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Kosmas Ballis코즈마스 발리스

  • NATIONALITY
    USA, 미국
  • CURRENT JOB/POSITION
    Studio Artist
    BitcoinFineArt.com, founder
    Echo Vintage Books and Vinyl Records, owner
  • EDUCATION
    1999 Florida State University, Art, MFA
    1995 Kansas City Art Institute, Ceramics, BFA
  • EXHIBITION
    2016 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Taipei City, Taiwan
    2014 Kogei 3rd World Triennial, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
    2014 Intellectual Complexities, Longstreth Goldberg Art, Naples, FL, USA
    2013 Nat'l Art Encounter, Von Lebig Art Center, Naples, FL, USA
    2013 62nd Annual All Florida Exhibition, Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL, USA
    2012 X Craft Biennale, Museum of Art, Manises, Spain
    2012 Life, Death and Everything Between, TAGA Gallery Chico's World Headquarters, Fort Myers, FL, USA
    2012 Craft Triennial, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT, USA
    2011 Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale, Korean Ceramic Foundation, Icheon, South Korea
    2005 Gyeonggi International Ceramics Biennale, Korean Ceramics Foundation, Icheon, South Korea
  • AWARD
    2016 Special Prize, 8th Gyeonggi Int'l Biennale, Korea Ceramic Foundation, Icheon, South Korea
    2016 McKnight Fellowship, Northern Clay Center, same, Minneapolis, USA
    2016 Gold Prize, Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Ndew Taipei City, Taiwan
    2010 Individual Artist Grant, City of Fort Myers, City of Fort Myers, Fort Myers, USA
    2004 Individual Artist Grant, Itheo.com, itheo.com, San Francisco, USA
    2001 Emerging Artist, NCECA Emerging Artist Award, NCECA, Charlotte, USA
  • COLLECTION
    2016 Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Taipei, Taiwan
    2015 Korea Ceramic Foundation (2 different works), Icheon, South Korea
    2011 Manises Ceramics Museum, Manises, Spain
    2009 Museo Faenza, Faenza, Italy
    2007 Smithsonian Museum of Art / Ohr O'Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, USA
  • RESIDENCY/WORKSHOP
    2016 McKnight Fellowship, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, USA
    2016 3 to 5 months residency, Jingdezhen International Studio, Jingdezhen, China
    2016 3 months teaching and artmaking, Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Taipei, Taiwan
    2016 2 months teaching and art making, Shangyu Modern International Celadon Museum, Shangyu, China

인류세란 현재 우리가 살고 있는 지질시대를 지칭하는 과학용어로 인간의 활동이 지구 생태계에 심각한 영향을 가져오기 시작한 시대로 묘사된다. 격변하는 사건들로 촉발된 인간이 초래한 재앙들이 나의 조각작품의 주제들이다. 이들 작품 제작에 사용된 기법들은 균형과 통제의 한계를 없애려는 인간의 능력을 대변한다.

The Anthropocene is the scientific term of our current geological epoch, described as the period when man’s activities started having significant global impact on the earth’s ecosystems. Manmade disasters triggered by cataclysmic events are themes found in my sculpture. The techniques I used to create these works represent man’s ability to push the limits of balance and control.