John G. Balsley Exhibition Resume


University of the Americas, Mexico City, Mexico, 1966
Ohio Northern University, BA, 1967
Northern Illinois University, M.F.A., 1969


Wisconsin Arts Board, 2004
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Artist Fellowship, 1972
National Endowment for the Arts, 1972 and 1980
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Dean�s Artist Grant, 1977
Wisconsin Arts Board Artist Grant, 1977, 1979, 1982
Milwaukee Artists Foundation, Artist Grant, 1982, 1987
Drake University Research Grant, 1969-1970, 1975

Solo Exhibitions

Northern Illinois University Art Museum, 2011
Elaine Erickson Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 2006
West Bend Art Museum, West Bend, WI 2005
Red Car Gallery, Milwaukee, 2003
Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1994, 2002
Vine Gallery, Louisville, KY, 2000, 2001
Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, Ill, 1999
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, 1991
Foxley Leach Gallery, Washington, DC, 1987
Rahr-West Museum, Manitowoc, WI, 1982
Kohler Arts Center, Artspace, 1998
The New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio, 1980
Frumkin-Struve Gallery, Chicago, 1979, 1980
University of Delaware, 1979
Alverno College, Wisconsin, 1979
Madison Art Center, 1979
Delta Gallery, Houston, Texas, 1978
Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, 1978
Bienville Gallery, New Orleans, 1978, 1979
Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, 1977, 1978
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 1975, 1976
Walter Kelly Gallery, Chicago, 1975
Allan Stone Gallery, New York, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978
Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1990, 1996
Des Moines Art Center, 1972
Henri Gallery, Washington, DC, 1971
Grinnell College, Grinnell, Ia, 1971
Simpson College, Indianola, Ia, 1971
Cedar Rapids Art Center, Ia, 1970, 1971
Fairweather Hardin Gallery, Chicago, 1969, 1971, 1975
Northern Illinois University, 1969
College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, 1967

Two and Three Person Exhibitions

Toledo Museum of Art, 1968
Frumkin-Struve Gallery, Chicago, 1981 (Ferrar, Jimanez, and Balsley)
Barbara Morris Gallery, Miami, Florida, 1981
(Balsley, Ferrar, Snelson)
Barbara Morris Gallery, Miami, 1980 (Balsley and Rafael Ferrar)
Beloit College, Beloit, WI, 1979
Lake Erie College, Painesville, Ohio, 1978
Freeport Art Museum, Ill, 1999

Selected Group Exhibitions

"Sweet, Golden, and Delicious" NIU Art Museum, 2018
Sculpture, Cardinal Stritch University Art Gallery, Mequon, WI 2018
Villa Terrace Museum, 2017-2018
Timothy Cobb Fine Arts, 2017
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2016
"Change and Continuity", Hawaii State Art Museum, Honolulu, 2015
Gallery Group Show, Tim Cobb Gallery, Milwaukee,2015
"Make Garden", Instinct Gallery, Minneapolis, 2014-2015
Reflections From A Looking Glass, Chicago, Carl Hammer Gallery, 2012
Art For Public Spaces, The Pavilion, Palm Beach, Florida, 2011
Boca Raton Art Museum, Florida, 2011
Wustum Museum, Racine, WI, 2010-2011
Artwalk Public Places, Milwaukee, WI, 2011
Gallery Group, Carl Hammer Gallery, 2009
SOFA, Chicago Navy Pier, Perimeter Gallery, 2009, 2011
Hawaii State Art Museum, Uncommon Objects, Honolulu, 2007, 2008
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, 2007, 2008
Elaine Erickson Gallery, 2007, 2008, 2011
Kohler Arts Center, Artspace, 2006
University of Hawaii International Sculpture Show, traveling throughout the United States and Taiwan, 2002-2005
Cardinal Stritch College, Fox Point, WI 2003
Red Car Gallery, Milwaukee, 2003
Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI, 2002
Two sculptures installed on RIVERWALK, Milwaukee, WI, 2000
Faculty 2000 at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Union Gallery
S.O.F.A. at the Navy Pier, Chicago, 1999
Perimeter gallery, Chicago, 1990, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006
Carega Foxley Leach Gallery, Washington, DC, 1988, 1989, 1990
Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee, 1983 through 2002
Birmingham Art Museum, 1983, 1987, 1988
Yarres Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, 1983
Kansas City Art Institute, 1983
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI, 1983
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1982
Frumkin-Struve Gallery, Chicago, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, 1981
University of North Dakota, 1981
Elvehjem Museum, Madison, WI, 1981
Chicago International Art Exposition, Navy Pier, Chicago. 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1997, 2001-2003.
Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, 1974, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1999-2001, 2005, 2007
Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, 1978
Hanson Cowles Gallery, Minneapolis, 1978
Art Institute of Chicago, 1977, 1980
Aaron Berman Gallery, New York, 1977
New Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, 1977
Ulrich Museum, Wichita, Kansas, 1976
Indianapolis Art Museum, 1976
Deson-Zaks Gallery, Chicago, 1976
SUNY at Potsdam New York, 1976
Barb Okun Gallery, St. Louis, MO, 1975-1982
C.W. Post Center Art Gallery, Long Island University, New York, 1975
American Painters and Sculptors, U.S. Pavilion, Expo 74, Spokane, Washington, 1975
Washburn University American Painting Invitational, Topeka, Kansas, 1972, 1973
United States Information Agency American Artists Group Shows: Germany, Poland, Yugoslavia, Hungary,
Czechoslovakia, and Romania, from 1972 through 1974
Henri Gallery, Washington, D.C. 1972, 1973
Fairweather Hardin Gallery, 1972
Allan Stone Gallery, New York, 1970 through 2001
David Stuart Gallery, 1970
City Art Museum of St. Louis, 1970
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, 1970
Joslyn Art Museum, 1970, 1972
Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, 1968
University of Illinois, 1969
Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, 1970
Indiana State University, 1970
Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1969
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, 1968, 1969
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1973,1974

Public Collections

St. Louis Museum of Art
Nelson Gallery-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri
Des Moines Art Museum
Joslyn Museum of Art, Omaha
Museum of Art, University of Iowa
American Republic Insurance Company
Canton Art Institute
Elvehjem Museum
Ball State University
College of Wooster
Ohio Northern University
Carrol College, Wisconsin
C.F. Murphy Architects Associates
Ohio State University
Butler Institute of American Art
Cardinal Stritch University, Wisconsin
Rahr West Museum
Progressive Corporation
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Orlando Museum of Art
John Michael Kohler Art Center
Hawaii State Cultural Center
Boca Raton Art Museum, Florida

Interrelated Arts

Ko Thi Dance Company, 25th Anniversary performance and PBS Broadcast. Eight large painted figurative steel sculptures were included in the set.

Of Iron and Fire, one-hour featured interview for Iowa Public Television, 1970

Reviews and Articles

Art in America
Art News
Art Muscle Magazine
Arts Magazine
Lerner Skyline Newspaper
(Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago,
"Violence in Recent American Art")
New Art Examiner
Craft Horizons
Wilson Library Bulletin
Art Gallery
Artscene Magazine
Bulletin Cleveland Museum of Art
Allan Frumkin Gallery Newsletter
Studio International, London
Kohler Art Center, Catalogues
Major newspapers in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, Houston, Phoenix, New Orleans, Kansas City,
Des Moines, Milwaukee, Washington, D.C., St. Louis, New York.

Contemporary Art by John Balsley