Works in the Collection
Lavett Ballard was born in East Orange, New Jersey in 1970. She is an art historian, curator, and author. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and Art History with a minor in Museum Studies from Rutgers University and an MFA in Studio Art from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Ballard’s art has been included in literary, film and theatre productions and museum, galleries, public, private institutions, and exhibitions nationwide. She was named by Black Art In America as one of the “Top 10 Female Emerging Artists to Collect”, and was nominated for the inaugural Art for Social Change Pew Foundation-funded Residency, among other distinguished honors. Her work has been included in such prominent collections as the Smithsonian, the African American Museum of Philadelphia, the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center, Weeksville Heritage Center, the Nixon Family, and the Grant and Tamia Hill private collection.