Tribal Member Spotlight: Natalie Ball- Wins Betty Bowen Award- press release

Tribal Member Spotlight: Natalie Ball- Wins Betty Bowen Award- press release

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Klamath Tribal Member, Natalie Ball

Natalie says, “I make art as proposals of refusal to complicate an easily affirmed and consumed narrative and identity – without absolutes.”

About: 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, with a focus 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: Contemporary Native Art Biennial (BACA), Montreal, QC; Te Manawa Museum, New Zealand; Portland2016 Biennial, OR; Portland Art Museum, OR; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, KS; Museum of Contemporary Native Art (MoCNA), NM; and Hallie Ford Museum of Art, OR.

Natalie recently attained her M.F.A. degree in Painting & Printmaking at Yale School of Art in 2018.

*The full Betty Bowen Awardee Press Release is attached with more information.

*She can be reached at the following email or website:

         Natalie Ball

Art samples by Natalie Ball- for more information please visit website.

Dear Betty Bowen awardees,

I’d like to pass along a copy of the SAM press release announcing the winner of the 2018 Betty Bowen Award and the Special Recognition Award winners.

A sincere congratulations to you all!


Betty Bowen Award Intern

Seattle Art Museum