This lecture/slideshow on the theme of women and collage includes art from 12th century Japan to contemporary photo illustration. You will see how artists recycled everyday items into artwork using such materials as money, spare tires, and even one’s own blood.
My name is Joan Hall, I was born in New York City. With early experience in the dramatic arts as a guide, I designed sets and costumes for the ballet Yequana for The Nederlands Dans Theater, Den Haag.
Returning to my early roots, an interest in collage and assemblage began to take shape with parallel careers in commercial illustration and the fine arts.
The Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico, are among the institutions where my art has been on view. At home in New York, Pavel Zoubok and the South Street Seaport Museum have hosted two of my one-person exhibitions.
Illustration credits include editions of my collage and assemblage for TIME, The NY Times, Atlantic Records, and many other publications.
I have also lectured to many organisations , the American Cultural Centers have commissioned these lectures in France, India, Brazil, and Mexico.