Jenny E. Balisle

  • Title: PILL, Size: 6x15x14", Medium: succulents, dirt, plastic pill bottles, and styrofoam. Plastic medicine bottles become repurposed with the healing power of the natural world.
  • Title: CARE, Size: 16x16x9", Medium: styrofoam peanuts and plastic. Styrofoam packing peanuts support insatiable consumer consumption failing to protect the environment.
  • Title: 40 SEEDS, Size: 11x9x1.5", Medium: giant sequoia tree seeds and wood frame. Seeds become memorialized like a museum relic forecasting future extreme climate impacts.
  • Title: WATER, Size: 11x14x1", Medium: digital art on metal. Roles reverse as a discarded hanger becomes the protagonist and a bat ray the prey.
  • Title: RAINBOW, Size: 11x14x1", Medium: digital art on metal. A discarded beer reflects the impacts and spectrum of pollution from ground to the sky.
  • Title: RECYCLE, Size: 6x6", Medium: clear braille on polymer. The art serves as a marker questioning how special interests have weakened the natural environment.
  • Title: EARTH, Size: 6x6", Medium: clear braille on polymer.The art serves as a marker questioning how special interests have weakened the natural environment.

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 UC Berkeley Extension instructor.

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    • Richmond, CA
      US - Pacific

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