - "PRIVATE WORLDS: 200 YEARS OF AMERICAN STILL LIFE PAINTING," Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado. Julia Augur and Ann Daley, Curators.

1995 - "ART AND THE LAW," West Publishing Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Travel Schedule: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.; J.R. Thompson Center, Chicago, Illinois; University Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada; Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio.
1994 - "FOCUS ON COLORADO / THE FRONT RANGE: JACK BALAS, WES HEMPEL & SCOTT CHAMBERLIN," Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado. 
1993 - "BOULDER FLOW," Sibell-Wolle Galleries, Fine Art Dept., University of Colorado, Boulder.
1992 - "OUT OF BOUNDS: THE WORD BECOMES ART," Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Ariz.
1991 - "COLORADO COUNCIL ON THE ARTS & HUMANITIES CREATIVE FELLOWSHIP WINNERS," Metropolitan State College Center for the Visual Arts, Denver, Colorado.

1991 - "RODEO IN FACT AND FANTASY," Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
1990 - "PERSONAL / POLITICAL: SEXUALITY SELF-DEFINED," The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery 2, Chicago,Illinois.
1989 - "THE NEW NARRATOLOGY: EXAMINING THE NARRATIVE IN IMAGE / TEXT ART," Artspace Annex, San Francisco, California. Travel Schedule: The Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, California; Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, Florida; Center for Research in Contemporary Art, University of Texas, Arlington. Maria Porges, Curator.
1988 - "THE LANDSCAPE," Marilyn Pink Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
1986 - "IMAGE WARS," The Center for Idea Art, Denver, Colorado. Lucy Lippard, Curator.

1985 - "MENAGERIE," San Francisco International Airport, California.
1985 - "GALLERY ARTISTS," Asher/ Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
1983 - "NEWCOMERS '83," Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, California. Josine Ianco- Starrels, Curator.
1983 - "PAINTING OF THE MONTH," Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art (L.A.I.C.A.), California.
1981 - "GALLERY ARTISTS," Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
1978 - "NEW HORIZONS IN ART," Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS


2012 - NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS #102, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA. Bill Arning, Director Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Curator. (portfolio of paintings)
2011 - THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF GORGEOUS GUYS, Constable & Robinson Ltd., London, UK. Barbara Cardy, Editor. (portfolio of STUD DUST photography)
2010 - NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS #90, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA. Toby Kamps, Menil Collection, Houston TX, Curator. (portfolio of paintings)
2008 - CODE D'ACCES, Factory Editions, Paris, France. Winter 2008. p. 46 (painting)
2008 - TIMELESS: THE ART OF DRAWING, The Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey. Exhibition Catalog. p. 6. (drawing)
2008 - THE NUDE MALE: 21st CENTURY VISIONS, by David Leddick.
Universe Publishing/Rizzoli, New York. pp. 24-25. (paintings)
2007 - THE FRONT RANGE AND THE RANGE OF IDENTITY, catalogue essay for "DECADES OF INFLUENCE" AND "EXTENDED REMIX," Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver.
2005 - SELF-EXPOSURE: THE MALE NUDE SELF-PORTRAIT, photo anthology by Reed Massengill, Rizzoli International, New York (images from Studio Men series).
2005 - NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS #60 (October), The Open Studios Press, Boston, Mass. Fereshteh Daftari. Museum of Modern Art, NY, Curator. (portfolio of paintings).
2005 - CALENDAR 2005, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, Colorado. Cydney Payton, Curator.
2004 - (internet) TRAMPOLINE HOUSE.COM (August) Brooklyn, NY. "Saint Beach Boy" www.TrampolineHouse.com
2003 - NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS #48 (October), The Open Studios Press, Wellesley, Mass. Beth Venn, Curator (Independent), NY. pp. 10-13 (portfolio of paintings).
2003 - BLUE #45 (July), Studio Magazines, Sydney, Australia. "Photo ID," (portfolio of "Studio Men" series images). pp. 72-77.
2001 - NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS #36(November), The Open Studios Press, Boston, Mass. Terrie Sultan, Director, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Texas, Curator. pp. 14-17 . (portfolio of paintings)
2001 - MALE NUDE NOW, David Leddick, Universe Publishing/Rizzoli, New York. (Photo from Studio Men series)
1999 - NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS #24 (October), The Open Studios Press, Wellesley, Mass. Lisa Phillips, Director, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, Curator.pp. 6-9. (portfolio of paintings)
1998 - EGYPT OF THE MIND, Denver Art Museum, Colorado. Exhibition Brochure.
1997 - NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS #12 (October), The Open Studios Press, Wellesley, Mass. Jeffrey Weiss, Dept. of 20th Century Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Curator.pp. 4-5.
1995 - ART AND THE LAW, West Publishing Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Catalog of 20th Annual Exhibtion. pp. 20-21.
1993 - HIGH PERFORMANCE #61, Spring. Santa Monica, Cal. (photo from series "History Repeats Itself.") pp. 38-39.
1993 - COLORADO EXPRESSION, Volume 3, No. 1, Winter. Denver, Colorado. Feature article by Marilynne S. Mason, "Not Quite on the Map: Magic & Art." pp. 48-57.
1993 - THE NEW CENSORSHIP Denver, Colo. Vol. 4, No. 1. April, 1993. Photograph from the series: "History Repeats Itself." Cover.
1991 - THE PARIS REVIEW #120, Fall. New York, NY. Portfolio of Paintings "Today I Drove Along the Rio Grande." pp. 121-129.
1991 - 16 CREATIVE FELLOWSHIPS IN THE VISUAL ARTS, Colorado Council on the Arts & Humanities. Catalog of award recipients.
1989 - THE NEW NARRATOLOGY: EXAMINING THE NARRATIVE IN IMAGE / TEXT ART, Words and Pictures, Oakland. California. Catalog for exhibtion at Artspace Annex, San Francisco, California.(Paintings and excerpts from MileMarker) pp. 26 - 29.
1989 - CFA NEWS, Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, Florida. No. 15, Fall, 1989. p. 11. (Reproduction).
1989 - WESTWORD, Volume 12, No. 18, January 4-10, 1989. Denver, Colorado. First-place short fiction contest winner. (Excerpt from MileMarker) p. 6.
1986 - WHITEWALLS #14, Autumn. Chicago, Illinois. (Paintings and excerpts from MileMarker) pp. 22-28.
1983 - L.A.I.C.A. Newsletter # 94, June-July. Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, California. "Painting of the Month." Cover.

 

SELECTED REVIEWS & PRESS

 

2014 - "Must-see solos at Ironton and Robischon start the season out right," by Michael Paglia, WESTWORD (Denver) June 19, 2014

2013 - "Art of Renewal," by Richard Tobin. THE Magazine, Santa Fe, NM, February-March 2013, p. 44.

2011 - "Artist Spotlight: Jack Balas," by Christopher Harrity, THE ADVOCATE.COM. August 6, 2011

2008 - "Artist Discovers His Voice in Figures; Jack Balas Finds Niche in His Presentation of the Basic Human Form," By Mary Voelz Chandler, ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS (Denver) July 18, 2008 p. 8 Spotlight.

2008 - "Jack Balas Answers the Male Call; Two Denver shows feature the well-known artist," by Michael Paglia WESTWORD (Denver) July 17, 2008, p. 45.

2007 - "Report from Colorado: The Hills Are Alive," by Stephanie Cash, ART IN AMERICA, February 2007, pp. 57-65.
2006 - "The New Male Gaze: Artists Wes Hempel and Jack Balas Revisit the Male Figure," by Rafael Risemberg THE NEW YORK BLADE. Sep. 18, 2006
2005 - "Teamworks," by Mary Voelz Chandler, ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS (Denver). October 5, 2005. p. 10D.
         - "Changing Scenes," by Michael Paglia, WESTWORD (Denver). Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2005. p. 56.
2002 - "Report from Arizona: Not a Mirage," by Raphael Rubinstein, ART IN AMERICA, December, 2002, pp. 41-47.
         - "Popping Off," by Michael Paglia, WESTWORD (Denver). October 17-23, 2002. p. 65. )
        - "Letter-Perfect Mix of Art, Text," by Mary Voelz Chandler. ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS (Denver). October 4, 2002. p. 26D.
2001 - "Statements from Balas," by Mary Voelz Chandler, ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS (Denver). July 27, 2001. p. 14D.
        - "Bathers, Artists Featured at Boulder Public Library," by J. Gluckstern. DAILY CAMERA (Boulder, Colorado) July 28, 2001. p. 5D.
         - "Toweling Off," by Kristie Betts, BOULDER WEEKLY (Colorado). August 2-8, 2001.
2000- "Hanging Out," by Michael Paglia. WESTWORD (Denver) July 20, 2000. (
1999 - "Conceptualisticationism," THE NEW YORKER, (New York) December 20, 1999. p. 18.
        - "Long-Term Commitments," by Michael Paglia. WESTWORD (Denver). April 15-21, 1999. p. 55.
1998 - "Report from Colorado: Looking to the Future," by Joe Miller. ART IN AMERICA, Vo. 86, No. 5 (May). pp. 56-61.
         - "Surprising Works Hold the Eye at Robischon Gallery," by Jeff Bradley. THE DENVER POST (Colorado). August 17,1998. p. 5F.
         - "Winds of Summer," by Michael Paglia. WESTWORD (Denver). Aug. 27-Sept. 2, 1998. p. 53.
1997 - "Colorado Artist Uses Words, Images in Narrative Art," by Rose Cox. NORTHERN LIGHT (University of Alaska, Anchorage). October 14, 1997, p.14.
         - "Facts and Fantasies," by Michael Paglia. WESTWORD (Denver). April 24-30, 1997. p. 59.
         - "A Magical Mystery Tour of Two Minds," by Mary Voelz Chandler. ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS (Denver), April 4, 1997. Spotlight p. 5-D.
         - "Emmanuel Gallery Exhibits Art for Contemplation," by Don Lowe. ADVOCATE (Univ. of Colo. at Denver). July 16, 1997, p. 12.
         - "Layered Imagery Transforms the Abstract into Familiar Images," by Kathaleen Roberts. COURIER NEWS , (Elgin, Illinois). June 8, 1997.             
         - "ECC Hosts Exhibit of Paintings and Sculptures by Jack Balas." KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE (Illinois). June 20, 1997.
         - "ECC Gallery Exhibit Focuses on Visual, Verbal Nexus," DAILY HERALD (Elgin, Ill.) June 18, 1997. (Article reprinted July 8, 1997 and July 25, 1997.)
1996 - "FSU Gallery Presents Faculty, Printmakers," FSViIEW, (Tallahassee, Florida.) Jan. 11, 1996. p. 12.
         - "January Jamboree of Tallahassee Talent," by Verna Safran. Q MAGAZINE, (Tallahassee, Fla.) Jan.
         - "Double Vision: Two New Shows at Florida State Museum," by Christian Bourge. FLORIDA FLAMBEAU (Tallahassee). January 12, 1996, p. 8.             
1995 - "Double Your Pleasure," by Michael Paglia. WESTWORD, (Denver). April 5-11, p. 57
         - "Critic's Choice," by Mary Voelz Chandler, ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, March 19. Spotlight p.48A.
         - "Around LoDo: Robischon Gallery." LODO NEWS (Denver). March, 1995. p. 19.
         - "Stark, Riveting Visions of the West," by Mary Voelz Chandler. ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, (Denver) January 20, 1995. Spotlight.
         - "Their Aim is True," by Hart Hill. WESTWORD (Denver) January 25-31, 1995. p. 49.
         - "How the West was Shot," by Issac Mion. THE METROPOLITAN (Metro State College, Denver). Vol. 17, No. 19. January 27, 1995. P. 19.             
1994 - "Front Range Surrealism," by Jane Wilson. THE ASPEN TIMES, (Colorado). November 19-20, B-1,8.
         - "Rediscovering Surrealism," by Loren Jenkins. THE ASPEN TIMES GAZETTE , (Colo.) Winter 1994-95. pp. 4-5.
         - "Mass Appeal? Exhibit's Questions Outnumber Answers," by Chryss Cada. THE COLORADAN (Fort Collins, Colo.) September 2, 1994. pp.4,14.            
         - "You Call That Art? Contemporary Works Challenge Viewers," by Phyllis Walbye. LOVELAND DAILY REPORTER HERALD, September 17-18, p. 3.
          - "Snap, Crackle, Popular: Art in the Modern Age," by Pamela Harrell. VOX MAGAZINE (FortCollins, Colorado). September 16, 1994. p. 1.
          - "Art Can Be in the Eye of the Beholder and Beyond," by Mary Voelz Chandler. ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, (Denver). October 2, 1994. Spotlight, pp. 58A, 65A.
          - "You Call That Art?" by Liz Silbaugh. INSIDE FORT COLLINS, (Colo.) September 29, 1994. p. 6.
1993 - "Text and Texture," by Hart Hill. WESTWORD, (Denver). October 6-12, 1993. p. 51.
         - "Write Your Own Story to Go With These Pieces," by Mary Voelz Chandler, ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, (Denver). September 26, 1993. Spotlight, p. 60-A.
1991 - "Santa Drove a Semi," by Dan Thigpen. QUEST (Denver). October, 1991. P. 22.
         - "Jack Balas and Wes Hempel at Robischon Gallery," by Simon Zalkind. ICON (Denver). 10/91 p. 14.
1990 - "The Right to View," by Patrick Frank. NEW ART EXAMINER, Vol. 17, No. 8 (April). p. 51.
         - "Pay Per View," by Nancy Clegg. WESTWORD (Denver). Feb. 14-20, 1990. p. 32.
1989 - "Artwork Tells Tales at CFA," by Helen L. Kohen. MIAMI HERALD (Florida). November 19, p. 3-K.
         - "The What-Is-Between," by Sherry Thomas. ARTWEEK (California). Vol. 20, No. 14. April 8, 1989, p. 6.
         - "Mixing Images to Change the Stories of Our Lives," by Stephen Wiltse. SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL (California.) September 1, 1989. Spotlight, p. 12.            
         - "Group Show Has Chemistry at BCVA," by Laura Caruso. DAILY CAMERA (Boulder, Colo.) March 3, 1989. Friday Magazine, p. 15-D.
         - "On the Arts," by Jennifer Heath. ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS (Denver). March 3. Weekend, p. 16-W.
1988 - "Breaking the Scale," by Frederick Ramey. ICON (Denver) Vol. 1, No. 8, December 1988. p. 4.
         - "On the Arts," by Jennifer Heath. ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS (Denver). Dec. 9. Weekend, p. 14-W.
         - " 'Objects and Place' at Sibell-Wolle," by Mark Shannon. COLORADO DAILY (Boulder). March 4-6. pp. 19-20.
         - "On the Arts," by Jennifer Heath. ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS (Denver). Feb. 26. Weekend, p. 16-W.
         - "'Visions of American West' Strives to Redefine Concept," by Jennifer Heath. ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS (Denver). Feb. 5, 1988. Weekend, p12-W.
1987 - "'COexist' Chock Full of Synbols," by Irene Rawlings. THE DENVER POST. Oct. 16. Weekend.
         - "Visual Images, Words 'COexist' in Emmanuel Show," by Jennifer Heath. ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS (Denver).October 16, 19987. Weekend, p. 7-W.
1983 - "Promising 'Newcomers' at Muni," by Suzanne Muchnic. THE LOS ANGELES TIMES , July 31, 1983. Calendar, p. 83.
         - "Pick of the Week," by Michael Delgado. L.A.WEEKLY, (Calif.) August 5-11, 1983. p. 110.
         - "A Diverse Group," by Marlene Donahue. ARTWEEK, (Calif.) Vol. 14, No. 27, August 13, 1983. p. 5.
         - "Newcomers '83," by Michael Kurcfeld. CALIFORNIA MAGAZINE. August, 1983.


RESIDENCIES

2009 - Visiting Artist, Art Department, Denison University, Granville, Ohio.
2008 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. Artist-in-Residence Project: "WE'LL BE SEEING YOU"
2003-04 - Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
2001 - Visiting Artist, Division of Human Studies, Alfred University, Alfred, New York.
2000 - Visiting Artist-in-Residence, Department of Art, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York.
1996 - Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Art, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
1995 - Image/ Text Workshop, Art Department, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa.
1995 - Visiting Artist, Art Department, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

 

EDUCATION

1981 - M.F.A., Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.
1978 - B.F.A., Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.
1976 - Foreign Study Program, Salzburg College, Salzburg, Austria.
1974-75 - Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois.
1973-74 - School of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois.

 

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