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2006  MFA, University of Houston, TX
1999  BA, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
          Study Abroad, Art History, Italy, McNeese State University
1995  Study Abroad, German, Goethe Institut, Mannheim, Germany


2022   Rockets X CAMH, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston & Houston Rockets
           Round 53: The Curious Case of Critical Race-Theory?, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX
  The Box-Invitational, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX
           Soft Veneers and Fresh Cycles, Cluley Projects, curated by Leslie Moody Castro, Dallas, TX
           Aesthesis, Solo Exhibition, Bosque Gallery, Houston, TX
           Perspectives, Faculty Exhibition, Lone Star College-Harris, Houston, TX
           3rd Ward Special: Photography Inspired by Houston’s 3rd Ward area, Community Artist’s Collective            Levels & Layers: An Artist’s Reflections on Third Ward, TheUniversity Museum at Texas Southern,            
           Slowed and Throwed: Records of the City Through Mutated Lenses, Artpace, San Antonio, TX
           Minding My Business (i said what i said), August Wilson Cultural Center, Pittsburg, PA
           In Passing, Sankofa Project, Lawndale, Houston, TX
           Collect it for the Culture III, Midway, Houston, TX
2020   Slowed and Throwed,
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
           On the Surface
, The MAC, Dallas, TX

  Re/Devaluing Colorism: Intersections of Skin Color and Currency, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio
           Cosas Que Vienen
, Black Love Festival, presented by The Black School, Houston, TX
           Remembering Opelousas, Wedge Space, HCC, Houston
           #She Matters, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
           Artimañas/Revealed, Latino Art Now!, Rudolf Blume Fine Art/ArtScan Gallery, Houston
           Collective Presence, curated by Ashley DeHoyos, DiverseWorks, Houston
2018   Reclamation Project, Black Heritage Gallery, Lake Charles, LA
           Silos, curated by Jeffreen Hayes, Art League, Houston
           Art, Design, Life, DiverseWorks, Houston
           MaMA, Women in the Arts, as curator, The Union, Houston
           Roux, Prizer Arts & Letters Gallery, Austin, TX
2017   TX 17, Texas Biennial, curated by Leslie Moody Castro, Austin
           House of Wahala,
Auction curated by Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Diverse Works, Houston
           How Do I Say Her Name,
Art League, Houston

  Trace Echo, Sam Houston State University Gallery, Huntsville, TX
Community Artists Collective, Houston

  Texas Contemporary Art Fair, George R. Brown Convention Center, represented by
           Project Row Houses, Houston
           Houston Fine Art Fair,
NRG Center, represented by Alabama Song, Houston
The University Museum at Texas Southern University, Houston
           Redefining Print,
Community Artist Collective, Houston
           The Academy of Sellouts, Pulpt Press in association with ARTEC, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
           Collision: Representation vs. Abstraction in African American Art, HMAAC, Houston

  Organized Love: Ideas on Non-Violence, The African American Library at the Gregory School,            Participant of Gandhi's Legacy: Houston Perspectives, an initiative of the Menil Collection,            Houston
           Round 41: Process + Action: An Exploration of Ideas,
Project Row Houses, Houston
Prospect.3+ Baton Rouge Invitational
, Elevator Projects, Baton Rouge, LA
           Houston Fine Art Fair, Alabama Song Booth, NRG Center, Houston
BLUEOrange Contemporary, Houston
           The Visual Blues,
LSU Museum of Art at The Shaw Center, Baton Rouge, LA
 Houston Press Artopia, Winter Street Studios, Houston
Michael Bise: Artist's Picks,
Houston Arts Alliance, Houston
2013   I Am Him, Community Artitst's Collective, Houston
Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Fl
ArtLeague, Houston
Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012   Mojo, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX
           Amalgamation of Hybrid Themes
, HCCS Northline Gallery, Houston
Gallery M Squared, Houston
2011   What's The New News, Curated by Nathaniel Donnet, Community Artist Collective, Houston
University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
Houston Museum of African American Culture, Houston
2010   Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finale at VERGE, Rush Arts NYC, Miami Basel, Miami
           Tribute to Louise Bourgoise,
Darke Gallery, Houston
           Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2010, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston;
           Juror: John Zarobell, Ass. Curator, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
           Luck of the Draw 9,
DiverseWorks, Houston
           5x7: 11th Annual Art Splurge & Exhibition, ArtHouse at the Jones Center, Austin
2009   Fresh, Solo Exhibition, Joan Wich Gallery, Houston
           5x7: 10th Annual Art Splurge & Exhibition, ArtHouse at the Jones Center, Austin
           Reigniting the Spirit of Sisterhood, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX
2008   Houston Collects: African American Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
           Otherwise Constricted, Project Row Houses Round 28, Houston
           Love Movement, Community Artist's Collective, Houston
           Black, White, a Little Yellow, Joan Wich & Co. Gallery, Houston

Joan Wich & Co. Gallery, Houston

 Winter Show, Joan Wich & Co. Gallery, Houston
           Yunguns, G Gallery, Houston
           Thesis Show, Blaffer Gallery, Houston Ooh, Ooh, Ooh…Me First, Project Gallery, School of Art, UofH
2005   Houston 7, Joan Wich & Co. Gallery, Houston
           Prison Industrial Complex, NAACP UH Chapter, UC Arbor, University of Houston
2004   FLEX, Projects Gallery, School of Art, University of Houston
           Aids Awareness Week, NAACP UH Chapter, UC Arbor, University of Houston
2003   Beyond Face Value, Women’s Study Dept., University of Houston
2001   Mnemonic Device, Gallery Promenade, Lake Charles, LA



2020    Latinx Invisibiility: Arts and Culture in Houston, Ford Foundation, TOP, Houston, TX
    More Than a Pretty Picture: visibility, community and social commentary in contemporary visual arts., Visual Arts             Alliance, MATCH Theater, Houston, TX
            Work, Identity and Gender Disparity in the Arts,
panelist, Visual Arts Alliance, MATCH Theater, Houston, TX
            #She Matters, panelist, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
            Beauty & Belonging, panelist, UH Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Houston
            Roundtable 2: Art and Politics, panelist, Latino Art Now! 2019 Conference, University of Houston
2018    Artist Talk: Silos, curated by Jefreen Hayes, Art League, Houston
            Artist Talk: FOTOFEST, re/thinking photography, Conceptual Photography from Texas, Houston Center for             Photography & Spring Street Studios, Houston
            Curatorial Talk: MaMA, Women in the Arts, as curator, The Union, Houston
2017    How Do I Say Her Name, panelist, DiverseWorks, Houston
2016   Ask Roux, Tiny Art Salon with Diverse Works, Texas Contemporary, Houston
           Cycle IV, The Collectors Club,
Project Row Houses, Houston
           Panelist, Roux: Contemporary Disciplines of Print by Women of the African Diaspora
, SGCI International              Panel, Portland, Oregon
  Artist Talk: The Reclamation Project, The University Museum at Texas Southern University, Houston
           Presenter, Lecture Series: Conciousness-Raising as Artistic Act
, Round 41, Project Row Houses, Houston
           Organized Love: Ideas on Non-Violence Panel Discussion, The African American Library at The Gregory            School, Moderated by Garry Reece
           Panel Discussion: Art As Activism: Violence, Profiling, Uprising. An Artistic Response.
           Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas
2014   Artist Talk: Suga, BLUEOrange Contemporary, Houston
           Artist Talk: What is Natural, Round 41, Project Row Houses, Houston
2013   Artist Talk: BAS, ArtLeague, Houston


2018- present Art Department Chair, Lone Star College-North Harris, Houston, TX
2018-present Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Lone Star College-North Harris, Houston, TX
2018-2020 Art League Artist Board Member, Houston, TX
2017-2018 DiverseWorks Artist Board Member, Houston, TX
2014 - present Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Lone Star College, Houston
Director, Fine Arts Galleries, Lone Star College-North Harris, Houston
-14 Adjunct Professor, Fine Arts, Lone Star College, Houston
2010-12 Adjunct Professor, Art History, Our Lady of the Lake University, Houston
2008-present Adjunct Professor, Fine Arts/History, Houston Community College
2008-2009 Instructor, Drawing, University of Houston
2008 Creative Capital Professional Development Program, DiverseWorks,
          Project Row Houses Artist Review Panel, Houston
2007-present Instructor, Graphic Design, Westwood College, Houston
          Graphic Designer, Joan Wich & Co. Gallery, Houston
2006-2007 Instructor, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston
2004-2008 FAQ-Team, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
2004-2006 Instructor, Drawing, University of Houston
2004 Internship, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
2003-2006 Departmental Assistant, Art History, University of Houston
2000-2006 Instructor, Education and Treatment Council, Lake Charles, LA



2018    “Flash Gordon Parks Show.” Flash Gordon Parks Show, KPFT, 27 Mar. 2019.
            Casparie, Sabine. “There's A Little Bit of Everything in Texas.” Arts Houston, 2018, pp. 22–25.
            Fanfair, Danielle. “TX Studio: Rabea Ballin.” ACTX Arts and Culture Texas, Nov. 2018,
            pp. 40–41.
            Fotofest Biennial, Exhibition catalog, 2018
2017    Van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire. “Texas Biennial Covers the State and Crosses Borders.”             Arts and Culture TX, Oct. 2017, pp. 34–37.
           Texas Biennial, Exhibition Catalogue 2017
2015    Language and Memory: Redefining Print at Community Artist Collective, Arts + Culture,
  The Massachusetts Review, Vol. LV, No. 2,The Studley Press, 2014
           100 Creatives 2014: Rabea Ballin, Artist
. Houston Press Blog. Web. 5 March 2014
2013   BAS Exhibition Catalogue
2012   Stir at Gallery M Squared. Glasstire.
Web. 30 June 2012
           Stir Exhibition Catalogue
2011   Roux Exhibition Catalogue
  Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Artisan Series. New York. 2010. Print
           Houston, Arts & Power Issue, On the Make
. Print
2009   Franklin, John Hope and Alvia J. Wardlaw. Collecting African American Art, The
           Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009. Print
           Rabea Ballin's Headscapes and other Artist's.
Houston Chronicle Blog
. Web. 7 May 2009


2019   Collective Presence, micro-residency, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX (March 2019)
Invited guest artist, Tougaloo College, Jackson, Mississippi (July 2015)
2014   Round 41: Process and Action: an exploration of ideas, Project Row Houses,
           Houston TX (October 2014-March 2015)


2020   Insta11ations, Public Art Grant, in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs & Art            League Houston
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant nominee
  Artadia Finalist
Texas Biennial Finalist
2010   Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Semi-Finalist, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation
  Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award Nominee
2008   HNS Campus Recovery Team, Westwood College, Houston
2005-2006 Dolores Welder Mitchell Fellowship
2003-2004 UH/LASS/Friends Krause Art, Departmental Scholarship
1999   Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges
1998-1999 Barney Cox Memorial Scholarship
1995   German Student Association Scholarship, Goethe Institut, Mannheim, Germany