Hall, Janine

In this project I was able to explore my ideas around art and specifically portraiture having a talismanic role in a subject’s life.  The content and composition of the piece was inspired by symbols in the subject’s natal astrology and tarot, personal artefacts that hold deep meaning and inspiration for him, esoteric healing symbols and representation of an ethereal atmosphere.  My philosophy is that because the  fundamental spiritual movement of human culture appears to be toward self knowledge, self revelation and enlightenment-ultimately self united with the divine- that portraiture and particularly commissioned self portraiture is a natural support.  In the hands of a spiritually conscious artist, one who is aware of the capacity for art to be a channel for healing energies the artwork can become an intimate sacred object or a focal point for meditation. The portrait may be seen as kind of “vision board” for experiencing higher self consciousness, self reflection and revelation and finally affect healing on a quantum level.
EDUCATION:

2003

Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting


1987

Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Diploma in Painting


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2008

The Weiss Gallery, Calgary Janine Hall  Spirit


2006

Mezzanine Gallery, the University of Calgary Janine Hall


GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2011

Art Gallery of Calgary, Traditions Illuminated: Celebrating the Halls


2008

Alliance Française Gallery, Calgary, Annual National Exhibition, Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists


2007

Firehall Theatre, Gananoque, Ontario Kingston Prize for Contemporary Canadian Portraiture


AWARDS:

2008

Founders Award for Best Portrait Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists Annual juried exhibition


2005

Elected to senior membership in the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists


2004

Best oil portrait award and third best in show Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists Annual juried exhibition

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