Artist G. Bodile Balams wa... more >> Artist G.Bodile Balams, is an indigenous native of Alabama, born in the Mobile’s Africa Town district of Allentown. At a young age he became active in creating art to mimic some of the many examples of sculptures often seen in the homes of neighboring sailors, after their visits from the many countries around the world. In a lifetime of commitment and creating the ‘ Nu Arts For Nu Mind’ series was created.
Artist G. Bodile Balams was born January, of 1958 in Mobile, AL, and began drawing at a young age. His first one man exhibition was in 1975, while graduating ‘Art Elite’ from his high school. His education continued at Morehouse college. While attending Morehouse he created significant pieces of paintings, drawings, and sculptures. To date he has painted three series which include Patterns in Africa, John Henry When he was a Boy, and New Art for New Minds. His work is amongst numerous private and corporate collections
Mr. Balams’ work experience includes Scenic Painter for Spike Lee's production of School Daze, Graphic Artist for the Birmingham Transit Authority, Illustrator for Select Publishing Co. He has also worked as Associate Publisher for Talking Drums Magazine, and Founded Bodile Nu Arts Production, where he worked as Art Director for a variety of projects.
Balams, has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout his career as an artist, fulfilling his need to share his artistic Vision with all those who came to participate. He became a member of the NCA in 1978, National Conference of Artists (founded 1958), he later assisted in hosting the group's joint conference in Birmingham, AL. Balams, served as board member for the Select Publishing Corporation for Three Years and board member for the Cultural Alliance of greater Birmingham for a number of years. He is currently serving as board member for Natures Garden for Victory and Peace, acting as Chairman of the Artist Village Program. He continues to work and study as an artist after nearly four decades.
“Those who intend to consider themselves the interpreters of the covenant, believe there to be no other Modern American Drawing like Pen on Paper. It demands perfection because it reveals everything. It is simple yet domestic. Living out without obvious motion. G. Bodile Balams’, New Art for Nu Minds Series, has lasting value.”-Sahara Claude