Doug Hall – Biography
Doug Hall received his B.A. in 1966 from Harvard College where he studied Anthropology. In 1969 he received his MFA from the Rinehart School of Sculpture of The Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore. In that same year he moved to San Francisco where he formed the media art collective, T.R. Uthco (1970-79), in collaboration with Jody Procter and Diane Andrews Hall. The group produced numerous works during the 1970’s. Notable among them is the videotape, The Eternal Frame, a reenactment of the assassination of John F. Kennedy done in collaboration with Ant Farm, another San Francisco based media arts collective. Following the dissolution of the group in 1979, Hall continued to work in video, performance, and installation. In the late 1980’s his primary focus shifted from time based media to include large format photography. His work in diverse media has been exhibited in museums in the United States and Europe and is included in numerous private and public collections. A selection of public collections includes the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, California; Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; the Contemporary Art Museum, Chicago; the Mildred Kemper Lane Art Museum, St. Louis; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Vienna; Tate Modern, London; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and The Whitney Museum, New York. Among the grants and fellowships that he has received are those from The National Endowment for the Arts, The California Arts Council, The Fulbright Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, and The Guggenheim Foundation. He was the 1995/96 recipient of The Gilmore D. Clarke & Michael Rapuano Rome Prize in Visual Arts from The American Academy in Rome. With Sally Jo Fifer, he edited Illuminating Video, a collection of writings on video by artists, critics, and scholars, and with Ms. Fifer co-authored the introduction (1991, Aperture Books, New York). He is Professor Emeritus at the San Francisco Art Institute where he taught until his retirement in 2008. Currently he is Visiting Artist at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco/Oakland where he works primarily with graduate students.