Marilee Hall
Ceramics

MARILEE HALL ON YOUTUBE

Throughout my career I have made work that has tended toward the whimsical – vessels and sculptural forms with a lift. The work has felt spirited to me, almost inhabited. There has been a narrative element to my tiled wall constructions which I think is spreading to my sculpture. So I would say that in this, my 30th year in clay, my work is becoming more story-driven. Sometimes, it feels illustrative of folk tales, sometimes, a compassionate look at the human psyche. I am drawn to figurative work, enjoying the spirit expressing outward through human, cat and bird bodies, and even through the spirited vessel. I continue to work with a white earthenware clay body, creating combinations of colors and textures via manipulation of the clay and the use of under-glazes, glazes and specialty glazes. The clay object has such history, moving with mankind onward from the nomadic life to food-storing, community-building, and personal expression. Even at its most idiosyncratic, ceramic work continues to be fed by its long roots. I revel in the nourishment clay provides.

RESUME
GALLERIES

Art @ 830, Key West, FL
At the Gallery, Oak Park, IL
Avalon Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
Barucci Gallery, Clayton, MO
Boulder Arts and Crafts, Boulder, CO
Crabtree & Company, Falls Church, VA
Glass Roots, Stone Harbor, NJ
Hazelwood Fine Crafts, Pomfret, CT
Heron American Craft Gallery, Kent, CT
Imagine, Santa Barbara, CA
Joe Wilcox Fine Arts, Sedona, AZ
Katie Gingrass Gellery, Milwaukee, WI
Laughing Dog Gallery, Vero Beach, FL
May Lou Zeek Gallery, Salem, OR
Meredith Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Moon Tree Designs, Lake Placid, NY
Northwood Gallery, Midland, MI
Ornament Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Q Street Fine Crafts, Salt Lake City, UT
Selo/Shevel Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
Sidestreet Gallery, Gloucester, MA
Stella Luna Gallery, Smithville, TN
Telfair at Home, Houston, TX
Thomas R. Riley Galleries, Cleveland, OH
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
Urban Country, Bethesda, MD
WAVE, New Haven, CT

 

EXHIBITIONS
2010
"Southeastern Regional Art Show", Vespermann-Cooper Gallery, Atlanta, GA
"Down the Rabbitt Hole", Cabarrus Arts Council, Concord, NC
"Figurative Clay", Barton College, Wilson, NC
2009
“Winter Work”, solo show at ART Upstairs, Cookeville, TN
2007
“Hot Artists, Cool Visions”, three woman show, Stella Luna Gallery, Smithville, TN
2004

Solo Exhibition, Barucci Gallery, Clayton, MO
2004
Teapot shows: Gallery Alexander, LaJolla, CA; Pieces Gallery, Highland Park, IL
2004
“Bottled Spirits”, Kentucky Museum of Craft and Design, Louisville, KY
2003
“The Art of Clay”, McGuire Fine Arts, Frederick, MD
2002
“Tennessee Crafts Biennial”, Chattanooga, TN
2001
“Tantalizing Teapots”, Greater Reston Art Center, Reston, VA
2001
“Telling Tales”, Narrative Teapot Show, Craft Alliance Gallery, St Louis, MO
1999
“Tennessee Clayways”, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
1998
“Concepts and Creations in Clay”, Greater Reston Art Center, Reston, VA
1997
Kutani international Decorative Ceramics Fair, Komatsu, Ishikawa, Japan
1996
“Kindred Spirits”, Two Woman Show, Metro One Gallery, Egg Harbor, WI
1993
“The Tea Party”, American Craft Museum, New York, NY
1993
“Year of American Craft Celebration”, TN State Museum, Nashville TN

 

PUBLIC & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

AMACO Corporation, Tulsa, OK
Bank of America, Charlotte, NC
Philip Blumenthal, Charlotte, NC
Cathy Fox, Atlanta Journal art critic, Atlanta, GA
Hanes Corporation, Winston Salem, NC
Barbara Horowitz, Sarasota, FL
Barbara Lamb, Nashville, TN
Rebecca Roberson Magura, Cookeville, TN
Dan & Claire Marino, Ft Lauderdale, FL
Palmetto Richland Children’s Hospital, Columbia, SC
Xavier Roberts, Atlanta, GA
Wendy & Steven Rosen, Baltimore, MD
Pamela & Robert Schmidt, Clayton, MO
Nancy Saturn, Nashville, TN
Seranda & Paul Vespermann, Atlanta, GA
Takeo Yakamori, Osaka, Japan

 

RECENT DISTINCTIONS
2005-2008
Featured in Alcove Books’ The American Art Collector
2008
Best in Show award, TACA Spring Fair, Nashville, TN
2007-2008
Director, ART Prowl Studio Tour, Cookeville, TN
2003
Best in 3D, Shaw Art Fair, St Louis, MO
2002
Honorable Mention, Tennessee Crafts Biennial, Chattanooga, TN
2001
First Prize, Whimsy, Boston mills Art Festival, Peninsula, OH
2001
First Prize 3D, Historic Shaw Art Fair, St Louis, MO
2001
Workshop Instructor, Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN
1997
Workshop Instructor, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA
1996
Featured Artist, Arts & Activities Magazine, May Issue
1995
Best in Show, Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, Reston, VA
1995
Second Prize-Ceramics, New East Side Artworks, Chicago, IL
1993
ACC Craft Fairs Billboard Featured Artist, Atlanta, GA and MPLS, MN
1992
Juror’s Award, Lakefront Festival of the Arts, Milwaukee, WI
1992
Jury member, Richmond Craft & Design Show, Richmond, VA 

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