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ARTWORK

Jenny Lynn Hall is specialized in texture driven, abstract painting, realized in both plaster and oils. She challenges the idea that there need be a division between the decorative and fine arts by making large-scale pieces that create an environment. Concepts are worked through in smaller scale work. The ten years that she spent in Italy gave her a reverence for art, architecture and design as a means of improving the quality of daily life. In her opinion this is one of the most powerful and important uses of creativity.

While living in Italy, she developed a painting technique that combines painting, drawing, and lime plaster. This allows her to take advantage of the structural integrity and richness of ancient building materials while developing a personal vocabulary. Derived from a flooring material, her custom plaster paintings are suitable for interior and exterior installation, floors and showers. For the past 5 years, she has been inspired by the transcendental quality found in nature and its capacity to provoke feelings of both profound solemnity and an unpredictable strength. Multiple layers of plaster and paint invoke the passing of time, energy dispersed, created and renewed. Her main influences are Anselm Kiefer and Antoni Tapies, for their use of different texture and text, Mark Rothko, for the incredible worlds he creates, and John Cage, for his experimentation with chance.

 

EDUCATION

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Jenny Lynn has a BA in Art History for the University of New Hampshire, and an MBA in International Business form the International University of Monaco. She studied Painting and Graphic Design at California College of Arts (and Crafts) before working as an Oriental rug restorer at the Claremont Rug Company in Oakland.  Before co-founding a plaster design company, HL Studio, Jenny Lynn studied mosaic and painting at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Ravenna, Italy and later Painting and Scenic Design at the Accademia Albertina delle Belle Arti in Torino. She studied scenic painting at Colbalt Studio in Whitelake, NY. Additionally, she worked in stock options on the Pacific Exchange in San Francisco and as a finance manager for Lexia Study Abroad, and as a translator (Italian into English).

Jenny Lynn is an active volunteer at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts as part of their Visual Arts Team, Sebastopol CA. She is on the board of the Stone Creek Zen Center in Graton, CA and involved with the forming Wildfire Protection Committee in Occidental, CA.

  

EXHIBITIONS

“Ice” Solo Show, Tea Room Café, Petaluma, CA, February 2019

“Journeys” O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA, juried by Toni Littlejohn,        Executive Director Route One Gallery, Point Reyes Station, CA February, 2019

Invited Artist, San Francisco Textile and Tribal Art Show, Fort Mason, February 2019

Sonoma County Art Trails, October 2018

“Wabi-Sabi” O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA, juried by Mary-Ann Milford-    Lutzker PhD, Professor of Art History, Mills College Oakland, CA, September 2018

“Bay Area Women Artists” O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA, juried by        Suzanne Gray and Donna Seager, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, August

“Year of the Dog” Sebastopol Center for the Arts, juried by Amy Owens and Kara      Smith of the DiRosa Museum January, 2018

Sonoma County Art Trails, October 2017

“Blue” Sebastopol Center for the Arts, juried by Randolph Murphy, retired Director Napa       County Museum, Merit Award, June 2017

“Art of Gastronomy II” Healdsburg Center for the Arts, juried by Vicky Kumpfer, Franco Dunn and Diana Jameson March 2017

Sonoma County Art Trails October 2016

“Art Walk”, invited artist, SOFA Art District Santa Rosa, CA August 2016

“Reflections and Shadows” Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Sponsored by La Crema    Winery, Healdsburg, CA July 2016

“Fresco Secco” Two person show with Isabelle Proust, Santa Rosa Golf and Country    Club, Santa Rosa, CA July 2016

“Bold” O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA, juried by Robert Green, Robert      Green Gallery, Mill Valley, CA June 2016

Solo Show, Through the Hayes Optometry, San Francisco, CA February 2016

“Two Hundred Show” Kitty Hawk Gallery, Sebastopol, CA, December 2015

 “Members’ Show” Sebastopol Center for the Arts” Sebastopol, CA December 2015

“Reflections on the Middle Way” Solo Show, San Francisco Zen Center, San Francisco,   CA February 2015

“Recent Work” Solo Show, Scavenger Gallery, White River Jct, VT, February 2014

“Living With Art” Show with Stacy Hopkins and Ria Blass, Lyme NH October 2013

“Oceana” solo show, Scavenger Gallery, White River Jct, VT May 2013

“The Way We Work” group show, AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH, 2012

“2010” Juried Exhibition” AVA Gallery Lebanon, NH, July 2010

“2008” Juried Exhibition” AVA Gallery Lebanon, NH, July 2008

“Citta dell’ Arte- Sezione Accademia Albertina delle Belle Arti” curated by Michel-Angelo Pistoletto, Biella 1999

“Tiwanaku” Palazzo Ducale, Genova, curated by Giuseppe Olmo 1999

 “Il Capolavoro Sconosciuto” Palazzo di Roma, Ravenna curated by Antonio Violetta, Ravenna 1998

“Luci d’Artista” Torino Porta Nuova, curated by Italo Bressan, Torino 1998

“Progetto per un Centro Commerciale” curated Vittorio D’Augusta, San Marino 1997

“Ravenna Bella Dentro” Palazzo del Popolo, curated by Marco Bravura

“Fu Dov’e il Ponte di Legno” Piazza Dora Markus, Marina di Ravenna, curated by curated      Vittorio D’Augusta,