Vincent Strijkan Balistrieri
Instruments and materials have not been crafted to relinquish control,
they are control itself.
Images of authority are authority.
Wrongness and villainy are our fleeting freedoms to harness.
And humor is hinged on a background of urgency.
Our impending sense of doom and brevity can be interrupted.
Let's palliate overwhelming reminders of misery and conclusion.
M.F.A. Tyler School of Art, Temple University Elkins Park, PA
B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts, Erie, PA
Twofold. Doran Gallery, Boston, MA
PORKO BONITO. (solo MFA thesis exhibition), Tyler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
VoxXOXO (curated by Kirby Gookin & Sheryl Conkleton) Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
International Annual. (curated by Laura Hoptman) Visual Arts Center, Summit, NJ
Works on Paper. Greenstone Gallery, Lincoln, UK
Carking It. Penrose Gallery, Elkins Park, PA
Swap Meet. ISB Gallery, Icebox Gallery, Providence, RI/Philadelphia, PA
Exquisite Corpse. Penrose Gallery, Elkins Park, PA
Notes. Temple University Philosophy Lounge, Philadelphia, PA
Contrast of Values. The Clown, Portland, ME
Earnest Not Ernest, (with Ethan Hayes-Chute) The Carr Haus Gallery, Providence, RI
Fresh: New Work on the Wall. The Carr Haus Gallery, Providence, RI
Senior Invitational. Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
Painting Thesis Exhibition. Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
One Night Only. Grünewald Gallery, Providence, RI
Photos and Home Videos. (solo show) Pozzo Gallery, Providence, RI
Juried Biennial Painting Department Exhibition. Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
AHA! Viva Homo Sapiens! Waterman Gallery, Providence, RI
Foundations Invitational Exhibition. Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
Sex is Art. Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Sound Bytes from the End of the Millennium. Canal Street Studio, Reading, PA
Lectures and Curatorial
Inquiries Into Empathy, Temple University Gallery
Performance events and film screenings, Rhode Island School of Design
RISD/Brown University benefit for Amnesty International, Providence, RI
Student Docent, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
Band-Aid, concert benefit for the Rainbow Home, Wernersville, PA
Poetry and performance events for BerksBards Association, Reading, PA
Temple University Project Completion Grant
Dadelus Foundation Fellowship Nominee
Temple University Fellowship Nominee
Kurczynski, Karen. “Reconfigurations: Painting as Drawing” Twofold Online Catalogue
Allison, Maya. “Generalizing Generations” Swap Meet Exhibition Online Catalogue
Behrens, Mary. "Maine: A Contrast of Values " Art New England, June, pages 28-29
Brown/RISD Journal for the Arts, Spring, published by Brown University
On Multiple Accounts of Disturbing the Piece
Acrylic on canvas
36" x 60"
Gouache and Flashe on paper
60" x 91"