Susan Hall


Susan Hall

Susan Hall was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and has been a Chicago area resident since 1993. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States, including shows at Lyonswier Packer Gallery in New York City, Thomas Masters Gallery in Chicago, and Butters Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Her honors include an Illinois Arts Council grant, a Georgia Council for the Arts grant, and Best in Show at the Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society's Animal Images exhibition, juried by Ed Paschke. Hall received her MFA from the University of Georgia and her BA from Connecticut College.

Susan's unique use of texture comes from a method of her overlaying materials like lace into the gesso layer before painting on her canvas or wood panel. The thin layer of lace acts as a transparent barrier and other times it disintegrates and becomes a part of the subject. Hall's work is in many collections, including the Amaco Oil Company, Chicago; Sandvik Publishing Ltd., Stavanger, Norway; and the Miriam Perlman Gallery at University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, WI.

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Lily Pad Showcase (10.01.2021-11.07.2021)

Pictured: Left: David Dunlop | Close to the Surface | Oil on Aluminum | 24 x 36"Middle: Jeff Faust | Cloudscape Variations I | Acrylic on Canvas | 48 x 36"Right: Ton Dubbeldam | Petite Provence | Oil on Panel...

Allison B. Cooke/Susan Hall: Beneath the Surface (05.28.2021-07.04.2021)

Left: Susan Hall | Tribute | oil on board | 51x43"Right: Allison B. Cooke | Quel Momento | oil/cold wax on panel | 30x30" Lily Pad | West is proud to display a selection of works by midwest-based artists Allison B....

Susan Hall

Susan Hall creates paintings of contemplative figures that are enhanced by a Caravaggio-like lighting effect. While the single, internal lighting source provides drama, the contrast is softened via lacy or arabesque patterns that veil her subjects. The overall effect is...