Gail Morrison-Hall

Contact Information

gailgmh@gmail.com

Phone: (215) 277-5227

http://www.gailmorrison-hall.com/

Gallery

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Painting

Archived Works

Atmospheres Series

Tenement Series

Artist's Biography

Philadelphia native Gail attended Tyler School of Art (Temple University), on full scholarship, graduating with a BFA and certification in education. She later graduated from Arcadia University with an MA ed + 60 credits. She spent the first part of her career as an art educator, helping K-8 students learn about and make art. She has led professional workshops, written and been awarded numerous grants, written art curricula and created teaching materials. Upon retiring from teaching, Gail began to focus fully on making her own art.

Gail exhibits her award winning paintings both regionally and nationally, in physical and virtual juried shows. Recently, selections from her “Tenement Series”, were on exhibit as part of a two person show at Salus University, Elkins Park, PA. Her work is represented in public and private collections. In addition to traveling extensively through the United States, Europe and South East Asia. Gail was fortunate to have resided in Italy and Thailand.

Artist's Statement

I am, primarily an abstract painter, working in acrylics and collage materials, though a friend once described me as "six artists rolled into one." My art making process focuses on experimenting with new techniques and ways to communicate thoughts and ideas through imagery. My portfolio might be described as a study in experimentation, implementation and growth.

My diverse body of work, which I group into series, is rooted in the many things that fascinate me,
The subject matter or start point of my paintings and collages draw from many sources: natural phenomena, Victorian gingerbread, flora, urban chaos, illuminated manuscripts and calligraphy, a specific place, or just the interplay of pure shape, color and texture. Occasionally, an idea found in an earlier series of work gives birth to a new series.

When I approach the process of making a painting, sometimes I tell the painting what I want it to say; most times the painting tells me what it wants and needs.

I hope that my work speaks to you with a positive voice.

Selected Exhibitions

2022
Undeniable: Juried Show, Tri State Artist's Equity at Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA
Juror: Nancy B. Miller

Golden 50 and Over, Las Lagunas Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Juried online exhibition

Images 2022: Open Juried Show, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, State College, PA

Light and Shade, Las Lagunas Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Juried online exhibition

Skies, Grey Cube Gallery
Juried online exhibition, Finalist

Renewal: Juried Show, EclipseC3 Gallery, Lansdale, PA

5th Abstracts Show, Art Show International Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Juried online exhibition, Finalist

Absolutely Abstract, Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists (MCGOPA), Upper Merion Township Community Center, King of Prussia, PA

Square Route, Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists (MCGOPA), Upper Merion Township Community Center, King of Prussia, PA

Envision Arts, Winter III, Denton,Texas
Juried online exhibition

Light space and Time, All Women, Jupiter, FL Juried online exhibition

Light space and Time, Botanicals, Jupiter, FL. Juried online exhibition

2021
Gail Morrison-Hall/Alice Dustin, D'Srrigo Gallery, Salus University, Elkins Park, PA
Two Person Show

Script II, juried online exhibition, Envision Arts, Denton, TX

Texture II, juried online exhibition, Envision Arts, Denton, TX

All Botanicals, Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Annapolis, MD
3rd place: Painting

All Abstraction, Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Annapolis, MD
Winner: Painting

2018
Passages, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

MCGOPA: 20th Anniversary Show, Henry Gallery, Penn State Great Valley, PA

St Asaph's Gallery, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Settlement Music School, Germantown Branch, Philadelphia, PA

MCGOPA Group Show, D'Arrigo Gallery, Salus University, Elkins Park, PA

Lawrence Gallery, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA

2017
Notes to Myself, InLiquid at Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
Three Person Show

Abington Friends School, Abington, PA

MCGOPA, Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

MCGOPA, Ludington Library, Bryn Mawr, PA

MCGOPA, 431 Gallery, Upper Merion Community Center, King of Prussia, PA

2016
Contemporary Expressions: A Regional Artists' Installation, Freeman's Main Line Wayne, PA
Curator: Lauren Anrig Addis

Painting Exhibition, Bryn Mawr Dermatology, Villanova, PA
Two Person Show
Curator: Lauren Anrig Addis

Nationalism: Belonging/Not Belonging, Holy Family College, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Pamela Flynn

67th Anniversary Exhibition: Philadelphia Tri-State Artists Equity, Baker Gallery West Chester University, West Chester, PA

Artists Unite: Mostly Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA

2015
66th Anniversary Juried Exhibition: Philadelphia Tri-State Artists Equity Exhibition, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

MCGOPA, Swarthmore Boro Hall, Swarthmore, PA

Jam Gallery, Malvern, PA

2014
MCGOPA: Fall Open Juried Show, SPP Galleries, Conshohocken, PA
Juror: Terry Newman

MCGOPA: The Artist's Perspective Juried Show, SPP Galleries, Conshohocken, PA
Juror: Charles Stainback

Portraits: Open Juried Show, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

National Juried Show, Lancaster County Art Association, Strasburg, PA

Members Medal Show, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

2013
New Members’Show, Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

Fall Juried Show, Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists, SPP Galleries, Conshohocken, PA Juror: Lisa Tremper Hanover

ACX Juried Members’ Show, Shannodell, PA

ACX Juried Members’ Show: Through the Eyes of an Artist, Gratz College, Melrose Park PA

ACX Juried Members’ Show, Upstairs Gallery, Peddlers Village, Jamison, PA

National Juried Show, Lancaster County Art Association, Lancaster PA

VIOLENCE: sponsored by The Women’s Caucus for Art, SPP Galleries, Conshohocken, PA

Members Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
Scapes, Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Red, Pop Gallery, online exhibition

Members’ Medal Show, Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Members' Medal Show, Plastic Club Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

Victorian Themed Show, Smithville Mansion and Museum, Smithville, Burlington County, NJ

Annual Painting Show, Cheltenham Art Center Cheltenham, PA

Real and Imagined, Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

Small Worlds, Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

Absolutely Abstract, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia PA

Group Show, Artist’s Haven Gallery Ft Lauderdale, FL

Visual Phrasing, Therese Maloney Gallery, Morristown, NJ
Curator: Virginia Butera

2010
Works on Paper, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Members’ Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

The Philadelphia Sketch Club 150th Anniversary, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

American Art Awards, online gallery
2nd Place Innovative

Work Absolutely Abstract, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Small Worlds, Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Members Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham PA

Fall Juried Show, Montgomery County Guild Of Professional Artists, SPP Galleries, Conshohocken, PA
Juror: Richard Rosenfeld

Works on Paper, Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Music as Muse, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA

Annual Painting Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

1989
Marble House Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

Matrix Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

1988
Utah Landscapes, Marble House Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

Kimball Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT

Seven State Regional Exhibition, Cheyenne Artists Guild, Cheyenne, WY
First Place Mixed Media

Art Zone Denver JCC, Denver, CO

Springville Art Museum, Springville, UT

Black and White, Eccles Community Center, Salt Lake City, UT
Juried Exhibition

Libinson Fine Art Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

Affiliations

The Art of It Collaborative Gallery, Jenkintown, PA
Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA
Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists
Artists’ Cultural Exchange, Melrose Park, PA
Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

Collections

Private
National and regional

Public
Park Towne Place, Philadelphia, PA

Education

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
BFA, Painting
Certification in Education

Arcadia University, Glenside, PA
MA ed + 60 graduate credits
Painting

Continuing Education
Workshops, Critiques with Kassem Amoudi