In this exhibition, Hall presents a body of work that has developed through the experience of adopting a new city, building a home, and what continues to resonate. Rendered in Sumi and walnut inks on paper, these works are a meditation on how affinity builds attachment and the comfort derived from that sentimentality.
Matthew Hall is a Philadelphia-based artist working with gestural drawing, books, text, and works on paper. He attained an MFA in printmaking from Penn State in 2013, and a BFA from Alfred University in Ceramics and Expanded Media in 2006. Between 2006 and 2011 he worked with several Salt Lake City stage arts groups as a graphic designer for Mills Publishing. In 2010 he co-founded Gray Wall Gallery and worked as a curator. His studio is based out of Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood where he also works with InLiquid.org as a graphic designer. In October 2012, his work was named "Best in Show" by juror Brook Seidlemann in "Homage: Past Influences" at the Target Art Gallery in Alexandria VA. He participated in an artist residency at the Vermont Studio Center in June of 2013 and has designed the season graphics for Salt Lake Acting Company from 2010–2015. Matthew has been a member of 3rd Street gallery since 2014.