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Deborah Ballard

6616 Spring Valley Rd
Dallas, TX 752254-863, U.S.A.
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Phone: 972 239 2441     Fax: 972 239 1462
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Short Artist Biography
Ballard was born in and resides in Dallas.   She received her BA in ceramics from Southern Methodist University in 1981 and her MFA in sculpture from SMU in 1990.  Since then she has taught sculpture classes at the Creative Arts Center and bronze casting at SMU for many years.  In 2000, Ballard was artist-in-residence/instructor in a dual partnership between Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet High School and the Dallas Museum of Art.  Among her many honors are an installation at Connemara Conservancy, a residency at Seaside in Florida, grants for Art Park Project and a Buffalo Bayou installation in Houston, and the design of the Voices of Peace award presented to Maya Angelou.  Valley House Gallery has represented her work since 2004; before that she was represented by Edith Baker Gallery for 23 years. Her work can be seen in public and private collections nationally and internationally.