Transit chairs

Transit chairs

Transit tables

Transit tables


Boris Bally, USA

The work of Boris Bally is a disciplined body of objects which vary from eccentric, through formal; provoking thought and reflecting some of the distortions of our ordered world. His practice is an amalgam of the skills of an able industrial designer, a gifted craftsperson,  a discriminating sculptor, and a clever cultural critic. His current body of work transforms recycled street signs, weapon parts, and a wide variety of found materials into objects for reflection. This current work brings to life a raw American street-aesthetic.

Bally is the recipient of the 2006 Individual Achievement Award for the Visual Arts presented by the Arts & Business Council of Rhode Island. Bally’s work has received two Rhode Island Council on the Arts Fellowships in Design and a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship in Craft. His work is featured in numerous international exhibitions and publications.

Museum Collections and Installations
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Museum of Art & Design, New York
& Installations National Museum of American Art: Renwick, Washington
Mint Museum of Craft & Design, Charlotte
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Racine Art Museum, Racine
Woodturning Center, Philadelphia
Goldschmiedgesellschaft, Torsten Bröhan, Hanau, Germany
Indiana Univ Art Museum, Bloomington
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA
Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburgh
Herman Miller Headquarters, Boston , MA
Cleveland University Hospitals, Rainbow Babies Hospital Wing
PA Turnpike Commission Headquarters
Architecture + Design Charter High School, Philadelphia
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
International Fine Arts College, Lobby, Miami
Glaxo-Smith-Kline, Headquarters Lobby, Pittsburgh
Convergence International Arts Festival, Providence
Respironics, Inc, Atrium, 2nd Floor, Murrysville
Levine Children’s Hospital, Charlotte
Michael Stipe, REM’s lead singer/songwriter

Awards and Nominations
The Arts & Business Council of Rhode Island Visual Arts Individual Achievement Award 2006
Rhode Island Council on the Arts, Fellowship in Design Grant Award 2002
Soc of N American Goldsmiths, Excellence in Jewelry& Metals Award Honorable Mention 2001
Forbes Magazine, ‘Best of the Web’ Award 2000
Rhode Island Council on the Arts, Fellowship in Design Grant Award 1999
International Design Resource Awards and exhibition, Seattle Second Place Award 1997
New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY Felissimo Design Award 1996
Art of the State: Pennsylvania ‘96, State Museum of Pennsylvania Second Place Award 1996
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Fellowship in Crafts Grant Award 1993
Silver: New Forms and Expressions II, Rosanne Raab/ Fortunoff Silver Second Place Award 1990

Selected Expositions
Design Brussels, Table talks, 2008
Interieur08, Kortrijk, 2008
Portfolio, Kortrijk, 2008
Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, 2009
EAH shop, Amsterdam, 2010
Utopia now!, Köln, 2010
Designbazaar, Eindhoven, 2010
Hidden Heroes, Milan, 2010