Bill Hall frequently makes his etchings on the scratched-up backs of discarded copper plates. By imposing conscious selection and manipulation, he creates a certain harmony and balance using the unplanned effects of chance and accident. He juxtaposes strong shapes, especially black geometric ones, with subtle colors and marks. These shapes, often ambiguous, appear either as solid forms or as spatial holes piercing the skin or plane of the image.
 
As Hall explains, “When I was a kid, there was a small monthly magazine published by the Ford Motor Company called Ford Times. It was essentially an advertisement for Ford automobiles, but I always looked for the game page titled “What is it?” This page would show a photograph focused on part of a common object, and challenge you to identify that object. What attracted me as much as the game itself was this partial view of something very small, making it look monumental. The mystery of what was out of view . . . has stayed with me and influenced my interest in abstract images that say something about what’s real.”
 
Hall received his BFA from the University of Alabama and his MFA from the University of Texas, Austin. In 1982 he moved to New York and began his career as a collaborating printer at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. In 1988 Hall joined Pace Editions, where he was the studio director and a master printer in etching until his retirement in 2015. His home and studio are now in Asheville, North Carolina.

Bill Hall
Aspinwall Editions Bill Hall Aquatint and drypoint, collage
Map #3
2016
Aquatint and drypoint, collage
Image 24 x 18 in., sheet 27 1/4 x 21 1/4 in.

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Aspinwall Editions Bill Hall Aquatint and drypoint with acrylic
Genesis Profile, Copper
2017
Aquatint and drypoint with acrylic
Image 16 x 29 in., sheet 20 3/4 x 33 1/4 in.

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Aspinwall Editions Bill Hall Aquatint and drypoint
Chance
2012
Aquatint and drypoint
Image 16 x 29 in., sheet 22 x 34 3/4 in.

Edition of 5

Aspinwall Editions Bill Hall Aquatint and drypoint with hand coloring
Interval, Warm Yellow
2014
Aquatint and drypoint with hand coloring
Image and sheet 16 x 29 in.

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Aspinwall Editions Bill Hall Aquatint and drypoint with hand coloring
Big Space with Pink Edge
2014
Aquatint and drypoint with hand coloring
Image and sheet 16 x 32 1/2 in.

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Aspinwall Editions Bill Hall Aquatint and drypoint
Falling
2004
Aquatint and drypoint
Image 10 1/2 x 19 in., sheet 17 3/4 x 26 3/4 in.

Edition of 10

Aspinwall Editions Bill Hall Intaglio and collage
Yellow Wave
2015
Intaglio and collage
Image 12 1/2 x 12 in., sheet 14 3/8 x 14 in.

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Aspinwall Editions Bill Hall Collagraph
D.C. Antique
2015
Collagraph
Image 12 1/2 x 22 1/4 in., sheet 17 1/4 x 26 7/8 in.

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Aspinwall Editions Bill Hall Intaglio and collage
Pixel Subway
2015
Intaglio and collage
Image 14 3/4 x 16 in., sheet 17 3/8 x 19 in.

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Aspinwall Editions Bill Hall Etching, collage
Mixed Grid IV
2016
Etching, collage
Image 18 x 12 in., sheet 19 1/2 x 13 1/2 in.

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