Michael Hall was born in Lafayette, Indiana in 1952. An expressionist artist who believes that the only absolute is the action of life, he imbues the common and familiar objects in his paintings with a spiritual levity. He lives in Salt Lake City.
Hall studied at the Art Institute of Cincinnati and moved to Salt Lake in 1983. In 1990, he was awarded a Visual Arts fellowship from the Utah Arts Council. He received a National Endowment for Arts fellowship in 1992, the only Utahan to be so recognized.
His works use a layering technique of small images. He combines nonobjective and objective styles with wide color gestures and a tight simplified line. Examples of his work are Dada Pizza Boy (1990), a mixed media painting, and Go To Idiot (1997), an oil pastel. The Phillips Gallery in Salt Lake City represents his work.
Biography Adapted from Artists of Utah.
Michael David Hall studied painting at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. In 1992, he received a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Fellowship Award. Abstractions by Hall can include continuous and highly whimsical streams of mirth. They also convey colorful and recognizable “things.“ This painter thinks of art “as the act of witnessing.“ What he means is Knowledge defines us.
Biography courtesy Artists of Utah.
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