Education

2008                  

Master of Fine Arts, Painting / Video, Mills College, Oakland, CA

1996                  

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA


Solo Exhibitions

2010                  

Reclamation, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA, September

This is not my beautiful life, Blankspace Gallery, Oakland, CA

2009                  

Bête comme un peintre, SF MOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA, January

2003                  

...the things we are / were beauty too…, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, January

1995                  

Recent Work, Isabel Percy West Gallery, CCAC, Oakland, CA, November


Group Exhibitions

 

2017

Juncture, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA June

With Liberty and Justice for Some, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA April

100 Days Action, (Call to Love Call to Action project with Julia Goodman) Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA March

Call to Love, Call to Action with Julia Goodman, Royal Nonesuch Gallery, February

With Liberty and Justice for Some, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA January-March

2016

Not Alone, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA November-March 2017

2016 Faculty & Staff Exhibition, University Art Gallery, Hayward, CA October

Making Our Mark, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA September

Mistaken Impressions, Root Division, San Francisco, CA January

Bird in Hand, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA January

2015                 

Epic Fail, UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice Faculty Exhibition, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA, October 28 - November 13

Security Question, David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA May 28 – September 10

Equilux, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, March 21

2014

Juried Art Show, Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont, CA November 1 – December 1

The One and Only, UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice Faculty Exhibition, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA October 22 – November 7

Soft Muscle, Root Division, San Francisco, CA, June 11 – June 28

Vacnacy/No Vacancy, Waterloo Arts, Cleveland, OH, April 4 – May 14

Smoke and Mirrors, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, March 22

2013                  

Red Hot Chili Water, Studio Quercus, Oakland, CA, November 1 – December 14

Metamorphosis, Napa, CA, June 2013 – 2015

Just Add Water, Studio Quercus, Oakland, CA, January –February

2012                  

CARAVANNIVERSARY: Pods, Contraptions, & Relics, Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, CA, September 23 – November 4

Centering the Margins, Root Division, San Francisco, CA March, 7-24

2011                  

Discrepancy: living between war and peace, Napa Valley Museum, Napa, CA, August

Outlandish: Contemporary Depictions of Nature, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, July

Outside In, Creative Growth Gallery, Oakland, CA, May

2010                  

Space Odyssey, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, May

2009                  

9th Annual Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, February

2008                  

Alternative Requirements, Pacific Film Archive Experimental Film Showcase Berkeley, CA, October

Juncture, Swarm Gallery Oakland, CA, June

Bestiaries, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA, May

Mills College MFA Exhibition, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA, May

Optical Illusion, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, April

8th Annual Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, February

T‐10 Experimental Video Festival, 21 Grand, Oakland, CA, January

2007                  

Grounded?, Intersection for the Arts / SOEX, San Francisco, CA November (Video Screening )

2x2, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA, October

Buy Me While I’m Cheap, Blankspace Gallery, Oakland, CA August

7th Annual Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, February

2006                  

Community Virology, LoBot Gallery, Oakland, CA, July

Happiness For All the Artists, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA, June

Bay Area Currents, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA, May

MOMENTUM, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, May

6th Annual Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, February

2005                  

Histories, Heather Marx Gallery, San Francisco, CA,

30, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, April

5th Annual Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, February

2004                  

Inner Workings, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA, September

The San Francisco Show, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA, June

4th Annual Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, February

CCA Alumni Show, Oliver Art Center, CCA, Oakland, CA, May

2003                  

3rd Annual Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, February

Arizona Biennial 2003,Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ, May

DINNERWARE'S 10th Biennial National Juried Exhibition, Dinnerware Gallery. Tucson, AZ, April

Solid Gold, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, April

2002                  

Post‐Postcard 6, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, April

2nd Annual Monster Drawing Rally, San Francisco, CA

2001                 

Paintings and Sculptures by Michael Hall and Tara Tucker, Hey! Gallery, Oakland, CA, June

1999                  

Homespun: a Group Show, Nexus Gallery, Berkeley, CA, October


Awards and Residencies

2016

Joan Mitchell Foundation, Artist in Residence, Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans, LA, July - August

Salina Art Center, Artist in Residence, Salina, KS, April

2015                  

Residency Fellow, Montalvo Arts Center, Spring

2014                  

Alameda County Arts Leadership Award

2010                  

Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant

2008                  

Headlands Center for the Arts MFA Fellowship

Herringer Foundation MFA Award


Teaching Experience

2003 – Present                 

Founder and Lead Instructor of the Video Production Workshop / Digital Media/Mixed Media

Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA

 2009 – Present                   

Visiting Artist - Beginning & Advanced Painting & Drawing,

Mills College, Oakland, CA

2013 – Present                   

Lecturer – Upper Division Painting

UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA – Spring 2013

 2011                                   

Full-time Faculty, Pont Aven School for Contemporary Art, Pont Aven, France,

Video/Digital Media/Multidisciplinary Practice

 2008                   

Teaching Assistant, Advanced Painting & Graduate Seminar with Hung Liu (taught technical workshops, maintained studio and woodshop).

Teaching Assistant, Advanced Video with Samara Halperin (taught workflow and editing, maintained the video lab, assisted with workshops and manage film shoots)

Mills College, Oakland, CA

2009 – 2013                  

Studio Assistant/Studio Manager, Hung Liu (work preparation, documentation, grant writing, work proposals, catalog design, retrospective preparation, oversee studio staff)


Curatorial Practice

2014                 

BayArea ReelAbilities Disabilities Film Festival, Film Selection Committee, Oakland, CA

2010 – 2013      

Southern Exposure, Curatorial Committee, programming and exhibitions

2011                  

Cut Up, CIAC Gallery, Co-curated with Rune Olson and Jeffrey Gibson, Pont Aven, France

2007                

 Buy Me While I’m Cheap, Blankspace Gallery, Oakland, CA


Video Screenings/Film Festivals

2013                 

3rdi Film Festival, Coast to Coast: Mumbai to the Mission, New People Cinema, San Francisco, CA

2013                 

VIDEO RENEGADES: EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO AT MILLS, Mills College, Oakland CA

2008                 

Alternative Requirements, Pacific Film Archive Experimental Film Showcase, PFA, Berkeley, CA

T‐10 Experimental Video Festival, 21 Grand, Oakland, CA, January, 2008

2007                 

Grounded?, Intersection for the Arts / SOEX, San Francisco, CA


Public Works

2014                                   

A Course of Action, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA, June

An obstacle course of participatory paintings.

2013-2015                 

Surrogate, June

Metamorphosis, Napa ArtWalk, Napa, CA.

2012                                   

A Course of Action, September

An obstacle course of participatory paintings. Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, CA

2011                                   

Consequence, March

Two channel video projection through the windows of the Luggage Store Gallery

Part of the Luggage Store Gallery 2nd Floor Window Projection Project

2008                                   

Watch Me Watch You, October

Two channel video projection on the façade of the Headlands Center for the Arts

2004                                   

What We Do, We Do Again

Participating artist in the Hearts in San Francisco Project


Bibliography

Katie McCracken, Artists Speak Podcast – Episode #3, Air date: June 30

http://www.artistsspeak.org/michael-hall.html

Beth Spotswood, “Comfort zones take a hit at ‘Security’”, SF Chronicle, Datebook, Sunday, May 31, 2015

Michele Carlson, “How Artists Use Their Skills to Pay the Bills”, KQED Arts, September 30, 2014

http://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2014/09/30/how-artists-use-their-skills-to-pay-the-bills/

blog.OtherPeoplesPixels.com, “OtherPeoplesPixel sInterviews Michael Hall”, May 2012

http://blog.otherpeoplespixels.com/otherpeoplespixels-interviews-michael-hall

Jessica Carew Kraft, “Toxic Art”, East Bay Express, March 23, 2011

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/gyrobase/toxic-art/Content?oid=2533379&storyPage=1

Amos Dai, “Renovation of Old Photos”, The Outlook Magazine, China, Issue #106, Featured Artist, February 2011

http://www.theoutlookmagazine.com/2824/

Lawerence Rinder, New American Painting, Issue 91, curated by Lawerence Rinder, January 2011

California Contemporary Art, September / October 2010, pg. 22

http://www.scribd.com/doc/37590573/California-Contemporary-Art-September-October-2010

DeWitt Cheng, Visual Art Source, Editorial Recommendation, September 2010

http://www.visualartsource.com/index.php?page=editorial&pcID=26&aID=616

Beautiful Decay online, October 2010

http://beautifuldecay.com/2010/10/27/michael-hall/

Boooooooom.com, “Reclamation, paintings by Michael Hall”, October 2010

http://www.booooooom.com/2010/10/28/artist-painter-michael-hall/

Heidi J. De Vries, “Reclamation”, Engineer’s Daughter blog, October 2010 http://engineersdaughter.typepad.com/engineers_daughter/2010/10/reclamation.html

Empty Kingdom, blog post, November 2010

 http://www.emptykingdom.com/featured/michael-hall/

Deric Carner, Artopic.org, SF MOMA Artist Gallery, Bete Comme Un Peintre, January 2009

http://www.artopic.org/?p=230

DeWitt Cheng, East Bay Express, Crossroads: Two recent Mills graduates explore the dualities of modern life, July 9, 2008

Nirmala Nataraj, SF Weekly, Art "Histories" Everything old is new again, December 21, 2005

Tina Skinner, 100 Artists of the West Coast II, Schiffer Publishing, ISBN: 0764332716

Hearts in San Francisco – ISBN: 0‐9763989‐0‐7

Arizona Biennial ’03 Catalogue – ISBN: 0‐911611‐26‐6


Visiting Artists Lectures/Presentations

2014                 

Lecture/Presentation, Square Headquarters, San Francisco, CA

Artist Talk, The One and Only, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2012                 

Lecture/Presentation, Interdisciplinary Critique, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2011                 

Lecture/Presentation, Public Faculty Lectures, Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art,

Pont Aven, France

2009                 

Lecture/Presentation, Graduate Seminar – Painting Emphasis, Mills College, Oakland, CA


Symposia

2004                 

"Margins and Mainstreams: Disability Art Today," American Folk Art Society Conference, hosted by Creative Growth Art Center, organizer, transcribed and designed a publication from symposium panels, lectures and discussions, Oakland, CA.