Jules de Balincourt
Think Globally, Act Locally, 2007
Oil on panel
96 x 132”
Jules de Balincourt (born 1972) is a French painter. He was educated at the California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco receiving a BFA in ceramics (1998) and went on to study at the Hunter College, New York graduating in 2005 with an MFA. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He uses stencils, tape, knives and spray paint in the style of Outsider art.
Balincourt was born in Paris. His work has been exhibited at prominent international galleries and museums including Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Mori Museum in Tokyo (solo) and has been featured in high profile exhibitions including, “Greater New York” at the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and MOMA in New York, and “USA Today” at the Royal Academy in London. His work is in prominent collections, including the Oppenheimer – JCCC Collection for the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Saatchi Gallery, Brooklyn museum, LACMA. He was represented by Zach Feuer Gallery in New York until 2010 and did the second to last show at Deitch projects in 2010. He is currently showing with Salon 94 in New York and Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery in Paris, France. In 2006, de Balincourt founded the alternative art space Starr Space (formerly known as Starr Street Projects) in Brooklyn, NY. Starr Space operated for three years and was used for diverse community programming, art events, yoga, weekly farmers market, rock shows, church parties and fundraisers, notable performances and performers such as Ryan Trecartin, Terence Koh, Rita Ackermann, Mirror Mirror, the Slits, Lucky Dragons and Harmony Korine.
Carol Lee called de Balincourt the “mayor of Bushwick” in an article for Paper Magazine.