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 on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi / Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.