About the Book
This full color book contains a collection of over 20 Locus Series works. This series, which formed the basis of Matthew Ballou's BFA Thesis show at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, were created between 1999 and 2001. Two short essays - one written in September of 2001 and the other in July of 2011 frame the work and discuss the artist's intention for the work.
Matthew Ballou is an artist originally from New York, now living in Columbia, Missouri where he holds a position as Assistant Teaching Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Missouri. He received a BFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago in 2001, and an MFA from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2005. His work has been recently exhibited in Belgium, Seattle, WA, Boston, MA, and Louisville, KY. Matt is also a writer, and his essay “Second Horizon: The Changing Vision of Odd Nerdrum” was the featured article in the Summer 2006 edition of Image Journal.