Native New Yorker Joan Hall is a pioneer in the field of collage and assemblage illustration. Her work has appeared on covers of Time magazine and in The New York Times and numerous other publications.
Hall’s collages and assemblages have been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, including the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. She was commissioned by the American Cultural Center to lecture, exhibit, and conduct workshops in France, India, Brazil, and most recently lectured at The National Arts Club in New York City.
Ms. Hall was awarded a US State Department Cultural Grant to go to Mexico and train teachers to teach recycling to children by creating art using found objects and scrap images from magazines. She was invited by Milton Glaser to create a class of Collage for Illustration for The School of Visual Arts, NY, where she taught for many years.
Known for her artwork, Joan has also been writing poetry since she was 8 years old, when her poem, “Spring”, won best in class. She is a winner of the 2018 Miriam Chaiken Foundation Award for her poetry. Joan's first book of Poetry, JOURNEY TO SOMEWHERE, and her new book, BEHIND MY MIND: RHYMES AND COLLAGES, is now available on Amazon. Joan illustrated THE POLICEMAN'S BEARD IS HALF-CONSTRUCTED, the first book written by a computer, also on Amazon.
She has been a resident of Westbeth Artist Housing in New York City since 1971. Her time is alternated between living in NY, her country retreat in the Catskills, and winters in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
JHCollage@gmail.com, 917 536-0499