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Emily Hall
updated: 06/24/2008
website: www.elevenadopteditems.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Unknown, NYC and Unknown, VA
Mike, Knoxville, TN
Unknown, Pensacola, FL
At the Ready
Detail, At the Ready
On A Spin
Prompt Arrival
Cool Blown
Bedside Manner
Detail, Bedside Manner
With a View, Heather (version 1)
Detail, With a View, Heather (Version 1)
Taqueria, Handrolled
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  portraiture, abstract, architecture, collage, conceptual, fantasy, still life, dreams, urban
 
 
Unknown, NYC and Unknown, VA by Emily Hall
Unknown, NYC and Unknown, VA
Paint on Paper, Collage
2006
12" x  14" 
Mike, Knoxville, TN by Emily Hall
Mike, Knoxville, TN
Paint on Paper, Collage
2006
12" x  14" 
Unknown, Pensacola, FL by Emily Hall
Unknown, Pensacola, FL
Paint on Paper, Collage
2006
12" x  14" 
At the Ready by Emily Hall
At the Ready
Paint on Paper, Collage
2007
30" x  22" 
Detail, At the Ready by Emily Hall
Detail, At the Ready
Paint on Paper, Collage
2007
30" x  22" 
On A Spin by Emily Hall
On A Spin
Paint on Paper, Collage
2007
22" x  30" 
Prompt Arrival by Emily Hall
Prompt Arrival
Paint on Paper, Collage
2007
30" x  22" 
Cool Blown by Emily Hall
Cool Blown
Paint on Paper, Collage
2007
22" x  30" 
Bedside Manner by Emily Hall
Bedside Manner
Paint on Paper, Collage
2007
22" x  30" 
Detail, Bedside Manner by Emily Hall
Detail, Bedside Manner
Paint on Paper, Collage
2007
22" x  30" 
With a View, Heather (version 1) by Emily Hall
With a View, Heather (version 1)
seashells, wood, and paint
2007
56" x  56"  x 12" 
Detail, With a View, Heather (Version 1) by Emily Hall
Detail, With a View, Heather (Version 1)
seashells, wood, and paint
2007
56" x  56"  x 12" 
Taqueria, Handrolled by Emily Hall
Taqueria, Handrolled
Wood, Oil, Moss
2006
16" x  10"  x 8" 

Artist Statement

One day I came home in the afternoon, probably from kickball practice and my mother was sitting on the front porch, a little drunk, with wet eyes. My mother had sold her Steinway Grand piano. She didn't even play the piano. No one in the house did. After losing it, she did not settle until she could buy another.


Objects go beyond their usefulness and make us do strange things. The relationships we form with our surroundings through the objects we encounter, use and long for everyday feed my work. How and why do we choose a pink toothbrush with green bristles rather then a yellow and blue one, or decide to buy a certain type of computer rather then another, or pick the perfect home? These decisions point to more personal and complex relationships. What appears from the outside as something trite and banal can amass into an intriguing social phenomenon. How do all of these small decisions build up to the view one admires from a scenic overlook above the city or countryside?


As I examine this spectrum, objects grow and expand as colors are muted and then explosive. Integral to my studio practice is experimentation. I am always trying to open up my work to allow room for discovery as I figure out how to make something to convey different ideas rather then making an idea conform to a set way of making.

Artist Bio / CV

Born: Fort Worth, Texas 1975


EDUCATION

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Master of Fine Arts, 2005

Barnard College, Columbia University, NYC, NY
Bachelor of Arts, 1998
Double Major: Art History/Visual Arts and Architecture

AVU, Fine Arts Academy, Prague, Czech Republic
Architecture and Printmaking, Summer 1997


EXHIBITIONS

2008

NEW PERSPECTIVES, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH.

2007

RAISIN’ THE TEMP (solo), K. Saari Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO.

URBAN SHELTER, Limn Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

HERE AND ELSEWHERE (AIM 27), Bronx Museum of Art, NYC, NY.

!!!!!, Locker 50B Gallery, Richmond, VA.


2006

ALMOST, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA.


KALAIDESCOPE, The Basement, Knoxville, TN


FLUFF MY PILLOW, Inns of Virginia, Richmond, VA.


BAD DRAWING, University Galleries on Sycamore, Cincinnati, Ohio.


2005

OPTIONS 2005, WPAC/Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, D.C.


OH, THANK HEAVEN!, Barn Barnacle, Washington, D.C.


DOUBLE CHIN, Stephan Stux Gallery, NYC, NY.


ENVIRONMENTAL, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA.


WELCOME HOME MICHELLE AND ROY!, M.F.A. Thesis Show,
Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA.

2004


APOLLONIAN STYLE, Bruno Marena Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

AWARDS AND HONORS

Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of Art, 2006-7.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Grant, 2005-6.
Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellowship for Painting, 2004.
University Full Fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2004.
Thesis Grant, Barnard College, Columbia University, 1998.


RESIDENCIES

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 2005


CURATED EXHIBTIONS

IN MY BACKYARD, Locker 50B Gallery, Richmond, VA., 2005

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Jackie Spicer, “ Urban Shelter at Limn Gallery,” ArtWeek, October, 2007.
Billie Waite, “Kalaidescope” NY ARTS, March 2007.
Brandon Reynolds, “Aesthetic Mugging”, Style Weekly, July 5, 2006.
Kendall Buster, 25th Silver Anniversary catalogue, Corcoran Museum of Art, 2006
Michael O’Sullivan,”At ‘Options 2005’, Choose Wisely,” The Washington Post, October 14,2005.
Libby Lumpkin and Kim Ward, Options 2005 (catalogue).
Jason Coates, “Material World”, Style Weekly, August 3, 2005