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ARTISTS | Kate Ballis

ARTWORKS EXHIBITIONS CV

Kate Ballis is a Melbourne-based photographic artist whose work explores the theme of seeing the unseen. Her colour-drenched images of utopian landscapes use infra-red technology to isolate colours within the spectrum to bring a unique understanding of a particular place. Referencing ancient mythology and feminist icons, her work explores places and spirits of  the otherworld, making them seem even more foreign than the earth we know.

Kate’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Miami, and at art fairs across Europe. Her work has featured in Aesthetica, AnOther, Wallpaper, Vogue Living, VICE, Forbes among others.

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KATE BALLIS
born Melbourne, 1985

Solo Exhibitions
2020

Hyperphantasia, Arthouse Gallery, NSW

2019

Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, USA

Spectrums of the Galapagos, Jardan, VIC

Affordable Art Fair, ARTITLED Contemporary, London, UK

2018

Hypercolour Fantasy: Infra Realism, Garis and Hahn, Los Angeles, USA

Pulse Miami Art Fair, Garis and Hahn, Miami, USA

Affordable Art Fair, ARTITLED Contemporary, London, UK

2017
Glace Noir, Black Eye Gallery, NSW

Infra Realism, Jardan, VIC

 

Group Exhibitions and Fairs

2020
Sydney Contemporary (upcoming)

Renewal, Arthouse Gallery, NSW

Summer Show, Arthouse Gallery, NSW

2019
Illusions, Backwoods Gallery, VIC

London Art Fair, London, UK

Art Karlsruhe, Germany

KunstRAI, The Netherlands

CCP Photo Fair: Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, VIC

2018
London Art Fair, London, UK

AAF Brussels, Belgium

AAF Hampstead, London, UK

KunstRAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Art The Hague, The Netherlands

AAF Battersea, London, UK Art House Collective, Jardan, VIC

2017
Straight Lines, Black Eye Gallery, NSW

Art the Hague, The Netherlands

AAF Battersea, London, UK

 

Bibliography: Books

2018

Infra Realism, Manuscript Publishing

Bibliography: Selected Articles/Reviews

2019

‘Tired of Intellectualising Everything? This Photographer Is’, The Design Files, 26 March

‘Spectrums of the Galapagos’ Photography Exhibition by Kate Ballis’, Yellowtrace, 8 April

2018

Jessica Klingelfuss, ‘Infra Realism, Wallpaper

Eleanor Gibson, ‘Kate Ballis’ infrared photography displays California modernism in vivid hues’, 20 February

Laura Pitcher, ‘Photographer Kate Ballis Makes your Palm Springs Vacation Photos look Basic’, iD/ Vice Magazine, 20 June

Jessica Klingelfuss, ‘Kate Ballis’ candy-coloured dreamscapes hit the sweet spot in Los Angeles’, Wallpaper, 28 July

Felicity Carter, ‘Kate Ballis Showcases a Hypercolor Fantasy in her Latest Exhibition, Infra Realism’, Forbes, 4 August

Sara Tardiff, ‘You’ll Never Look at Iconic Palm Springs Architecture the Same Way’, Architectural Digest Magazine, 21 August

Nicholas Carolan, ‘The Pink Print’, Grazia

‘Infra Realism: deserts saturated with colour in pictures’, The Guardian, 16 October

2017

‘First look: This Melbourne-based photographer has captured one of the world’s most beautiful natural attractions’, Vogue Australia, 27 June

Elle Murrell, ’Kate Ballis’, The Design Files, 19 June

Kate Lawson, ‘In her Candy Colored Dreams’, The September Issues

Holly Black, ’Reimagining Californian Landscapes through Infrared’, Another Magazine, 26 July

‘Hyper-real Perspectives’, Aesthetica Magazine, 30 July

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