CHRISTINA BALLANTYNE//Wrestling with Desire – CHRISTOPHER COREY ALLEN//From the bull, the bee

Christopher Corey Allen — From the bull, the bee 

Christina Ballantyne — Wrestling with Desire 

HAIR+NAILS is pleased to announce concurrent solo shows by NYC-based interdisciplinary artist Christopher Corey Allen in their third show with the gallery and Los Angeles-based painter Christina Ballantyne in her first show at H+N on the heels of her gorgeous canvas in last fall’s “Painting Show”.


OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 11, 2023, 7:00-10:00pm

OPEN GALLERY HOURS: walk-ins welcome: Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays 1:00-5:00 starting March 12 through April 16. Also, appointments can be scheduled 7 days/week via

Christopher Corey Allen is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Queens, New York. Their practice combines sculpture and expanded media, performance, and printmaking to explore ways of disrupting hegemonic narratives, radical perspectives, and the performance of self.  They received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.  Christopher’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including at the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN), Montage Hall (Berlin, Germany), Roman Susan Art Foundation (Chicago, IL) and Hair+Nails Gallery (Minneapolis, MN), among other venues. They have been the recipient of numerous awards including the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation Award and The Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship. Additionally, Christopher has participated in multiple residencies, including at the Frans Masereel Centrum (Kasterlee, Belgium) and at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (North Adams, MA).   They have held faculty positions at the University of Minnesota and the University of Hartford.  This will be their third show with Hair+Nails Gallery.

Christina Ballantyne lives in Los Angeles, CA. She received her MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago in 2021 and was a recipient of the Helen Frankenthaler Award in 2020. She has exhibited work in Chicago, IL, New York City, NY, Milwaukee, WI, and Austin, Tx.