Hall, Janine

  • Home:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Title:
    Self-portrait
  • Media:
    Oil on board / huile sur panneau
  • Dimensions:
    76 x 66 cm
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This self portrait was done from a mirror.  I am wearing the grey sweater I wear everyday painting-my painting sweater- and a blanket I frequently have around my shoulders.  I work in a basement studio and I get very chilled when I paint so this is a common image of me as a painter.  The imagery I’ve chosen to set myself in comes from my study of Tarot. The imaginary setting is inspired by a practice of relating numerological information from our birthdates to tarot imagery. This combination of painting from imagination and from observation is of particular interest to me as I am fascinated by the different kinds of sight –physical, imagination, spiritual, symbolic and the illusions of them all.   It was finally very important for me to have done the portrait smiling to express my joyful state of inner peace.

Born – 1965 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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:

2006

Mezzanine Gallery, the University of Calgary


1993

Medicine Hat Cultural Centre, Medicine Hat Mystix


1988

The New Gallery, Calgary Rotation Series


GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2006

Red Deer & District Museum, Red Deer AB, annual juried exhibition


2005

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


2004

Masters Gallery, Calgary  Annual Exhibition Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists


1994

Medicine Hat Cultural Centre, Medicine Hat South of 9 East of 23


1987

Alberta College of Art, Calgary Graduating Student Exhibition


COLLECTIONS:

1992

Alberta Foundation for the Arts


1988-present

Numerous private and corporate portrait commissions


AWARDS:

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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