Shawn Hall is an abstract painter who has developed an expanded practice that includes traditional and time-based media, installation and environmental research and outreach. Originally born in Ann Arbor, MI, she’s lived in New Orleans since 1997. She is a frequent collaborator and experimenter. Her development as an artist has led to a delicate, intuitive approach to painting and subject matter, which extends into all her other work as well. The natural environment, biology and the fact of our interconnectedness to a world that we don’t fully understand are at the core of Shawn’s current work. Shawn got her MFA at the Mount Royal School of the Maryland Institute College of Art where she was a Patricia Harris Fellow. She has a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an AS in Science from Delta College in MI. She has been an artist-in-residence at School 33 in Baltimore, the LMCC in NYC, 18th Street Art Center in Santa Monica, CA, the Santa Fe Art Institute, and Isadore Newman High School in New Orleans. She was in residence and toured with her collaborators, PearlDamour, and their collective installation/performance HOW TO BUILD A FOREST, which premiered at the Kitchen in NYC in 2011 and went on to Universities and art spaces around the Eastern and Southern USA with it’s last showing at the CAC in New Orleans in 2015. Shawn’s work has been featured at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art and CAC in New Orleans, The Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, FL, the Alexandria Museum in Alexandria, LA, along with galleries in New York, Dallas, Miami and Nashville. Her work has been reviewed nationally in Art Papers, New Art Examiner, Hyperallergic, dialogue and Pelican Bomb and is in the permanent collection of the Ogden Museum and Linklaters Corporate collection in NYC, as well as numerous private collections in the USA and Europe.
New Orleans, LA USA