John Hall

John Hall's hyperreal paintings are "...concerned with seeing the world as it is, that is non-escapist, non-idealist and non-elitist, that sees as its goal the clear communication of the artist's perception of his environment". Likened to an urban archaeologist, these still life works mine the rich complexity of contemporary urban life.

Hall trained at the Alberta College of Art, Calgary and the Instituto Allende, Mexico, in the 1960s. He has held teaching positions in fine art at Ohio Wesleyan University, the Alberta College of Art and Design, the University of Calgary, (where he recently retired from a full professorship in painting and drawing), and the Okanagan University College. Currently he holds a professorship emeritus at the University of Calgary. He now lives and works in Kelowna, BC. Hall was elected to membership in the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1975, and is represented in many public collections including: National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Glenbow Museum, Edmonton Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Mendel Art Gallery, Kitchener/Waterloo Art Gallery, Confederation Art Gallery & Museum, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Memorial University Art Gallery, University College of Cape Breton Art Gallery, University of Calgary, Canada Council Art Bank, Alberta Foundation for the Arts. He is also represented in numerous corporate and private collections and has received commissions from Calgary’s Foothills Hospital, the Royal Bank and Cineplex Odeon, among others. Notable among his numerous one-person exhibitions are: the National Gallery of Canada (1979-80) and a major retrospective exhibition at Mexico’s City’s Museo de Arte Moderno in 1994. Hall has also participated in many group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Great Britain, Europe and Japan.

Kelowna Art Gallery opened " Travelling Light - a forty-five year survey of paintings" by Hall  April 16 -July 10, 2016. The exhibition travels to Nickle Galleries at the  University of Calgary January  26 - April 29, 2017.

John is currently working on a new series of trompe l'oeil paintings entitled "Framed", a unique series that demands closer inspection by the viewer to fully appreciate the work of the artist.

 

 

Available artwork: 
Framed: Cat's Eye (Verso) by John  Hall
Framed: Cat's Eye (Verso)
Acrylic on Canvas, 20 x 24
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Framed: Cat's Eye by John  Hall
Framed: Cat's Eye
Acrylic on Canvas, 20 x 24
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Framed: Vessel by John  Hall
Framed: Vessel
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Framed- Vessel (Verso) by John  Hall
Framed- Vessel (Verso)
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Framed:Yellow Punch by John  Hall
Framed:Yellow Punch
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Framed: Donut 3 by John  Hall
Framed: Donut 3
Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 30
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Framed: Donut 2 by John  Hall
Framed: Donut 2
Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 24
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Framed: Donut 1 by John  Hall
Framed: Donut 1
Acrylic on Canvas, 12 x 12
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Framed:Shooter (verso) by John  Hall
Framed:Shooter (verso)
Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 24
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Candela:Ochre/Jade by John  Hall
Candela:Ochre/Jade
Acrylic on Canvas, 12 x 16
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Candela: Magenta/Dusty Rose  by John  Hall
Candela: Magenta/Dusty Rose
Acrylic on Canvas, 11 x 14
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Flash:Tempting Fate by John  Hall
Flash:Tempting Fate
Acrylic on Canvas, 45 x 56
Loch Gallery, Calgary
FLASH: JUKE by John  Hall
FLASH: JUKE
This painting was featured a restrospective titled "John Hall: Travelleing Light"at the Kelowna Art Gallery April 16 - July 10, 2016 as well as Nickle Galleries at the University of Calgary January - April 2017.
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Flash:Breach by John  Hall
Flash:Breach
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Flash: Spin by John  Hall
Flash: Spin
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Flash: Torque by John  Hall
Flash: Torque
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Candela - Blur by John  Hall
Candela - Blur
Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 36
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Candela - Tumble by John  Hall
Candela - Tumble
Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 30
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Candela - Emberglow - Blueblood by John  Hall
Candela - Emberglow - Blueblood
Acrylic on Canvas, 18 x 24
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Candela: Silver/Fuchsia by John  Hall
Candela: Silver/Fuchsia
Acrylic, 11 x 14
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Candela: Adobe Orange/ Blue Macaw by John  Hall
Candela: Adobe Orange/ Blue Macaw
Acrylic, 12 x 16
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Candela: Amber/Indigo by John  Hall
Candela: Amber/Indigo
Acrylic, 14 x 18
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Candela: Cape Verde/ Adobe Dust by John  Hall
Candela: Cape Verde/ Adobe Dust
Acrylic, 18 x 24
Offsite
Candela: Distant Thunder by John  Hall
Candela: Distant Thunder
Acrylic, 24 x 36
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Click! by John  Hall
Click!
Acrylic, 16 x 20
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Yeow by John  Hall
Yeow
Acrylic, 18 x 24
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Whack! by John  Hall
Whack!
Acrylic, 14 x 18
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Flare by John  Hall
Flare
Acrylic, 14 x 18
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Jolt by John  Hall
Jolt
Acrylic, 18 x 24
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Ember by John  Hall
Ember
Acrylic, 24 x 36
Loch Gallery, Calgary
QUODLIBET XXXIII by John  Hall
QUODLIBET XXXIII
Acrylic, 10 x 15
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Quodlibet XXXV by John  Hall
Quodlibet XXXV
Acrylic, 10 x 15
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
PLAF! by John  Hall
PLAF!
Acrylic, 11 x 14
Loch Gallery, Toronto
KRUNCH! by John  Hall
KRUNCH!
Acrylic, 24 x 24
Loch Gallery, Calgary
EDGE by John  Hall
EDGE
Acrylic, 10 x 15
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Untitiled Still LIfe K2 by John  Hall
Untitiled Still LIfe K2
Acrylic, 9 x 6
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Quodlibet XXXIV by John  Hall
Quodlibet XXXIV
Acrylic, 10 x 15
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
KA-POW! by John  Hall
KA-POW!
Acrylic, 60 x 90
Offsite
Quodlibet XXIX by John  Hall
Quodlibet XXIX
Acrylic, 12 x 12
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
BURST by John  Hall
BURST
Acrylic, 24 x 36
Offsite
NUCLEAR FEVER (Don) by John  Hall
NUCLEAR FEVER (Don)
Acrylic, 90 x 65
Buzz by John  Hall
Buzz
Acrylic, 11 x 14
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Tap by John  Hall
Tap
Acrylic, 14 x 18
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Rattle by John  Hall
Rattle
Acrylic, 60 x 80
Offsite
Handcuffs by John  Hall
Handcuffs
Acrylic, 24 x 24
Offsite
Quodlibet L by John  Hall
Quodlibet L
Acrylic, 12 x 12
Offsite
MURMUR by John  Hall
MURMUR
Acrylic, 14 x 18
Loch Gallery, Calgary
John  Hall
Artist origin: 
Canadian
Artist type: 
Established living contemporary
Born: 
1943

 

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