When I Go Missing, North Star
Natalie Ball was born and raised in Portland, OR. 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 at venues including the Half Gallery, New York, NY; Vancouver Art Gallery, British Columbia; Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Portland Art Museum, OR; Gagosian, New York, NY; Seattle Art Museum, WA; Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France; and SculptureCenter, New York, NY. Natalie attained her MFA degree in Painting & Printmaking at Yale School of Art in 2018.
Painters & Sculptors Grant, 2020
I developed my studio practice using visual archives, history, gesture, materiality, and personal experience as the foundation to create painted textiles and sculptures as Power Objects. Through auto-ethnography, I attempt to move ‘Indian’ outside of governing discourses to offer a visual genealogy that refuses to line up with the many constructed existences of Native Americans.”