Gail Morrison-Hall

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

    Tenement Series

    Archived Works

    Artist's Biography

    A Philadelphia native, Gail attended Tyler School of Art (Temple University) graduating with a BFA and certification in education. She later graduated from Arcadia University with a MA ed + 60 graduate 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. Her work is represented in public and private collections. In addition to traveling extensively through the United States, Europe and Southeast 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 transition, reinvention 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.

    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.

    Selected Exhibitions

    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