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2020 Hallie Ford Fellow

Natalie Ball (Black, Modoc and Klamath)


(Left to Right) "I Bind You Nancy," 2018. Coyote skull, Skookum dolls, beaded moccasins, Dimensions variable. "I Heart Rez Boys," 2019. Textiles, elk hide, acrylic, graphite, pastels, wood, bone, 82 x 108 in.

Natalie Ball was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She has a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Ethnic Studies and Art from the University of Oregon.

She furthered her education in New Zealand at Massey University where she received a Master of Arts, focusing on Indigenous contemporary art. Ball then relocated to her ancestral homelands in Chiloquin to raise her three children. Natalie attained her Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking at Yale School of Art in 2018. Ball’s work has been shown internationally, including Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France; Wentrup Gallery, Berlin, Germany; SculptureCenter, Gagoasian Gallery and Half Gallery, in New York, New York; Art Basel, Miami; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, California; Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington. She is the recipient of the 2020 Bonnie Bronson Award, 2020 Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptors Grant, 2019 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, and the 2018 Betty Bowen Award from the Seattle Art Museum



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