Stephan Balleux, born in 1974, is a Belgian artist who lives and works in Brussels.
After obtaining a Master's Degree in Painting at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, Higher School of Arts (ARBA-ESA), he is laureate of the Tapestry Foundation in Tournai before integrating the postgraduate program of the Hoger Instituut Voor Schone Kunsten (HISK).
He has been a full professor of the painting course at ARBA-ESA since 2013.
Artist Laureate of the Jos Albert (1999), Médiatine (2002), Godecharles (2003), the Smart national scholarship (2010), the Jean&Irène Ransy Prize (2014) and more recently, the Gustave Camus Prize (2016) awarded by the Royal Academy of Sciences, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium; he is also, in the same year, laureate of the public contract for the creation and integration of a work of art within the Boverie Museum (Liège).
His work has been exhibited many times in Belgium and abroad, in art centers, institutions, art galleries and art fairs such as Art Brussels, BE / Art Rotterdam, NL / L.A. Art show, USA / Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles, USA / Bozar, Brussels, BE / Ixelles Museum, BE / Larmgalleri, Copenhagen, DA / Sherin Najjar gallery, Berlin, DE / LA CENTRALE For Contemporary Art, Brussels, BE / Maison Particulière, Ixelles, BE / Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, USA / Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris, FR / Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing, FR / Robert Miller Gallery, NYC, USA / WIELS Centre d'Art Contemporain, Bruxelles, BE / Brakkegrond, Amsterdam, NL.
In 2005, Harald Szeemann presented one of his works for the exhibition La Belgique visionnaire presented in Bozar, Brussels; in 2014, the monographic exhibition "La peinture et son double" at the Musée d'Ixelles presented an important selection of key works in the course of the painter's career.
Stephan Balleux's work is represented in the USA by the Patrick Painter Inc Gallery in Los Angeles. His works are today part of prestigious collections, both in Belgium and abroad.
|Avec ou sans pinceau||Claude Lorent||Essay FR||2008|
|With or without brush||Claude Lorent||Essay EN||2008|
|Du neuf au bout des yeux, en continu||Muriel Andrin||Interview FR||2008|
|Something new in front of our eyes, continually||Murie Andrin||Interview EN||2008|
|Een schilder die niet vreemd kan gaan||Jurriaan Benschop||Essay NL||2008|
|A painter who cannot desert his muse||Jurriaan Benschop||Essay EN||2008|
|Extensive global presentation 2017||Stephan Balleux||Presentation EN||2017|
|Présentation générale du travail artistique||Stephan Balleux||Presentation FR||2017|