Kate Ball

July 2-30, 2016

Kate Ball, still from  Lawn Game , 2016, stop-motion animation

Kate Ball, still from Lawn Game, 2016, stop-motion animation

Kate Ball

Kate Ball screens stop-motion animations that explore human-animal interactions. Ball builds her characters and sets from traditional printmaking processes (etchings and collagraphs) and found objects. Then through stop-motion animation, Ball depicts human perplexity toward animals through humor and parody. Her work explores contradictions of human-animal interactions, where curiosity and compassion often result in confusion or corruption. Just like her animation, the reality in Ball’s work is constantly changing and unsettled.

Ball is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati. She holds an MFA in New Media from the University of Cincinnati, an MA in Printmaking from Easter Illinois University, and a BFA in Printmaking from Ohio Wesleyan University. She has exhibited throughout Ohio at venues such as Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Meyers Gallery in Cincinnati, and Cobernick Studios in Columbus.