Barry X Ball (b.1955) is an American contemporary sculptor known for work executed using rare exotic stones and innovative sculpting techniques. Born in Pasadena, CA his artistic career started as a painter, but it was ultimately sculpture that would become his main medium. Barry X Ball currently lives and works in New York. Over the last 35 years, his work has been widely exhibited and is represented in many public and private collections.
Barry X Ball utilizes elaborate sculpting methods, to perfect the traditional practice of figurative sculpture. Making use of the clinical precision of today’s very latest technology, Ball, brings the past straight into the world of the present through painstakingly-crafted, 3D digitally-scanned reproductions, recreations, and reinventions of some of the greatest of Italy’s sculptural masterpieces. Barry X Ball currently works out of his studio in Brooklyn, New York.
His work has been exhibited at Ca’ Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art in Venice, Villa Panza, Varese, Art Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Casa Vasari in Arezzo, Museum of Arts and Design in New York, Bass Museum of Art in Miami, Ca’ Rezzonico in conjunction with la Biennale di Venezia in Venice, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center in New York, SITE Santa Fe, Ballroom Marfa Texas, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris, Magasin 3, Museum of Contemporary Art Stockholm, Kunsthalle Krems, Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Modemuseum Hasselt, Today Art Museum Beijing, and Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon.
Barry X Ball has work in the major public and private collections at the Hammer Museum, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Le Fonds régional d’art contemporain Bretagne, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthalle, The Maramotti Collection, Mattioli-Rossi Foundation, Geneva, Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, The Norton Museum of Art, The Berlingieri Collection, The Thomas Olbricht Collection and The Panza Collection.