ERICKSON FINE ART GALLERY
324 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, California
oil on linen, framed 18 x 24"
Susan Hall lives and paints in Northern Coastal California. Born in Point Reyes Station in 1943, she has returned home to live and paint after residing for twenty years in New York City.
Her work finds home in the collections of the Whitney Museum of Art, New York, New Museum, New York, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, among others. Hall has received fellowships from the Adolph and Esther Gottleib Foundation, two National Endowment for the Arts awards, and grants from the Pollack Krasner Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts. She has also taught in the arts, serving on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts, New York City, teaching at many other Colleges and Universities including Sarah Lawrence College, University of Texas, San Francisco Art Institute, UC Berkeley, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Solo shows at the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco and the Whitney Museum in New York City have placed Susan Hall in the heat of the art scene since.
New York City’s embracement of Susan Hall’s artistic career has propelled an exciting lifework that continues to evolve. Returning to her native coast in Point Reyes, Northern California, she is known for capturing the local landscape at its essence through ethereal tone and color. The technical and spiritual lessons learned over the decades put this new work into light by being startlingly and patiently awake to time, place and rendition. By paying homage to the Bishop Pines and billowing fog, candle lanterns at moonlight, dogs with sticks and old hand built barns, Susan Hall presents us with an illumination of the everyday as it exists within the natural world. She paints within her environment of the rugged coast line and dramatic cliffs, travels along bends in the river and the geologically active Tomales Bay, with an awareness of the “sensate experience of the present moment” that is so easy to miss and is essential to our human experience.