Discipline: Drawing & Painting
Based In: NYC
Alison creates work that is influenced by her experiences of growing up in Southern Virginia and living in Italy. Alison’s most recent abstract drawings and paintings build from tightly bundled marks and geometric patterns that are sourced from 13th century Italian frescoes. The drawings are laborious and physical, sometimes taking months to cover in graphite blocks, grids and overlapping circles. Repetition is a theme that manifests in all things that Hall makes, from the way she prepares her surfaces with a chalk-like gesso, reminiscent of fresco surfaces, to the way her marks accumulate and build into mystical abstract forms.
“I find living and working in Brooklyn to be an important aspect of my career; the community and the dialog it builds amongst artists feels potent…Much like my life in Italy, here in Brooklyn, I am living in an environment that is saturated with art and people that understand the value of being surrounded by art.”
2004: MFA, Painting and Drawing, American University, Washington, D.C. and Corciano, Italy
2001: BA, Studio Art, Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia and Todi, Italy
1999: Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, New York