Natalie Ball

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 in Maori Visual Arts. Ball then relocated to her ancestral homelands for the last six years to raise her three children. Her installations and performative art have been shown nationally and internationally, including Te Manawa Museum, New Zealand; Out of Sight 2016, WA; Portland2016 Biennial; Open Engagement 2016, CA; Portland Art Museum; Nerman Museum, KS; IAIA MoCNA, NM; Hallie Ford Museum of Art, OR; and Galway Museum, Ireland. Through auto-ethnography Ball moves “Indian” outside of governing discourses in order to offer a visual genealogy that refuses to line-up with the many constructed existences of Native Americans. She is currently attaining her MFA degree in Painting at Yale School of Art.