Jay Hall hails from the Great Lakes region of the Midwest. After a brief stint in New England, he settled in Phoenix, AZ where he has been involved in the art scene for many years. He is currently focusing on his own work out of The Suncrest Building, an art cooperative located in Phoenix. Jay has experimented with many mediums including monoprinting, painting, photography, serigraphy, ceramics and digital printing. His influences are diverse and constantly changing citing Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Judd, Gerhard Richter and Richard Serra as a few with Paleontologist Stephen J. Gould, architect Frank Gehry, filmmaker Peter Greenaway, Abraham Lincoln and Elvis adding their input.
"It's hard to put your finger on only a few people or events. You get older, experience different things, forget stuff and make new discoveries all the time. If someone asked me my 10 favorite songs now, the list would look a lot different than ten years ago. In art, I don't believe you’re chasing a ‘magnum opus' to end on but, in fact, on a journey; individual works and discoveries are stepping stones to the next. Sometimes the path is not a direct line. For me the creative process, as with all learning, is a series of incomplete exercises. I honestly learn more by failure than by success.”
Jay has a BS in Geology from Beloit College, WI. He has participated in numerous group shows in Phoenix, AZ.