Chris Ballantyne

Born 1972
Hometown Mobile, AL
Lives and Works Brooklyn, NY
MFA, Painting and Drawing, San Francisco Art Institute, CA, 2002
BA, Painting, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 1997

Art Rotterdam Foundation, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco and New York

Zevitas Marcus, Los Angeles

Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston

Chris Ballantyne is a landscape painter, although not in the traditional sense—it's emptiness that he captures in his flat renderings of urban and country scenes. Generally working on a small scale, Ballantye's images spill off the edge but nevertheless feel expansive and infinite. Void of human presence, the artist often depicts his landscapes from high vantages, ultimately abstracting his subjects: housing developments seemingly beome elements of textile patterns, while urban sprawl may be snapped into ordered clarity, or vise versa. Ballantyne’s use of subtle, reserved color schemes is masterful, lending the images extra veracity despite their comic nature.

Ballantyne’s work has been shown across the United States and abroad since the mid-1990s, including in exhibitions at the San Francisco Art Institute, the Hunterdon Museum in Clinton, New Jersy, and the Cheeckwood Museum of Art in Nashville.

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