DEC TWENTY21; solo exhibition at Atlantic Works Gallery, East Boston, MA.
OCT SPECTRA; curator. ClipArt Gallery, Clippership Wharf, East Boston, MA.
AUG Friend Zoned; at Atlantic Works Gallery, East Boston, MA; w/ very special artist friend Sarah Adam.
JUN some assembly required; curation: BLAA, at Distillery Gallery, South Boston, MA.
JAN limited serigraphs released.
NOV solo & group exhibitions as curating lead artist & member;
Babylon & Co. at Atlantic Works Gallery, East Boston, MA,
Solace: a group show at ClipArt Gallery, Clippership Wharf, East Boston, MA
FEB Burning Manhood, Atlantic Works Gallery, East Boston, MA.
JAN membership accepted at Atlantic Works Gallery.
2019: an autoäpotheosis of Ian Babylon.
2018: sisterwerx reaches unanimous consensus to conclude and dissolve.
2016: sisterwerx awarded cover of the 2016 Boston Pride Guide.
2015: sisterwerx invited as a satellite member of Atlantic Works Gallery.
2014: co-founding of sisterwerx, an international art collective.
2010: relocated to Boston, MA.
2008: B.A. of Anthropology & Art History, UMASS Amherst.
1985: born, Springfield, MA.
Ian Hermès Babylon (he/they) is an artist whose home is on the lands of the Neponset band of the Indigenous Massachusett peoples. He creates historic, mythic, archetypically Jungian surrealist collage from any and every thing. Source materials from the late 20th century aim to address the ills of Late/Terminal Stage Capitalism; cut and dismantled, individuated, these pieces are reorganized into pragmatic and open-ended new wholes, places of reflection. His collage are intentioned-mediations for more just and loving ways of being.
I am the oldest of three, and all of my family have since moved very far away from Chicopee, MA. Nonetheless, and perhaps because of the long term exposure of those bucolic Pioneer Valley brownfields, all forms of camp to this day are an utter delight.
I am active in the Reclaiming Tradition and the Nor’East Web community. Gardening all musics are additional passions. My partner Greg and I love our cat-friend whom we call Stella, though we would like very much to know how it is that they call themselves. My preferred scholarly readings include: Pyramid Collection, derelict auction catalogues, Time-Life’s Mysteries of the Unknown series, and the works of Patti Smith, Carl Sagan, John Waters, Helen Molesworth, Susan Sontag, and Joseph Campbell.