About Rabéa Ballin
Born in Germany, Rabéa Ballin was raised in southern Louisiana and attended McNeese State University where she earned her B.F.A. in design. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she returned to Germany and matriculated and the Goethe Institut. She also studied art history in Rome and Florence, Italy. Eventually, Rabéa migrated from Louisiana over to Houston to pursue her M.F.A. in drawing and painting at the University of Houston. Currently a professor of fine arts, she is living and working in Houston’s historical Third Ward community and exhibiting nationally.