Born:  1951, Dallas, Texas

Education:

1987-90            Master of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

1979-81            Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Ceramics, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

1977-79            Eastfield College, Dallas, Texas

1973-74            North Texas State University, Denton, Texas

Exhibitions:

2016            Deborah Ballard: The Voice Within, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2016            Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

2015            Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

2014            60th Anniversary Exhibition: A Celebration of Valley House Artists, group exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2014            Summer Cut, group exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2014            Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

2013            Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

2012            Houston Fine Art Fair, Reliant Center, Houston, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

2012            Deborah Ballard: Adjusted Memories, Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, Texas

2012            Deborah Ballard: Alter Ego, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2012            Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

2011            Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

2010            ART CHICAGO, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois (Valley House Gallery)

2010            Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

2009            Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

2009            Thank You Fort Worth:  An Appreciation from Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, group exhibition, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas

2008            CADD Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Art Fair, Three Three Three First Avenue, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

2007            CADD Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Inaugural Art Fair, Three Three Three First Avenue, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

2007            Deborah Ballard:  Body Language (Sculpture and Wall Reliefs), Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Dallas, Texas

2006            Art International, Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, California (Valley House Gallery)

2006            3-D on Swiss, Invitational Exhibition, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, Texas

2006            Walls, Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, Texas

2004            50th Anniversary Exhibition, Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Dallas, Texas

2004            Deborah Ballard, Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, Texas

2003            Small Sculptures and Drawings by Deborah Ballard, Civic Gallery, Seaside, Florida

2003            Deborah Ballard Sculpture, Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, Texas

2002            Deborah Ballard and Friends, Creative Arts Center Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2002            Deborah Ballard, Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, Texas

2002            New Work by Deborah Ballard, Cidnee Patrick Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2001            From Wax to Bronze: Maquettes by Deborah Ballard, Henry Moore, and students of Deborah Ballard’s from the Booker T. Washington High School, Dallas Museum of Art Gateway Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2001            Figurative Expressions:  Works by Debra Ballard, Jeff Green, Carter Scaggs, Ellen Soderquist, Jennifer Spencer, and Nestor Zarragoitia, Collin County Community College, The Arts Gallery, Plano, Texas

2001            Deborah Ballard Sculpture, Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, Texas

2000            Sculpture of Deborah Ballard, Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, Texas

2000            Cool Summer Gardens, Invitational, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2000            DepartuReturn, Invitational Alumni Exhibition, Southern Methodist University, Meadows Museum, Dallas, Texas

2000            Deborah Ballard and Ray Donley, Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, Texas

2000            Buffalo Bayou Art Park, Invitational Sculpture Exhibition, Houston, Texas

1999-2000            Masquerade, Invitational, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1999            Deborah Ballard Sculpture, Taylor Contemporanea Gallery, Hot Springs, Arkansas

1999            Collaborations, traveling invitational exhibition, 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas and the Community Artists’ Collective, Houston, Texas

1999            Masters of the 90’s, Hawn Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas

1999            The New Work of Deborah Ballard, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1998            Art Park National Juried Invitational, Tranquility Park, Houston, Texas

1997-1998            Convergence of Kinds, collaboration invitational, North Lake College Gallery, Irving, Texas

1997            50th Anniversary TVAA Exhibition, North Park Center, Dallas, Texas

1996-1997            Hope, Invitational, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1996            Ballard and Siptak, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1996            Sculpture by D. Ballard, Mother Dog Gallery, Houston, Texas

1996            Art Park, National juried invitational, Tranquility Park, Houston, Texas

1995-1996            Basket/Case, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1995            In the Eye of the Beholder, curated by prominent Texas collectors, The Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1995            Showing Off the DCCCD Faculty, D-Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1995            1995 Members Invitational, McKinney Avenue Contemporary Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1995            Invitational, Front Room Gallery, Mother Dog, Houston, Texas

1994            Images 1994, Recent Work, Hickory Street Annex Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1994            A Show of Hands, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1993-1994            Senses Beyond Sight, Museum of Abilene, Abilene, Texas

1992            Faculty Exhibition, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, Texas

1992            The Figure, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1992            Mother/Child, Fitzgerald Fine Arts Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia

1992            15X15X15, LSU Union Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

1992            Recent Work, Hickory Street Annex Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1992            Senses Beyond Sight, D Art Gallery, traveling exhibition, Dallas, Texas

1992            Small Treasures, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1991            Connemara 10th Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Connemara Conservancy Foundation, Allen, Texas

1991            Work by D. Ballard, The National Institutes of Health Clinical Central Galleries, Bethesda, Maryland

1991            D. Ballard, Georgetown University Lombardi Research Center, Atrium Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1991            Sculpture, Brookhaven College Galleries, Farmers Branch, Texas

1991            Small Works, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1988-1989            Sculpture in the Plaza, juror Joe Kagle of The Waco Art Center, The Plaza of the Americas, Dallas, Texas

1988            Sculpture at the Bar, Curated by Marla Price, Belo Mansion, Dallas, Texas

1988            KERA Festival of Art, Grand Kempinski Hotel, Juror: Adolfo Nadle, Dallas, Texas

1988            Totems, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1988            M.F.A. Exhibition, Plaza of Americas Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1988            D. Ballard, Plano Art Association Gallery, Plano, Texas

1988            Common Ground New Directions, Dallas Women's Caucus for Art Dallas City Hall, Juror: Luanne Stovall, Dallas, Texas

1988            Faculty Exhibition, Mountain View College, Dallas, Texas

1987            10X10X10, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1986            Recent Work of Debbie Ballard, Eastfield College Art Gallery, Mesquite, Texas

1986            The Day of the Dead, Cameron University Gallery, Lawton, Oklahoma

1986            New Dimensions in Clay, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1986            1st Annual Monarch Tile Competition, San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, Texas

1986            Critics Choice, D Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1986            Texas Selects Small, Bell Plaza Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1986            150 Works by Texas Women Artists, Dallas City Hall, Dallas, Texas

1985            Recent Work of Debbie Ballard, Eastfield College Art Gallery, Mesquite, Texas

1985            The Day of the Dead, Cameron University Gallery, Lawton, Oklahoma

1984            Recent Work of Debbie Ballard, Eastfield College Art Gallery, Mesquite, Texas

1984            Galex 18, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, Illinois

 

Awards, Scholarships, Commissions, and Residencies:

2008            Designed “Voices of Peace” award presented to Maya Angelou by Hope for Peace & Justice, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Texas

2003            Seaside, Florida, Artists’ Residency, Seaside, Florida

2000-2001            Artist-in-residence/instructor, Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet High School and The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

1999            Buffalo Bayou Installation grant

1996            Art Park Project Grant

1991            Connemara Grant

1989-1990            The Meadows Scholarship and the Zella Art Scholarship, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

1989             The Texas Sculpture Association Show Members' Choice Award, Trammel Crow Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1988            KERA Festival of Art Award, Grand Kempinski, Dallas, Texas

1985             The Day of the Dead, Honorable Mention Award, Cameron University Gallery, Lawton, Oklahoma

 

 

Deborah Ballard