Tom Inglis Hall

Artist Biography and Selected CV

BIO

Tom Hall (b. 1971 UK) is an artist and educator working out of The New Forest, Hampshire, where he recently moved to from Tallahassee, Florida. Hall’s work is often big and theatrical; reconstructions of imagined historic spaces or mythical giants crossing the Mexican US border. They are immediately engaging, involving you through scale and production. However, there is something disturbing underneath. Most work balances between the uncertainties of the future and a questionable historical past. More lately Hall has looked at the political concern of the migrant ‘other’ and has begun to identify as an immigrant to align himself with this group and to provoke reaction in others. Or looked closely at the frailties of adoptive fatherhood and trauma.

Hall graduated from the Wimbledon School of Art in 1994 with a degree in sculpture and subsequently completed an MA at the Royal College of Art in 1998. His work has been exhibited in national and internationally since 1994, including exhibitions at the 57th Venice Biennale, Dowd Gallery and Schweinfurth Art Center NY, Trinity Buoy Wharf London, Les Tombées de la Nuit arts festival in Rennes, France, Crawford School of Art Cork Republic of Ireland and commissions for Bournemouth Arts By The Sea Festival, artSOUTH and first prize in 2017 Made In New York juried show.

 

Education And Qualifications
2007   Fellow of the Higher Education AcademyPGCE UCCA
1996–98 Sculpture MA Royal College of Art, London
1991–94 BA (Hons) Sculpture First Class Wimbledon School of Art
1990–91 Arts Foundation Brighton Polytechnic

 

 

Solo Exhibitions
2019/20 The Sometimes Observed Life Of A Disco Gimp 621 Gallery, Tallahassee Florida
An ongoing exploration of adoptive fatherhood, its ups and downs and its consequences.
 2019  Stored  MOFA, Florida State University
A show about curating the storeroom, Guest curator in a project to rehang the galleries whole stored collection.
 2018  Becoming Invisible               Munster Williams and Proctor, Utica, NY
A performative interaction with the Museum collection drawing personal stories of adoption together with historic photographs of cloaked anonymous women with their children. Sponsored through the New York State Council on the Arts.
2018 The Accidental Immigrant Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY
An instillation through objects, drawing and film exploration of the immigrant, family and the odd experience of being the outsider in an attempt to gain empathy with a marginalized group. Sponsored through the New York State Council on the Arts.
2018 Silent Disco Dowd Fine Art Center, SUNY Cortland, NY
…about the presentation of power and status, and its failure, representing an escapist ideal that can never deliver.
2016 It Could Be Paradise But It’s Only California 914Works East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY            
Tom Hall has taken on the role of frontiersman to immerse himself into a new wild world. He points to the false romantic past propagated by Roosevelt takes a fresh look at the American myth
2015 The Fall of Disco Mickey Stone Quarry Art Park, Cazenovia, NY
A giant mirror-ball Mickey Mouse figure lies half buried and abandoned but still holds his concrete smile. The mirrored surface reflects the ever-changing cultural world around him; a last gasp byproduct of his edifying iconic status at the point of being forgotten.
2015 In Transit Villa Favard – Florence, Italy
The building of In Transit a collaborative work between the designer and fashion thinker Tony Bednall and artist Tom Hall“The jacket, left discarded, a monument to the day to day, dressed up or dressed down, a victim or an agitator; a uniform or symbol of non-conformity. Who is the owner? Why is it here?”
2014 An Awkward Proposition Les Tombées de la Nuit, Rennes International Arts Festival, commission, France
‘This was an exploration of the difficulties of performance. It questioned performative states through political, social and historical indicators either directly or indirectly.’
2013 Midnight artSUOTH, commission, Isle of Wight, UK
‘The project re-imagines the British space program test site in the fifties in the grips of the cold war when the predictive ‘Doomsday Clock’ was set at its closest to midnight.’
2012 Boy Racer  Art By The Sea Side – Bournemouth Arts Festival, UK
1998 At the Same Time Paul Smith, Covent Garden, London, UK  
1998 Scissorjack/Plane Drawing Room, Wimbledon, UK 

 

 

 

 

 

 Selected Group Exhibitions 
2021-    2020

 

 

2018

 

A smoother Pebble, an arts science collaboration with CERN in France, Switzerland and FSU in USA  ArtFields Awards

 

 

Godforsaken

PART 1 – CERN, France PART 2 – Tallahassee, USA   Lake City, South Carolina

 

 

The Cosmopolitan, Syracuse, NY

   2017    Boîte-en-Valise    57th Venice Biennale, Italy
Boy On The Beach Selected artists from U.S. and U.K. exhibition in the Venice Biennale based on Duchamp’s idea of work from a suitcase.
2017 Platitudes Point of Contact Gallery, Syracuse
Selected artists from U.S. and U.K. exhibition in the Venice Biennale based on Duchamp’s idea of   work from a suitcase.
2017 Made In New York Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY
First-Prize winner – A selected survey show across New York State.
2016 Hand Made  Apostrophe’s Gallery, 1100 Oak St, Syracuse
Hand made can refer to a connection between the artists in how the work is ‘materially constructed’ but also in their references of where works may have been made.
2016 Mostly Manly Spark Contemporary Art Space, 1005 E. Fayette St. Syracuse.                                        
2013 Chasing Sputnik Quay Arts, Isle of Wight, UK
‘My activity investigates the old space test site on the Isle of Wight. We are researching a visual language to discuss and engage the public in less glamorous ‘near history’ sites which don’t have the normal lexicon of romantic National Trust reconstruction. Engagement will be through exhibition and publication. Supported through Arts Council Grant for the Arts.’ chasingsputnik.com/
2011 Lead Artist, Urban Fabric 2       Paradox, Crawford School of Art, Cork, Republic of Ireland.
  Neon Bournemouth ‘By The Sea’ arts festival, UK
  Beyond The Commission        Arts University at Bournemouth in conjunction with ArtSway, UK
2010 I’m the Golden Gun Wayne Hemmingway beach pods, Boscombe, UK
2008-9 Borderlands – Text+work Arts University Bournemouth. Texts from F. Brown – University of the Arts London Wimbledon and L. McKinnon – Solent University, UK
2007 Meeting Place Russell Coates Museum, Bournemouth, UK
2000 Boiler Trinity Buoy Wharf, London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commissions, Talks and Residencies
2020  2018  VCCA Artists Residency Sculpture Space Residency Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, VI Sculpture Space, Utica, NY
2018 “I’m an Immigrant” Artists Talk Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY SUNY Cortland, NY 
2017 Talent Agency, Artists Talk Syracuse, NY
   2017    Boîte-en-Valise, Generator    Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK
Artists talk and workshops developing ideas around Boite-en-Valise Venice Biennale projects
2016 Concrete Remains The Fisher Center, NYC
Presenting talk on collaboration as historic research to Public Memory, Conference
2015 The Fall Of Disco Mickey Stone Quarry Art Park Residency
2013 Midnight – commission + competition winner artSUOTH, commission, Isle of Wight, UK
2012 Boy Racer – commission Art By The Sea Side – Bournemouth Arts Festival, UK
2004–05 Holt Forest Project Holt Forest, Dorset, UK
2003–04 National Gallery educational artist in residencies London (Funded by Deutsche Bank)
1997–98 HERD Marshall Roundabout, Eastbourne, UK

 

 Awards, Publications
  • 2019-2020 Board member for 621 Gallery, Tallahassee
  • Artists contributor to The Recipe Book Project, Arts University Bournemouth, due out 2018/19
  • Made In New York 2017, juried show – 1st prize
  • Chasing Sputnikby Tom Hall (Nov 2013) chasingsputnik.com/the-book/
  • Meeting Place: Contemporary Art and the Museum Collection (Text + Work)by Stephanie James and Les Buckingham (27 Sep 2007)
  • Research Fellowship Arts University Bournemouth 2012-13

 

 

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