Allen Ball, BFA, MVA

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

1987 - 90 Master of Visual Arts - Painting,
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1981 - 84 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Course,
First Class (1st) Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Fine Art - Painting,
Commendation in Printmaking
Camberwell College of Arts and Crafts, London, England
1980 - 81 Foundation Studies,
Camberwell College of Arts and Crafts, London, England

RESEARCH & CREATION:

Scholarships, Grants & Awards:

Commonwealth Scholarship, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) United Kingdom

Insight Development Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Canada Council for the Arts; Alberta Creative Development Initiative: Grants to Individuals

Killam Research Fund Cornerstones Grant Program Small Research Operating Grant, Killam Research Fund (Social Science, Humanities, Fine Arts)

Killam Research Fund Conference Travel Grant, Killam Research Fund (Social Science, Humanities, Fine Arts)

Canadian Forces Artist Program, Canadian Armed Forces

Scholar in Residence for Arts Research in Nanotechnology (SRARN), National Institute for Nanotechnology

Visual Arts and New Media Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Emil Skarun Fund, the Office of the Senate, University of Alberta

President’s Fund for the Performing and Creative Arts in Art and Design, University of Alberta

Office of the Vice-President (Research). Supplementary Graduate Research Assistantship Funding Competition, University of Alberta

Teaching Learning Enhancement Fund, University of Alberta

Support for the Advancement of Scholarship Research Fund, University of Alberta

Florence Andison Friedman Scholarship, University of Alberta

Community Investment Program Travel Grant, City of Edmonton

Public Art Installations, Commissions & Travelling Exhibitions:

2014 The Mechanics, large-scale photographic installation; ASC Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2014 Sight Unseen, a temporary public art project presented in Cossall Park; supported by the Cossall Estate Tenants and Residents Association, London, United Kingdom
2013 Moving on, video installation in collaboration with Alysha Creighton, funded by the Boyle Street Porjections Project, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2013 Consumption, The National Institute of Nanotechnology In collaboration with WenJuan Huang, funded by Office of the Vice-President (Research) at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2005 Encompass, The South Edmonton Police Station
Edmonton, Alberta. Public art commission funded by The City of Edmonton
2009 - 2013 Abstract Thinking, touring group exhibition; Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
2003 - 2004 Pulse: Northern Alberta Drawing Exhibition; travelling exhibition of drawings; The Bowman Arts Centre, Lethbridge, Red Deer District Museum, Red Deer, Stony Plain Multicultural Centre, Stony Plain, Profiles Gallery, St.Albert, Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Cultural Centre Gallery, Medicine Hat, and Camrose Art Gallery, Camrose, Alberta, Canada
2000 The Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art 2000, group exhibition; Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1996 - 1999 Hues of Blue, group exhibition; Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program organized by the Muttart Public Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1996 - 1997 The Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, group exhibition; Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and The Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1993 - 1995 The Metaphysics of Laundry – Touring, solo exhibition; Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program organized by the Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Solo Exhibitions:

2017

The Way of the Cross; Ymuno Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2015

The Wordless Book; Arnica Artist-Run Centre, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

2014

That Shepherd: Righteousness. Organized by Matthew Hills, Museum and Collections Services, University of Alberta, Enterprise Square Galleries, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2013-2014 Bridge-Walker, Photography in a State of Exception, ASC Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2013 Sight Unseen, Multicultural Centre, Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada
2012 The Wordless Book and other deserts, Strathcona County Gallery @501, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
2011 Ode of Remembrance, The Blue Curve Gallery, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2011 Photography in a State of Exception: Documents of Contemporary War, The Lobby Gallery, The Liu Institute for Global Issues, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2010 The Wordless Book and other sounds, The Front Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
2009 Spectacle in a State of Exception, The Works Art and Design Festival, Stanley A. Milner Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2008 William Blake: Songs of Innocence, Keyano Art Gallery, Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
2003 Choice, The University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2001 The Art of Chinese Paper Folding, Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
1999 The Art of Chinese Paper Folding, Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada ;
1998 Relax & Tan, SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1998 Christian Dior, Holt Renfrew, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1997 Tru-Flite Kits, The Alberta Aviation Museum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1995 Corsage, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1993 Studio Watch; Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1993 The Ambient House Painter, Truck, Calgary Alberta, Canada
1992 Colour Me Pop, Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1992 Some Small Beauty, The Kathleen Laverty Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1990 Some Paintings, The Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1990 Master of Visual Arts Show, The Fine Arts Building Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Selected Two-person Exhibitions:

2016

Intercity. Two-person exhibition with Kim Sala, McMullen Gallery, University Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2009

The German Autumn in Minor Spaces. Two-person exhibition with Kimberly Mair. Harcourt House Art Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2016 Show Me Something I don’t Know; ;University of Alberta Museums Galleries at Enterprise Square, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2015 - 2016 Alberta Collects: Alberta Artists Collect Alberta Art; Visual Arts Alberta Association, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2015 - 2016 50 years A + D: 50th Anniversary Exhibitions of the Department of Art & Design; FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2015 Pop Show! Dazzled by the Everyday; curated by Laurie Ritchie at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2015 - 2016 Brain Storms; curated by the University of Alberta Museums Galleries at Enterprise Square, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2014 90 ARTISTS / 90 YEARS: An Abbreviated History of Art in Alberta. Curated by Catherine Crowston at the Art Gallery of Alberta, , Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
2014 (Re)Markable Time: The Calendar and Intermediation, Intermedia Research Studio, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Organized by Janine Muster
2014

LEN: Democratic Purveyors of Fine Art and Beautiful Things, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2014 2nd Annual Members Exhibition, Gallery@501, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
2014 The Post Card, Intermedia Research Studio, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Organized by Elena Siemens
2012 11 Artists for 11/11, Selected artists drawn from the Canadian Forces Artist Program and presented at Canada Place as part of their Digital Canvas series of exhibitions. Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2012 Venerator: Contemporary Art from the AGA Collection, organized by Catherine Crowston and Ruth Burns, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2011 Transmission:Pullit, ASC Projects Gallery, London, U.K.
2011 Xposition, The VAAA Gallery, Edmonton Alberta, Canada
2011 Abstract Thinking, The Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta, Canada
2010 Elemental Titanium, Harcourt House Art Centre, Edmonton Alberta, Canada
2009 Canadian Forces Artist Program Exhibit, National Defense Headquarters, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
2009 Blurring Boundaries Wave Exhibition II, organized by Aidan Rowe, Ewha Gallery, Ewha Womens University, Seoul, Korea
2008 Aircraft, Arms, and Art, group exhibition curated by Chris Reid for the Art Gallery Of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
2008 Colour Sense and Sensibilia: New Edmonton Art, 3 person exhibition with Allen Ball, Carolyn Campbell and Ken Macklin. Organized by Caterina Pizanias, The Triangle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2008 small, Allen Ball and Kimberly Mair. “The German Autumn in Minor Spaces – a photographic cartography tracing the red army faction.” Organized by Marcus Miller at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2008 Blurring Boundaries Wave Exhibition I, organized by Aidan Rowe, FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta Canada
2007-08 The 1950 Ford Show, organized by Anthony Easton at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2007 flat, organized by Marcus Miller at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
2005 re:search visions, Department of Art & Design
The Fine Art Building Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2004 Edmonton Excels, Department of Art & Design
The Fine Art Building Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2004 Draw, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2003 Index I, Department of Art & Design
The Fine Art Building Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2003 Art For Venue, organized by Jason Symmington,
Welsh’s Saddlery Building, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2001 Salvation, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2000 Perceptions/Conceptions, Deptartment of Art & Design
The Fine Art Building Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1999-2000 113 Degrees West: In the Cross Hairs, Department of Art & Design
The Fine Art Building Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1999-2000 Making History: The Edmonton Art Gallery Celebrates 75 years,
The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1999 Paradigms Lost, The Barron Building: ArtWeek, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1999 Teaching & Apparatus, The Stride Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1999 Expressing Christian Faith Through Art,
Tyndale College & Seminary, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1998 Product, Truck Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1998 Art Lite: The Alberta Foundation for the Arts,
Grey Nuns Community Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1998 Passage: The Alberta Foundation for the Arts,
Beaver House, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1998 10X2: A Selection of Contemporary Art of Edmonton
The School of Art & Design, Victoria School, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1997 A Dialogue between Idea and Action,
The Triangle Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1996 Allen Ball Daryl Rydman New Works, Profiles Gallery, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
1995 40 Degrees Celsius, The Aggregate Society, Commerce Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1995 Project Room: Nobody watched the Green Hornet, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1995 New Artists, New Works, The Muttart Public Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1995 Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers Exhibition, Profiles Gallery, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
1995 Emerging Artists, The Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1994 Canada Council Art Bank at Work in Edmonton, The Fine Arts Building Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1994 My Dog Has No Nose, Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1993 Literally The Great West Library Show, The Centennial Library, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1993 Heliotropic 2, Mercer Union, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1993-1996 Group Shows Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1993 Works from the Permanent Collection, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1990 3 At FAB, The Fine Art Building Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1990 Art For All, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1985-86 Leicestershire Arts Council Exhibition, Leicester, England
1984 New Contemporaries, Christie’s Auction House, London, England
1981-82 The Stowells Trophy, The Royal Academy, London, England

Publications:

2014 “What is an Exhibition.” ODWC (Our Day Will Come). Latitude 53 Society of Artists, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Zine Ed 1 Edition 1. P. 16. July 31, 2014.
2009 Ball, Allen. "Spectacle in a State of Exception." Chop, Malaspina Printmakers Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Vol. 34. Issue 2. P. 26 - 29. Fall 2009.
2008 Mair, Kimberly, and Allen Ball. Paper: “The Cannibal Dances Alone – Intimacy as Misrecognition”, Interfaces, Word and Image: Intimacy (ed. by F. Ogée, M. Geracht & A.Fennetaux), Presses Universitaires de Paris 7. Summer, 2008.
2008 Ball, Allen and Kimberly Mair. Exhibition review: “documenta 12”. Senses and Society, Berg Publishers, UK, Volume 3, Issue 2. P. 237-240.

Curatorial, Lectures, Symposiums, Workshops, and Conferences:

2017 Dinner with Kitty Scot: Before Steven Harris – Conditions of Discourse, presented as part of the Studio Session of the Universities Art Association / l'association d'art des universités du Canada 2017 Annual Conference, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada, October 12-15, 2015.
2015 St. Mark’s Church – Through a Window, presented as part of the Imaging Temporality: The Visuality of Time in Theory and Practice II session of the Universities Art Association / l'association d'art des universités du Canada 2015 Annual Conference, NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, November 5-7, 2015.
2015 St. Mark’s Church – Through a Window: The Gift of Photography, presented as part of the Past Presencing & Material Transformations session of the Making Research: Materiality, Creativity, and Intermediation Symposium, Department of Sociology, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada, March 14, 2015.
2014 Allen Ball in Conversation with Richard Weight. Bridgewalker: Photography in a State of Exception: Documents of Contemproary War presented at the ASC Gallery, London, United Kingdom, November 11, 2014.
2014 Spaces of Remembrance: Allen Ball presented as part of the Arts Based Studio Research Studio Series, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada, November 27, 2014.
2014 Spaces of Remembrance, presented as part of the Cultural Work in Times of Military Commemoration session of session of the Universities Art Association / l'association d'art des universités du Canada 2013 Annual Conference, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 23 – 26, 2014.
2013 Sight Unseen: Toward Constructions of Blindness, presented as part of Looking at the Looking of Looking: the Uses of Phenomenology Across Disciplines/Penser le voir: réflexion sur les rapports entre la phénoménologie et l’histoire de l’art session of the Universities Art Association / l'association d'art des universités du Canada 2013 Annual Conference, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada, October 17 – 20, 2013.
2013 “Within the Margins of Erickson’s Liu Institute: Allen Ball”, presented as part of Canada’s Master Architect: Arthur Erickson and the Public Realm session of The Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada 2013 Annual Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, May 29 – June 1, 2013.
2012 “The Wordless Book and other deserts,” Artist talk, Gallery @501, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada.
2012 “Imagining Nanotechnology in Public Space,” lecture at the National Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
2010 “Allen Ball: Back from the Desert”, Artist talk, organized by the Alberta Society of Artists. Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, November 6, 2010.
2010 "Photography in a State of Exception: Documents of Contemporary War," Screens of Terror: Representations of War and Terrorism since 9/11 in Film, TV Drama & Documentary International Conference. Centre for Media & Culture Research, London South Bank University, London, United Kingdom, September 9 - 11, 2010.
2010 "Photography in a State of Exception: Documents of Contemporary War," Collection, Representation: The Material Culture of Memory Symposium. Material Culture Institute, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, April 30, 2010.
2010 "Spectacle in a State of Exception", Spaces of Exception, Visual Culture Division, Cultural Studies Association, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA, March 18-20, 2010.
2009 Artist lecture presented to the Alumni Association at Alumni House, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. September 24, 2009.
2009 "Spectacle in a State of Exception", The Art of Conflict session, Universities Art Association of Canada Conference 2009, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, October 22-24, 2009.
2009 The Works Art & Design Festival Artist panel, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
2008 “The German Autumn in Minor Spaces,” co-presenting with Kimberly Mair, Art in Public Spaces, Visual Culture Division, Cultural Studies Association, New York University, New York City, May 22-24, 2008.
2008 "Allen Ball: The Last Decade", MacEwan Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
2007 "The Cannibal Dances Alone: Intimacy as Misrecognition", co-presented with Kimberly Mair at the International Word and Image Conference: Intimacy: Representations in Literature and the Visual Arts, Université Paris Diderot–Paris 7, Paris, France.
2007 Visiting Artist Lecture, Alberta College of Art and Design Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2007 Visiting Artist Lecture, Keyano College Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.
2006 Visiting Artist Lecture, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
2005 "Encompass: An Artist/Conservator Collaboration", with Cyndie Lack, Master of Art Conservation (M.A.C.) Canadian Association for the Conservation of Cultural Property, Annual Conference, Jasper, Alberta, Canada.
2000 ArtNow Lecture Series: Allen Ball, ArtNow Lecture Series organized by the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
1997 Hung, Drawn & Quartered, , organized an exhibition on drawing including the work of four Alberta artists; Leslie Menzies, Lyndal Osborne, Anthony Pavlik and Robert Scott. Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
1996 Food for Thought (mixed media workshop), The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
1995 Paradise Sought: A Symposium on Art and the Garden, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
1994 Pattern & Texture, The Human Spirit, Fine Arts Conference, The Alberta Teachers Association, Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada.
1993 The Metaphysics of Pop, Visual Image, Politics and Gender in the 1960s and 1970s, The Universities Art Association of Canada Conference, Windsor, Ontario.

Collections:

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Glenbow Museum Collection, Calgary, Canada

Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

University of Alberta Art Collection, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

MacEwan University Permanent Collection, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts Permanent Collection, London, United Kingdom

University of Lethbridge Art Collection, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Royal Alberta Museum Permanent Collection, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

University of Alberta Hospital Art Collection, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Misericordia Hospital Permanent Collection, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Edmonton Art Gallery Permanent Collection, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 

 

Selected Catalogues, Articles & Reviews:

Mair, Kimberly. Guerilla Aesthetics Art, Memory, and the West German Urban Guerilla. Montreal, PQ: McGill-Queens University Press, 2016.

MacFarlane, John. “The Candian Forces Artists Program." RACAR: Canadian Art Review 39.2 (Nov. 2014): 100-109.

Boone, Elizabeth M. art & design@50. Edmonton, AB: Department of Art and Design, University of Alberta, 2015.

Shirazi, Somayeh. “That Shepherd; Righteousness.” Curious Arts. October 3, 2014.             <http://www.curiousarts.ca/that-shepherd-rghteousness.>

Stone, Rob. “Everyday with so much ceremony.” Exhibition catalogue essay produced by the ASC Gallery, London, United Kingdom. November 2013. <http://www.artdesign.ualberta.ca/en/ Art_and_Design_news/2013/October/ResidentArtistRenderstheUnseenWorldofNanotechnology.aspx>.

Brown, Michael.  “Resident Artist Renders the Unseen World of Nanotechnology.” Folio. October 3, 2013. <http://www.artdesign.ualberta.ca/en/Art_and_Design_news/2013/October/ ResidentArtistRenderstheUnseenWorldofNanotechnology.aspx>.

McNish, Tori.  “War and Art: The Wordless Book and other deserts, an exhibition of work by Canadian War Artist Allen Ball.” The Wanderer. January 21, 2013. < http://www.thewandereronline.com/ 2013/01/21/war-and-art-the-wordless-book-and-other-deserts-an-exhibition-of-work-by-canadian-war-artist-allen-ball-by-tori-mcnish/>.

Brown, Michael. “Art prof paints new portraits of Canada’s military context abroad.” Folio. November 30, 2012. <http://www.folio.ualberta.ca/pdfs/104293.pdf>.

Wilkie, Trent. “Other deserts and many crosses.The Sherwood Park and Strathcona County News. November 20, 2012, p. 16.

Fung, Amy, ed.  Allen Ball, " ‘The Wordless Book and other sounds,’ Front Gallery 12 - 27, 2010.” Prairie Artsters.com. February 18, 2010. <http://prairieartsters.blogspot.com/2010/02/allen-ball-wordless-book-and-other.html>.

Hamilton, Sarah, "Tips for last-minute Works-goers." The Edmonton Journal, June 26, 2009, p. B2.

Fung, Amy, “Edmonton Festival Report: Inside The Works 2009.” Galleries West, Fall/Winter 2009, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 14-15.

Waldron-Blain, Adam. “The Works Art and Design Festival,” Vue Weekly, June 25, 2009, issue #714.

Hamilton, Sarah. “'Fear no art' at this year's The Works; Churchill Square welcomes the city's 24th annual art festival, with more than 45 exhibitions from around the world.” The Edmonton Journal, June 18, 2009, p. D1.

Rowe, Aidan. “Blurring Boundaries WAVE 2008,” exhibition catalogue produced by the Department of Art and Design, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. December, 2008, p. 4.

Reid, Chris. “Aircraft, Arms, and Art,” exhibition pamphlet produced by the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Alberta. October, 2008.

Pizanias, Caterina. “Colour Sense and Sensibilia- New Edmonton Art: Allen Ball, Carolyn Campbell, Ken Macklin,” exhibition catalogue produced by the Triangle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. July 3 -August 2, 2008.

Black, Anthea. “From Aristotle to Edmonton: Colour Sense and Sensiibilia chase the history of colour to ... where?” ffwd, July 31, 2008, vol. 13, no. 34, Visual Arts Section.

Fung, Amy. “Embracing Complexity: small Leaves Room for Thoughts to Grow.” Fuse, April 2008, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 37-40.

Bouchard, Gilbert. "Images trace the scars of terrorism in Germany; Odd collection omits detailed description of historical connection.” The Edmonton Journal, March 13, 2009, p. D8.

Miller, Marcus. “small,” exhibition pamphlet produced by the Art Gallery of Alberta, January 2008.

Fung, Amy. “small is bigger than you’d think.” Vue, January 17 - January 23, 2008, p. 23.

Todd, Jeffrey. “War artist finds a way ‘to do the soldiers justice’: U of A fine arts prof uses his time in Gaza to capture the ordinary people behind the military machine.” The Edmonton Journal, November 11, 2007, sec. B.

Brown, Michael. “The art of war: Allen Ball documents life in the military.” Folio, November 16, 2007, vol. 45, no. 6, p. 3.

Bouchard, Gilbert A. “New war artist puts soldiers in spotlight: City painter ‘not interested in the war machine’.” The Edmonton Journal, December 2, 2007, sec. D.

Miller, Marcus. “flat,” exhibition pamphlet produced by the Art Gallery of Alberta, April 2007.

O’Keefe, Mary Christa. “Greenberg informs first impressions and flat abstractions at the AGA’s temporary new home.” Vue, April 1 – April 18, 2007, p 28.

Ainslie, Patricia, and Mary-Beth Laviolette. Alberta Art and Artists: An Overview.  Calgary, AB: Fifth House Ltd.; Brighton, MA: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2007, pp. 110 - 119.

Bouchard, Gilbert A. Fifty years of faculty art, from ultra-formal to deeply postmodern. The Edmonton Journal, 15 October 2004. Sec. E.

Benbow, Shawn. “Edmonton Excels.” Folio, October 15, 2004, vol. 42, no. 4, p. 16.

Machorowski, Ben. “FAB Gallery celebrates 50 years of the University’s art history.” The Gateway, October 7, 2004, pp. 21, cols. 1-3.

Bouchard, Gilbert A. “Exhibit draws on northern Alberta talent.” The Edmonton Journal, December 2, 2002. Sec. E.

Fenniak, Maureen. “Too much information!” Vue, January 11 – 17, 2001, p. 35.

Sherlock, Diana. “The Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art 2000 Exhibition Catalogue,” Edmonton Art Gallery, September 2000. pp. 20-21.

Mandel, Charles. “Biennial boost.” The Edmonton Journal, July 21, 2000, sec. E.

Fenniak, Maureen. “Alberta Biennial goes to Hell and back.” Vue, June 22- 28, 2000, p. 45.

Mandel, Charles. “Profs at U of A show their stuff.” The Edmonton Journal, February 4, 2000, sec. E.

Severson, Anne. “Art billboard status on Barlow Trail.”  FFWD, July 15 – 21, 1999, p. 24.

Gallery Notes. “Barking big billboards.” The Calgary Strait, July 29 - August 05, 1999, p. 7.

Fenniak, Maureen. “War Machine Tamed.” Vue, October 23 – 29, 1997, p. 13.

Garneau, David. “Post-Ironic Re-enchantment.” Canadian Art, Spring 1997, vol. 14, no. 1 pp. 65-68.

Richardson, Joan. “Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art 1996.”  Border Crossing, Fall 1996, pp. 63-65.

Whyte, Ryan. “1996 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art.” C Magazine, October - December 1996, vol. 51, p. 51.

Grenville, Bruce. “Allen Ball.” Canadian Art, Summer 1996, vol. 13, no. 2. p. 71.

Ilcisin, Ken. “Art snobs days are numbered.” Vue, vol. 37, 1996, p. 22.

Watamaniuk, Jay. “Popeye vs. the Louvre.” See Magazine, vol. 135, 1996. p. 19.

Gautier-Villon, Denis. “Allen Ball: Corsage.” Outlook, The Magazine of The Edmonton Art Gallery, vol. VI, no. 1, 1995. pp. 5.

White, Richard. “New Artists New Works ‘95.” Muttart Art Gallery Catalogue, April 1995, pp. 6-7.

Mandel, Charles. “There’s a herd mentality in this EAG exhibit.” The Edmonton Journal, March 3, 1995, sec. E.

Brennan, Blair. “Colour Me Pop.” Latitude 53 Society of Artists Newsletter, August 1992, pp. 1-2.

Beauchamp, Elizabeth. “Color, color everywhere.” The Edmonton Journal, August 28, 1992, sec. C.

Wyatt, Angus. “Allen Ball.” Society of Northern Alberta Print Makers Newsletter, November 1991, pp. 1-2.

TEACHING:

Academic Positions:

2018-2021 Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2015-2017 Associate Dean (Student Programs: Teaching and Learning) Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2014-2015 Associate Dean (Student Programs) Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2009-present Associate Professor, Painting, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2002-09 Assistant Professor, Painting, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1997-2002 Sessional Painting & Drawing Instructor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada - Société pour L'étude de L'Architecture au Canada (SSAC - SEAC)

Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC)- Visual Arts Alberta Association


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2016

Juror: Open Art Competition Committee, Spruce Grove Art Gallery, Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada

2016

Juror: Selection committee for the exhibition Fire: The Alberta Society of Artists, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2016

Art Critic: The Edmonton Art Club, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2014

Juror, Individual Project Grant Visual Art Jury, Edmonton Arts Council,
The City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2013 Juror, The Art Acquisition by Application Committee
The Alberta Foundation For the Arts, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2012 Juror, The Art Acquisition by Application Committee
The Alberta Foundation For the Arts, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2012 Member: Request for Qualifications Prequalify Pool Selection Committee,
Edmonton Arts Council, The City of Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1993-02 Executive Director, Harcourt House Arts Centre,
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1995 Juror, The Alberta Foundation For the Arts, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1992-93 Administrator, Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada