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: Phoenix 7 by John  Hall
Framed: Phoenix 7
Framed: Phoenix 7 is an upcyled version of John Hall's original 1982 Red Plastic Snake . In 2019 Hall revisited  Red Plastic Snake and transformed it to be part of his Framed series.
Acrylic on canavs, 24 x 24
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Framed: Donut 2 by John  Hall
Framed: Donut 2
Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 24
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Phoenix 5 by John  Hall
Phoenix 5
Framed: Phoenix 5 is an upcyled version of John Hall's original 1982 "Rubber Fly" . In 2019 Hall revisited Rubber Fly  and transformed it to be part of his Framed series.
Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 24
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Framed: Taza by John  Hall
Framed: Taza
Acrylic, 16 x 16
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Framed: Magdalena Azul by John  Hall
Framed: Magdalena Azul
Acrylic, 16 x 16
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Framed: Magdalena Rosa by John  Hall
Framed: Magdalena Rosa
Acrylic, 16 x 16
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Framed: Blue Wires by John  Hall
Framed: Blue Wires
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Framed: Red Pliers by John  Hall
Framed: Red Pliers
Acrylic on canavs, 36 x 36
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Framed: Phoenix 4 by John  Hall
Framed: Phoenix 4
Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Framed: Phoenix 3 by John  Hall
Framed: Phoenix 3
Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Framed: Mexican Sugar Skull by John  Hall
Framed: Mexican Sugar Skull
Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 30
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Framed: Phoenix 2 by John  Hall
Framed: Phoenix 2
Acrylic on canvas, 49.5 x 48
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Framed: Whitehorse Verso by John  Hall
Framed: Whitehorse Verso
Framed: Whitehorse painting sold separately. See http://www.lochgallery.com/artwork/john-hall-framed-whitehorse
Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 40
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Framed: Blaze by John  Hall
Framed: Blaze
Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Framed: Donut 5 by John  Hall
Framed: Donut 5
Acrylic on canavs, 30 x 30
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Framed: Whitehorse by John  Hall
Framed: Whitehorse
Framed: Whitehorse Verso painting sold separately. See details: http://www.lochgallery.com/artwork/john-hall-framed-whitehorse-verso
Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40
Loch Gallery, Calgary
3.02.99 by John  Hall
3.02.99
Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 36
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Scar by John  Hall
Scar
Acrylic on Canvas, 60 x 73
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Framed:Shooter (verso) by John  Hall
Framed:Shooter (verso)
Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 24
Loch Gallery, Calgary
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, Calgary
Framed- Vessel (Verso) by John  Hall
Framed- Vessel (Verso)
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Framed:Yellow Punch by John  Hall
Framed:Yellow Punch
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Flash:Tempting Fate by John  Hall
Flash:Tempting Fate
Acrylic on Canvas, 45 x 56
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Flash: Spin by John  Hall
Flash: Spin
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Flash: Torque by John  Hall
Flash: Torque
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36
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
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
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
EDGE by John  Hall
EDGE
Acrylic, 10 x 15
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
NUCLEAR FEVER (Don) by John  Hall
NUCLEAR FEVER (Don)
Acrylic, 90 x 65
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Buzz by John  Hall
Buzz
Acrylic, 11 x 14
Loch Gallery, Calgary
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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