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SC Arts Commission 2016 Craft Fellow

Alice Ross Ballard

Alice Ross BallardAlice Ross Ballard’s work is in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution's Renwick Museum in Washington DC, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, the Mint Museum, the Greenville County Museum of Art, the Tweed Museum (University of Minnesota), the Medical University of South Carolina and the State Art Collections of the South Carolina Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission, along with numerous private and corporate collections. She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions, including at the Mint Museum of Art, the Greenville County Museum of Art, University of North Carolina Asheville, Pickens County Museum and the Sumter County Gallery of Art. Her work was selected for the 2011 South Carolina Biennial at 701 Center for Contemporary Art, and she was one of only 30 contemporary craft artists chosen for the traveling exhibition "Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft and Traditional Art," organized by South Arts and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.


From 2001-2011, she was instructor of ceramics at the Governor's School for Arts and Humanities. She has conducted workshops at Cullowhee (Western N.C. University), Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, the Mint Museum, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and the Bascom (Highlands, N.C.), among others. She received a Fulbright Grant to study in India and was one of eight international ceramic artists to be invited to the International Ceramic Colony in Resen, Macedonia. Ballard received a South Carolina Arts Commission Individual Fellowship in 2002.


Ballard holds a Bachelor's degree in design and a Master's degree in painting from the University of Michigan.