The Soul of Nations Foundation is a for-purpose 501(c)3 organization that aims to uplift Indigenous peoples through various forms of media, innovative strategy, and youth-led initiatives. Our mission is to progress Indigenous and Black communities through the arts, research, and scholarship. We envision a world where all people of color are respected as contemporary societies and have greater access to equal opportunities in the following sectors: social, creative, academic, and economic.
Natalie Ball (Black, Klamath & Modoc) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Chiloquin, 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 obtained 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.
Renowned Indigenous Contemporary Artist, Natalie Ball, is a proud Soul of Nations Foundation partner for the Green Architecture Project and led online artist critiques to review works from our Artist Fellows in North America, South America, and Africa. Many thanks to Natalie Ball for standing in solidarity with the Soul of Nations Foundation by helping to cultivate a limitless safe space for Black and Indigenous creatives around the world.
The Soul of Nations Foundation respectfully acknowledges that we currently operate on the ancestral lands of the Munsee Lenape, Piscataway, and Anacostan peoples, which have not been ceded. Thank you for your commitment to Indigenous and Black communities. Please, share our organization’s work with those in your network who are just as invested in BIPOC progression as we are.