Boris Bally’s work is a disciplined body of objects which vary from eccentric through formal to humorous; provoking thought and reflecting some of the distortions of our ordered world. His practice is a near transparent amalgam of the skills of an able industrial designer, a gifted craftsperson, a savvy business man,
a discriminating sculptor, and a clever cultural critic. Bally is a working artist - someone who has integrated their studio practice, their means of monetary support, and his family into a seamless lifestyle that is puncutated by the dissected remains of street signs. – Phil Renato
Bally is the recipient of a 2012 Green Dot First Place Award for the BroadWay Armchair design, a 2012 Eco Arts Awards Honorable Mention for Repurposed Materials in Art & Design, he was a finalist in the 2009 International Spark Design Awards. In 2009 he was interviewed for the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art: Oral History Project. His work has received the recent Fellowship in Craft from Rhode Island Council on the Arts (RISCA) for 2015 as well as two RISCA Fellowships in Design and a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Crafts Fellowship. Bally received the 2006 Individual Achievement Award for Visual Arts presented by the Arts & Business Council of Rhode Island. His work has been featured in numerous international exhibitions and publications. Public collections include London’s V&A Museum, Bostons Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Art & Design New York, Carnegie Museum of Art Pittsburgh, Brooklyn Museum, Renwick Gallery and Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum.