Diane Andrews Hall American, b. 1945

Overview

Born in Dallas in 1945, Hall currently lives in San Francisco. She studied art at Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans and received her M.F.A. from the Hoffberger School of Painting at The Maryland Institute of Art. For over two decades she has been featured in more than two dozen solo and group exhibitions, primarily in New York and California. During the 1970s, Hall was a part of T.R.Uthco, a multi-media performance art collective based in San Francisco.

 

In her contemporary work, Hall paints atmospheric portrayals of the natural world such as cloud-filled skies and horizon-lined seas. Light, atmosphere, and changing weather patterns are used to explore notions of time, movement and the psychology of perception. In addition to her continued exploration of these themes, Hall, an avid birdwatcher, has painted delicate, beautiful renderings of hummingbirds and goldfinches in their natural, colorful habitat of flowers and brush. Displayed against blurred backdrops, Hall's work relates to photography in its use of varying degrees of sharp and soft focus. In these paintings there are no edges, there is constant movement and light defines the forms. These works do not attempt merely to imitate nature, but rather to communicate the artist's interest in the collision and impact between herself and the natural world.

 

Some information courtesy of John Berggruen Gallery.

 

Awards

1995-6   WESTAF/NEA Regional Fellowship for Individual Artists

1994     Visiting Artist at American Academy, Rome

 

Solo Exhibitions

2010     John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco

2006     JG Contemporary/James Graham & Sons, New York

2002     James Graham & Sons, New York

2000     John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco

1998     James Graham & Sons, New York

1995     Haines Gallery, San Francisco

1993     Haines Gallery, San Francisco

1991     Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco

1988     New Langton Arts, San Francisco

1987     Fuller/Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco

1984     Smart Art, Dallas

1984     Works Gallery, San Jose

Museums and Public Collections

University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley

Merrill Lynch

Hewlett Packard

Charles and Helen Schwab Collection

Doris and Donald Fischer Collection

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