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Hall Groat II


"My work is concerned with an unique technical and thematic ambience, a very Baroque meditation on the fugitive nature of time, the presence of death, and the innate beauty in the objective. The simplicty of my work is the basis for its psychological impact on the viewer and austere and transcendent formal value."

HALL GROAT II was born in 1967 in Cazenovia, New York. In 1992 he received a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Brooklyn College. He currently lives in Endwell, NY, and is an Associate Professor at Broome Community College.

Groat has had one-person exhibitions at Roberson Museum of Art, Everson Museum of Art, Jasper Rand Art Museum, Finger Lakes Community College, Cazenovia College, Lemoyne College, Simon's Rock College of Bard, Tyringham Art Gallery, Tyringham, MA, Westbeth Gallery, NY, NY, Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk, NY, and Austin Harvard Gallery, Rochester, NY. In 2004 he was included in an exhibition at the Roberson Museum Center, entitled Cosmos and Chaos: A Cultural Paradox, with artists Lucian Freud, Eric Fischl, Jerome Witkin, Marc Dennis and several other contemporary artists. In conjunction with this exhibition, Groat's work was featured in a full-page advertisement in the January 2004 edition of ARTnews. {PDF. FILE OF ART NEWS AD, JANUARY 2004}

In 1993 Groat received the National Endowment For The Arts grant for a solo exhibition at Washington and Jefferson College. Groat is included in numerous private and public collections both nationally and abroad. These include actors, Michael Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta Jones, the Ackerley Corporation, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cellular One, Sheraton Hotel Corporation, Binghamton University, Everson Museum of Art, Munson-Williams Proctor Institute of Art, The State University of New York system, Roberson Museum and Science Center and Washington Jefferson College.

In 2006 he was involved in a solo exhibition at the Roberson Museum entitled, Contiguous Forms. Featured in the insightful museum catalogue published in conjunction with this exhibition is a brilliant essay written by Gerard Haggerty, entitled "It's About Time." Gerard Haggerty is a regular contributor to ARTnews. His writing has also appeared in Art in America, Arts, Artweek and many other journals and he has written numerous monographs for museums and galleries, here and abroad.

Groat's work is based on the tradition of classical observational oil painting.