Allen Ball was born in London, U.K. and received a First Class B. A. (Honours) Degree in Fine Art—Painting, with a Commendation in Printmaking, from Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts and an MVA in Painting, from the University of Alberta (supported by a Commonwealth Scholarship). He is an Associate Professor in Painting in the Department of Art and Design and is currently the Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning, Student Programs, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Alberta.
The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory and Region 4 of the Metis Nation of Alberta. We respect this as the traditional and contemporary land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.