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 Natalie Ball was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She has a Bachelor’s degree 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 attained her Master’s degree, focusing on Indigenous contemporary art. Ball then relocated to her ancestral homelands to raise her three children. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including the Half Gallery, NY; Vancouver Art Gallery, BC; Blum & Poe, LA; Portland Art Museum, OR; Gagosian, NY; Seattle Art Museum, WA; Almine Rech Gallery, FR; and SculptureCenter, NY. Natalie attained her M.F.A. degree in Painting & Printmaking at Yale School of Art in 2018.

Artist Statement

I make art as proposals of refusal to complicate an easily affirmed and consumed narrative without absolutes. 


The Rubell Museum  | Rubell Family Collection. Miami, FL. Dec 2020 

Santa Fe Indian Market - SWAIA | Art of Indigenous Fiber. Santa Fe, NM. Jan 2021 

UTA Artist Space | Sites of Memory. Los Angeles, CA. Feb 2021 


The Joan Mitchell Foundation, 2020 Painters & Sculptors Grant. New Orleans, LA  

The Ford Foundation’s Hallie Ford Fellow 2020 - Portland, OR 

Crow’s Shadow Art Institute | Natalie Ball, New Print Series Release, Umatilla, OR. 2020 

The Ida Applebroog Grant 2020, Cooper Union – New York, NY 

The Bonnie Bronson Visual Arts Fellowship – Portland, OR