Welcome to Austin Ballard who has started the final Micro Residency of the 2012/13 programme.
Austin Ballard was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He received his BFA from the Art and Architecture Department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, during which time he worked as a studio assistant to Sonja Hinrichson and Malena Bergmann. Ballard accepted his MFA with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design. For the last two years he has worked as a teachers assistant to Professor Dean Snyder in the RISD Sculpture Department as well as teach his own sculpture course, entitled Scale: Intimate Space in the fall of 2011. Ballard has received numerous grants and awards such as the Dan Bown Project Award, Jeanne Stahl-Webber Sculpture Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Studies Grant Award, Attilio and Emma Della Biancia Scholarship, and a Santo Foundation travel and exhibition grant. Most recently Ballard received coverage in the Providence Journal, the 2011 publication of Art Takes Miami, and awarded the Grand Prize at the 2012 Boston Young Contemporaries exhibit at Boston University. He has been awarded full fellowships to the Vermont Studio Center, the I-Park Residency Program in Connecticut, as well as been invited to numerous group and two person shows throughout the nation. He has exhibited work in New York, Massachusetts, California, Rhode Island, North Carolina, and Texas. Austin Ballard currently lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island.
You can see more of his work here – austinballard.com