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Michael Hall

 (born 1941)
Michael David Hall is active/lives in Michigan, Kentucky, California.  Michael Hall is known for installation sculpture, public art.

Michael Hall

Biography from Lusenhop Fine Art

Michael D. Hall is an abstract sculptor who received his M.F.A. (Sculpture) from University of Washington, Seattle in 1964.  Working primarily in constructed metals, including steel and copper, he began exhibiting in the 1960s, and was closely associated with the monumental sculpture and public art movements of the time. Hall's peers include Alice Aycock, Siah Armajani, Richard Nonas, and Mark di Suvero.  Hall held teaching posts at the University of Kentucky and Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, among others.

Solo exhibitions of Michael D. Hall's work were mounted at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (1968), Dag Hammerskjold Plaza, New York, NY (1972), Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI (1977), Kent State University Art Gallery, Kent, OH (1980), Georgetown University Art Gallery, Washington, D.C. (1983), Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada (1988), and Detroit Scarab Club, Detroit, MI (2004).

Hall's sculpture was included in group exhibitions at American museums including Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (1968, 1973); Sheldon Museum, Lincoln, NE (1971); Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY (1973); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (1977); Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (1980); Anchorage Art Museum, Anchorage, AK (1987); Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY (1988); Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI (1993); Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI (2002); and Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI (2006), among others.

Selected museums that have Michael D. Hall's work in their permanent collections include Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum; Detroit Institute of Arts; Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL.; J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY;
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; and University of Michigan Art Museum, Ann Arbor, MI.

In addition to his art making and teaching, Michael D. Hall is a noted author, collector, critic and curator whose areas of expertise include American folk art, Outsider art, and American Regionalist art of the 1930s, 40s and 50s.  As a curator and author, Hall contributed to museum sponsored exhibitions and books on American artists including Elijah Pierce, Charles Burchfield and Grandma Moses.

Hall has built several collections of art including The Michael and Julie Hall Collection of American Folk Art that resides in the Milwaukee Art Museum and The Inlander Collection (of American Scene painting in the Upper Midwest), a collection formed with artist Pat Glascock, that now resides in The Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI.

Michael D. Hall lives in Hamtramck, MI with his wife, artist Pat Glascock.

Submitted March 5, 2007 by David Lusenhop from sources provided by the artist, as well as from the publication"Chamber of Commerce, Pat Glascock and Michael Hall: Artists and Collectors," Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI, 2006.

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About  Michael Hall

Born:  1941 - Upland, California
Known for:  installation sculpture, public art