Shifting between fiction and nonfiction in his narrative paintings, Ronald Hall creates otherworldly spaces in which figures engage in and reflect upon the past, present, and future. He distorts domestic interiors, plantations, and other environmental structures into eerie dreamscapes that invoke historical and contemporary issues involving race and social constructionism.
Hall is a native of Pittsburgh where he attended the High School For Creative And Performing Arts, later studied illustration at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In 1999 he relocated to Seattle, where he joined Gallery 110 as an artist-member and began exhibiting works at major north western institutions such as The Tacoma Museum, The Seattle Art Museum and The Wing Luke Asian Museum. Hall has been the recipient of many prestigious art awards and grants such as the Pollock-Krasner Grant, The Bronx Museum of the Arts AIM Program, the Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant, and the recipient of the 2013 Artist Fellowship Award in Seattle.