Mobile, AL 1972


MFA, Painting and Drawing, San Francisco Art Institute, CA, 2002
BA, Painting, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 1997


Tamarind Institute Invitational Residency, 2013

Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, 2005
Tournesol Award and Residency, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA 2004 – 2005
Honorable Mention, MFA Graduation Show 2002
Work Grant, University of South Florida, 1997


“Temporal: Recent Paintings and Watercolors,” George Adams Gallery, New York, 2019

“Private Frontiers: Michael Light and Chris Ballantyne,” Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2012
Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA, 2011
“Some Songs From the Shore,” Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2010
“Recent Work,” Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA, 2009
“Everything Means Something and Nothing is What it Seems to Be,” Hosfelt Gallery, New York, NY, 2008
“When the World was Flat,” Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2008
“All You Need is a Clear View of the Southern Sky,” Park Life, San Francisco, CA 2007
“Existing Outside of Another,” Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA 2007
“The Drift,” California State University Chico, CA, 2007
“The Curious Lights,” Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany, 2005
“Bloom Projects: Out of Place,” Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, CA, 2005
“Tournesol Award: Chris Ballantyne,” Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, CA,  2005
“Body of Water,” Cheeckwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN 2005
“Dream of New Jersey,” DCKT Contemporary, New York,NY 2003
“Sunny Expectancy,” Peres-Projects, Los Angeles, CA 2003
“What is Between Us,” Peres-Projects, San Francisco, CA 2002

“Transcendental Divide/Transitory Space,” Zevitas Marcus, Los Angeles, CA, 2016

“Space//Squared,” White Walls, San Francisco, CA, 2014
“Space//Form,” Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, OR, 2012
“10 Revolutions Around the Sun,” Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, 2012
“Deconstructing Nature,” Hunterdon Museum, Clinton, NJ, 2011
“Habitat,” Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO, 2011
“Connectivity Lost,” Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, 2010
“Faraway Nearby,” Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland, KS, 2010
“The American Scene,” Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE, 2009
“Passageworks,” SFMoMA, San Francisco, CA, 2008-2009
“Worlds Away,” Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2008
“First Anniversary Group Show,” Park Life, San Francisco, CA, 2007
“Glass Love,” Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA, 2007
“This is my Country,” Inaugural Group Show, Seminal Projects, 2007
“Summer Block Party II,” Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2007
“California Biennial,” Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, 2006
“I Love the ‘Burbs,” Katonah Museum of Art, New York, NY, 2006
“Wallworks,” Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, 2006
“Bay Area Now 4,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2005
“New Prints,” International Print Center, New York, NY, 2005
“Welcome to the Jungle,” DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY, 2005
“Scene – Un – Seen: Chris Ballantyne and Salomon Huerta,” Paulson Press, Berkeley, CA, 2005
“Young Americans,” Galerie Hof & Huyser, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2004
“Mental Space,” Wendy Cooper Gallery, Madison, WI, 2004
“Close Calls,” The Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, 2004
“Fresh Paint,” Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, 2003-2004
“The Rules Everyone Will Follow From This Day Forth,” peres-projects, Los Angeles, CA, 2003
“Telling Stories,” Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR, 2003
“Fuzzy Logic,” Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, 2001
“The Book as Object,” Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts, Steamboat Springs, CO, 1999

Art Rotterdam Foundation, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The Judith Rothschild Foundation, New York, NY
The Sprint Collection, Overland, KS

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY


Baker, Kenneth Review: Some Songs from the Shore, Artnews, March 2010
Helfand, Glen Chris Ballantyne at Hosfelt Gallery, Artforum, April 2008
Wallworks: Contemporary Artists and Place, Art Gallery of Ontario 2007
Mc Govern, Thomas, Chris Ballantyne at Peres- Projects, Artweek, September, 2003
Helfand, Glen, Critic’s Pick,, July – August, 2003
Bowie, Chas, Telling Stories, Portland Mercury, July 24, 2003
Limburg, Dirk, Volledig kunstaanbod in overzichtelijk dorpje, NRC Handelsbald, February 23, 2003
Westbrook, Lindsey, Critic’s Choice: Art, “What is Between Us”, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, January 15, 2003
Bing, Allison, Chris Ballantyne: “What Is Between Us”: Suburbia Goes Sublime,, January 2003
New American Paintings, The MFA Annual Edition 2002