• Brooklyn NY

Ivin Ballen



I've had the pleasure of working on some very challenging projects as a fabricator.  While I never miss deadlines, my priority is always patience and preparation.  I don't have any ego when I work with others as I appreciate good ideas where ever they come from. My experiences and resourcefulness have enabled me to find solutions to many challenging mold making projects and I look forward to more opportunities to grow in the future.

Work experience

Work experience

Hands on Mold-Making Consultant

2015 - 2015
Standard Transmission

Standard Transmission approached me to replicate various Peanuts characters for the Macy's Christmas windows.  I saw an opportunity to build a mold shop within their business and suggested that I train their own employees to build and cast molds.  They accepted my offer and I spent less than a month with them to not only complete their project of casting many figures, but the long term benefits of a trained staff and functional mold shop.

Project Manager

2015 - 2015
Samara Golden/Canada Gallery

Samara Golden contacted me to act as a proxy to manage the deinstallation of her show at PS1, "The Flat Side of the Knife."  I created a detailed 70 page manual and over 30 minutes of time lapse footage which will aid in the re-installation of the piece in Shanghai.

Full Time Fabricator, Project Manager

2011 - 2015
Matthew Day Jackson Studio

Bringing concepts by artist to reality through many fabrication techniques in mold making, carpentry, and metal working.  I would also source fabricators outside of the studio for projects that exceeded our in house abilities.

Freelance Fabricator/Installer

2006 - 2011
NYC clients include:

David Zwirner Gallery, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, x-initiative, Derek Eller Gallery, Lombard Fried Projects, Lulu Frost Jewelry, Christopher K. Ho

Foundry Assistant

2001 - 2004
Kane Sculpture Studio

Pawtucket, RI Part time bronze and aluminum Foundry Assistant 




Cranbrook Academy of Art


Rhode Island School of Design

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