Melinda K. Hall, Artist

Melinda K. Hall

  • Born:
    January 27, 1950
    Chicago, Illinois

  • Education:
    Southern Methodist University.  Dallas, TX  -  BBA, 1972.
    New Mexico State University.  Alamagordo, NM  -  Fine Arts, 1987-89.

  • Contact:
    the gallery nearest you,
    or  atelier@melinda-k-hall.com

Artist's Statement:

Someone once asked who had given me permission to paint the way I do. I thought that was a wonderful question because in it was the implication that the work was somehow outside of some set of rules to which a painter had to comply. Painting is not a matter of rules, rather it is an arena of freedom and creative liberty where no permission is required -that is, if one paints authentically.

My style evolved in the struggle of push and pull between artist and canvas, in the space of my own private, quirky, little battleground of observation, interpretation, intention and application. What has resulted is a visual journal, a commentary on many universal subjects. As paint and brushes are my tools so are humor, metaphor, playfulness, color and text. I want the work to be initially accessible. I like to draw the viewer into the environment of the painting, invite them to stay a while and there discover more subtle aspects of the work.


Selected Exhibitions:
2013
  • Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, N.M.
    "Picnic for the Planet" Invitational
    April 2013

  • Meyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, N.M.
    "Head Trip" one-woman show
    August 2013
2012
  • Harrison Gallery Key West, Fl
    "Black on White" group show
    January 2012

  • Meyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    "Mixed Repertoire" one woman show
    August 2012

  • Wilde-Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
    "Small Gems Group Exhibit"
    December 2012
2011
  • Lucky Street Gallery Key West, Fl
    Literary Seminar; "The Hungry Muse"
    Juried Exhibition
    January 2011

  • Meyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    "Just Paint."
    August 2011

  • 21st Annual Wine and Chili Fiesta Santa Fe, NM
    Featured Artist
    September 2011
2010
  • "A Child's Place" Invitational Exhibit Charlotte North Carolina
    May 2010

  • Patricia Carlisle Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    July 2010  "Close to Home"

  • Wilde Meyer Gallery - Tucson, Arizona
    "It's a Dog's Life"
    Sept/Oct 2010

  • Harrison Gallery, Key West , Florida
    "Chew Slowly---(Paintings Good Enough to Eat)"
    Dec 16, 2010 - January 17, 2011
2009
  • Patricia Carlisle Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    "Jambo"   the African Series
    July 2009

  • Cody-Peterson Gallery Santa Fe NM
    "Art Journey New Mexico - 104 Painter's Perspectives
    December 2009

  • Wilde Meyer Gallery - Scottsdale, Arizona
    "Small Gems" Group Show
    December 2009
2008
  • Patricia Carlisle Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    "New Work"
    July 2008

  • Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences
    "Land of Color and Enchantment": The Southwestern Art Collection of Charles and Jeanette Gilchrist White
    Sept.-Nov. 2008

  • Denise Robergé Gallery
    Palm Desert, California
    November 2008

  • Wilde-Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
    "Small Gems"
    December 2008
2007
  • Harrison Gallery, Key West , Florida
    "Accessories"
    February 2007

  • Wilde-Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
    "Figures, Objects and Landscapes"
    February 2007

  • Patricia Carlisle Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    "Basic Fruit: Odd Pomology"
    July 2007
2006
  • Phoenix International Airport Museum
    "Quick Bites Exhibit"
    2006

  • Harrison Gallery, Key West, Florida
    "Suitable"
    Jan - Feb 2006

  • Patricia Carlisle Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    "Fashion Statements"
    July 17 - 26, 2006

  • Wilde-Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale Arizona
    Dog Days of Summer Exhibit
    August 2006

  • Art Beat Invitational Exhibition
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    "Dog Gala"
    Oct 15 - 28, 2006

  • Craighead- Green Gallery, Dallas, Texas
    "New Work"
    November 2006
2005
  • Book Cover   "Les Chats du Père-Lachaise"
    Éditions du GREF

  • Patricia Carlisle Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM.
    "Morocco/Maroc"
    July, 2005

  • Wilde-Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona,
    "Dog Days of Summer"
    August 2005
2004 
  • Ellen Noël Museum of the Permian Basin, Odessa, Texas.
    "In the Works"
    Jan. 8 - Feb.29, 2004

  • Patricia Carlisle Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM.
    "Cats I've Known:  1st Litter"
    Feb, 2004

  • Harrison Gallery, Key West, Florida
    Solo Exhibit  "Out of My Mind."
    March, 2004

  • Patricia Carlisle Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM.
    "Cats I've Known:  2nd Litter"
    May, 2004

  • Patricia Carlisle Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM.
    "Dog Park"
    October, 2004
2003

  • Museum of Fine Arts: Alcove Show, Santa Fe, NM
    Sponsored by Friends of Contemporary Art
    "Full Deck Exhibit."

  • El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, NM
    Invitational Exhibition: Santa Fe Council for the Arts
    "First Impressions and the Comic Book"
    January, 2004

  • Sophia Georg Gallery, Invitational Group Show, Denver, Colorado
    "Adam and Eve"
    Feb. 2004

  • Harrison Gallery, Key West, Florida
    Solo Exhibit:  "First Visit."
    March, 2003

  • Patricia Carlisle Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM.
    "Under One Roof"
    July, 2003
2002

  • Harrison Gallery,  Key West,  Florida
    Solo Exhibit
    January 9, 2002

  • Council For the Arts;  NuGallery, Santa Fe, NM
    Lecture/Slide Presentation:  - "Dialogue Among Peers"
    July 2002

  • Patricia Carlisle Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
    One Woman Show:  "Specifications, Seams, Seats and Soles"
    August 1, 2002

  • Chicago,  Melanee Cooper Gallery, River North District
    "Dogs and Houses."
    September 2002
2001

  • One Woman Exhibit - Melanee Cooper Gallery,  Chicago,  Illinois

  • Sophia Georg Gallery, Denver, CO.
    Group Show.
    February 2001

  • Patricia Carlisle Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
    "H2eau"
    August 2001
2000

  • Patricia Carlisle Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
    "Paris:  Coloring Outside the Lines"
    August 2000

  • Art Mecca Gallery, Chicago, IL.
    Group Show - "Deconstructed Visions"
    September 2000

  • SOFA, Navy Pier, Art Mecca Gallery, Chicago, IL.
    November 2000

  • Harrison Gallery, Key West, FL.
    Group Show.
    December 2000
1999

  • Patricia Carlisle Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
    "Girlie Pictures"
    August 1999

  • Academy of the Arts Museum, Easton, MD.
    "A Noble Companion: The Dog In Art"
    October 1999
1998
  • Wilde-Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
    Group Show
    January 1998

  • Patricia Carlisle Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
    August 1998
1997
  • Patricia Carlisle Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
    August 1997
1996
  • Wilde-Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
    Group Show.
    January 1996

  • Brigitte Schluger Gallery, Denver, CO.
    March 1996

  • Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
    August 1996
1995
  • Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
    December 1995
1994

  • Brigitte Schluger/Inkfish Gallery, Denver, CO. Group Show.

  • Adam-Whitney Gallery, Omaha, NE.

  • "Artista Contemporaneos de Nuevo Mexico," Guadalajara, Mexico. Invitational Group Show.
1993
  • Odyssey Gallery, San Antonio, TX.

  • Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
    November 1993

  • Gallery at the Rep, Santa Fe, NM
    Group Exhibit
1991
  • Art Harvest, Santa Fe, NM
    4-person Exhibit.

  • Las Vegas Art's Council, Las Vegas, NM
    Juried Exhibit.

  • Carole LaRoche Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

  • Nove Collection, Camino Corrales, Santa Fe, NM
Selected Publications and Articles
2013

  • Nature Conservancy
    "Picnic for the Planet"
    Mar-April 2013

  • The Bosque Beast Magazine
    Cover Image
    June-July 2013

  • Pasatiempo Arts Magazine
    August 2013
2012

  • Santa Fe Monthly Magazine
    June 2012

  • Pasatiempo Arts Magazine
    August 2013
2011

  • Key West Literary Seminar Catalog
    "The Hungry Muse"
    January 2011

  • Canyon Road Gallery Map
    Cover Artist 2011

  • Home Magazine
    September 2011

  • 21st Annual Santa Fe Wine and Chili Fiesta
    Featured Artist 2011 Poster: "Dionysus: A Brief History"
    Catalog and Auction Guide Cover Artist
2010

  • Pasatiempo Arts Magazine, July, 2010.

  • Journal North Arts and Entertainment, July, 2010.
2009

  • Art Business News, April, 2009.

  • The Santa Fean Magazine, June-July, 2009.

  • Art Journey:  New Mexico
    Art Book publication, Fall, 2009

  • THE Magazine, June-July 2009

  • Santa Fe Monthly, Nov. 2009

  • Local Flavor Magazine, July 2009
2008

  • Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences Catalogue - The Collection of Charles and Jeanette Gilchrist White
2007

  • Southwest Art Magazine, July, 2007.
    "Melinda K. Hall:  Color Commentary"

  • Focus Magazine, June-July, 2007.
2006

  • Art Business News, June, 2006.

  • Pasatiempo; New Mexican, July 21, 2006.

  • Solares Hill-Key West, Feb 2006.

  • Tucson Lifestyle, Jan-Feb 2006.
2005

  • THE Magazine, Jan 2005
2001

  • Focus/Santa Fe Magazine, June/July.
2000

  • Where Chicago, September.

  • Raw Vision, Summer.

  • Chicago Gallery News, April-August.

  • Pasatiempo Arts Magazine, February 4.

  • Albuquerque Journal North, February 13

  • Sunset Magazine, Mar/April.

  • Folk Art: Magazine of the Museum of American Folk Art, Summer.

  • El Palacio, Museum of New Mexico, Summer/Fall.

  • Santa Fe Reporter, June 14.
1999
  • THE Magazine of the Arts, September.

  • Albuquerque Journal North, August 6.

  • ARTnews, Summer.

  • Focus/Santa Fe Magazine, June/July.
1998
  • ARTnews, December.

  • Canine Magazine, Fall.

  • Better Homes and Gardens, Fall.

  • Tikkun Magazine, May/June.

  • Santa Fean Magazine, Summer.

  • THE Magazine of the Arts, September.

  • Pasatiempo Arts Magazine, August.

  • Santa Fe Reporter, December.
  • Tikkun Magazine, May/June.

  • Santa Fean Magazine, Summer.

  • THE Magazine of the Arts, September.

  • Pasatiempo Arts Magazine, August.

  • Santa Fe Reporter, December.
1997
  • Phoenix Magazine, November.

  • ARTmews Magazine, July/August.

  • SMU Alumni Magazine, October.

  • THE Magazine of the Arts, September.

  • Pasatiempo Arts Magazine, August.
1996
  • ARTnews Magazine, July/August.

  • Focus/Santa Fe Magazine, August/September.

  • Pasatiempo Arts Magazine, August.

  • THE Magazine of the Arts, July.

  • Renovation Style, Fall.
1995
  • Focus/Santa Fe Magazine, June-July.

  • Townhouse, Publications, Boston, MA.
1994
  • Focus/Santa Fe Magazine, October.

  • Leslie Levy, Fine Art Publishing, Scottsdale, AZ.