Degrees: Pomona College di Claremont 1977
Currently Lives and Works in New York.
Since the beginning of his activity Barry X Ball conceives his work as a contemporary response to great masterpieces of the past, not to replicate them, but to draw inspiration from them and challenge their beauty.
For the rereading of the classic, the artist employs a series of complex equipment and procedures, from the most innovative to the traditional ones, from digital 3D scanning, virtual design and computer-controlled modeling, to carving in precious stones and marbles and sanding executed by hand.
“Fascinated by the possibilities offered by new technologies such as the digital creation of three-dimensional virtual models and stone cutting with CNC robots, he is the first artist to experiment and refine these procedures. Despite the use of cutting-edge technologies, both in the processing of marble and in precious metals, Ball pays the utmost attention to the hand finishing of his sculptures.”
Source: FAI Fondo Ambiente
Powerhouse Museum / Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Museum of Arts and Design, Bass Museum of Art, Ca’ Rezzonico con la Biennale di Venezia, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, SITE Santa Fe, Ballroom Marfa, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Le Printemps de Septembre, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Kunsthalle Krems, Museo Cantonale d’Arte, me Collectors Room Berlin, Modemuseum Hasselt, Beijing Today Art Museum, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Le Quartier, Centre d’art contemporain de Quimper, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon. Collezioni di suoi pezzi si trovano a the Hammer Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Norton Museum of Art, The Maramotti Collection, Le Fonds régional d’art contemporain Bretagne, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, The Berlingieri Collection, The Olbricht Collection, and The Panza Collection.