Krystal Ball, born in 1991, is a Canadian artist from Jamaica. Her unique name is indicative of both her insight into self and the interpretive reflection of her environment which is pervasive in her work. Her work often incorporates a rich and striking use of colour and features the human figure and natural motifs colliding with geometric shapes and patterns. These signature elements speak to her exploration of the black body in space, as well as the redefinition of, and resistance to, markers of identity and worth in the neo-colonial context.
Ball is the recipient of the Visionary Women Scholarship and is distinguished as a two-time nominee for the Prime Minister Youth Award in Jamaica due to her contributions in the field of Arts and Culture. She has been recognized internationally for her artwork and creative social projects.
Hope on the Horizon (2017)
- Acrylic on canvas
- 61 x 91.4 cm (24 x 36 in)
- Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Scales