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Ronald Hall attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA and currently lives and works in Seattle, WA.
Ronald explains the work by saying, “I use art as a means of conveying my feelings about life. My paintings exemplify the embodiment of personal experiences and the world acknowledged. I grew up in the high crime and drug infested neighborhoods of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. I believe that growing up amidst a violent and challenging environment has had a profound impact on how I choose to express myself as an artist. In addition to creating images about my life experiences, I attempt to demonstrate through my art, my interpretation of historical and or contemporary issues, with an emphasis on race and identity in america, I persist to demonstrate the injurious effects of visual representations and misrepresentations in society and how it effects people’s perception of one another in terms of race, physical appearance or social status. Movies, television, the media, or the internet can also be very influential when I create an image.”
"Ronald Hall has developed a language in his work I deeply admire. His paintings, through narrative, potent symbol, and intentional color leave endless exploration into each piece. His work is a place of learning for me."