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Devin Balara is a product of the winding, aggressively pastel suburbs of Tampa, Florida. Her current sculptural works employ the visual language of the domestic along with the remnants and rejects of the home improvement industry. Balara fabricates instances that demonstrate the tedium, drollery and futility involved in the cultivation and perpetual re-creation of the material self within the home. Negotiating the spaces between unique individual taste and symbolic objects and the empty promises made by mass-produced banalities, her works question to what end a domestic identity can be realized. She received a BFA from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL and an MFA in Sculpture from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, FL, the Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN, Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, OH and Gallery 313 in Jersey City, NJ. She is a recent fellow of the Vermont Studio Center and is newly based out of Chicago, IL.