About the Book
This catalog collects selected still life paintings from the work of Matthew Ballou between 2001 and 2007. Short texts describe Ballou's interest in still life painting and explore the meanings behind the bricks and shells he often uses in these small pieces. For more information see www.eikonktizo.com.
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.