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Jenny Balisle - "Hello" exhibition at the Mission College Vargas Gallery.

Currently Showing: Hello

Jenny Balisle

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March 15 - April 20, 2022
​Reception: March 17 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Artist Statement

My multidisciplinary artworks investigate how disparate experiences and alternative realities impact truth. The goal is to identify patterns within the natural and manmade world. Mediums are repurposed by altering function to explore inequality within ideology. Inspiration and research dictate the final form.

Artist Biography

Jenny E. Balisle earned a B.A. in Art and Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a M.F.A. from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.

Exhibits include the de Young Museum Artist-in-Residence, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Chicago Cultural Center, Korean Cultural Center, Harvard University, Farmington Museum, Museu Brasileiro Sao Paulo, and Shanghai Oil Painting & Sculpture Institute Art Museum.

Her work has been featured in such publications as The Huffington Post, WOMENCINEMAKERS, A5 Magazine, ZYZZYVA, The Drum Literary Magazine, and Sculptural Pursuits Magazine. Public art includes The Cube Art Project, Hearts in San Francisco, and South San Francisco Utility Box Mural Project.

Balisle works as an artist, advocate, curator, administrator, writer, lecturer, and instructor at UC Berkeley Extension.

Virtual Exhibits
#Art #activism

The artists in this exhibition, Jenny Balisle, Kristine Mays, Maria de Los Angeles, Priscilla Otani, and Robin Bernstein observe contemporary events and use art, writing and social media to bring awareness to issues that they are passionate about.

Bamboo and Haiku
#Bamboo and Haiku
Previous Exhibits
Two colorful paintings by Don Shields on a white gallery wall.
Don Shields

March 20, 2022 exhibition photos.

Don Shields
bamboo artwork hanging
Bamboo and Haiku

Spring 2020 - our Bamboo and Haiku exhibition.

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skelton artwork
Dia de los Muertos

work associated with the annual Dia de los Muertos.

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drawing of woman's face
Faculty Exhibit

Faculty College present their work.

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metal artwork under class
Not So Heavy Metal II

An exhibition of artwork 10 inches or less.

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Chen in front of painting
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Hung Tsu Chen presents  A Humbling Odyssey.

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small statue kneeling

Kristin Lindseth presented Encounters.

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woman in front of paintings
Inspirations and Collaborations

Presented in March 2018.

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