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Ian Addison Hall
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Prospect Heights

ARTIST STATEMENT: “I will tell you the one thing I really believe out of all the things there are to believe… All people are insane… They will do anything at any time, and God help anybody who looks for reasons.” - Kurt Vonnegut in Mother Night No matter how exhausting it can be, we all look for reasons. While at times it feels like we are all so different, focusing on communal thoughts and feelings that we share will conjure an inherent understanding we have of one another. Using photography and found imagery, my work brings to light common underlying values that we all share. Each series focuses on different aspects of global intellectual and emotional knowledge, and attempts to make them accessible in new ways. I'm Ian Addison Hall and I was born and raised in West Virginia. Now I live in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn with my girlfriend Kellyn and our dog Tater. Working from my experiences growing up in rural West Virginia and now living in New York City, I hope to promote a heightened sense of belonging by communicating collective thoughts, feelings and experiences that we can all relate to.

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Selected Exhibitions


● Window Installation (Fall 2013), Mixed Greens, New York, NY
● THE FENCE, United Photo Industries, Photo District News, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Flash Forward Festival, Brooklyn Bridge Park Fence, 2013


● Prolonged Exposure, Recession Art, Invisible Dog Gallery, 51 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY
● 2012 NURTUREart Benefit, NURTUREart, hosted at Charles Bank Gallery, 196 Bowery, New York, NY
● Dumbo Arts Festival 2012, Brooklyn, NY
● The Fool's Journey, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ, Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
● Small Prints, Humble Arts Foundation, Flash Forward Festival, Magenta Foundation, Boston, MA
● 100 Proof Project, L Magazine & Southern Comfort


● Layer Current, Like the Spice Gallery for Curate NYC, Brooklyn NY
● Passport to 718, Brooklyn Arts Council + Hotel 718, Brooklyn, NY
● Peepshow, Ugly Art Room, Nuit Blanche's Bring to Light festival, Brooklyn, NY
● Black and White, BWAC, 499 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY
● Cutters, Ugly Art Room, L Magazine’s Northside Festival, 72 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY
● The Western Front Society, FRONT, Spring 2011 Feature, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2010
● Gentrified, BAG, 168 7th St., Brooklyn NY 11215
● Fifth Annual ATC Exhibition, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC, Canada
● What is the Where?, Recession Art, Invisible Dog Gallery, 51 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY
● Private I, Skylight Gallery, 538 W 29th St, New York, NY
● Slideluck Potshow XV, New York Photo Festival, Brooklyn, NY
● Small Works Exhibit, Rogue Art, 526 26th Street, New York, NY
● Carpark Magazine #3, London, UK, 2011
● Bolo 2, Bolo Magazine, London, UK 2011
● Over/Under Magazine, OBSTRUCTION, Issue #2, 2011
● "Relations", F-Stop Magazine, Issue #48, 2011
● “WE ARE DISPOSABLE YEAH”, Disposable Perspectives & YEAH Mag, UK, 2010
● Cover and feature photos, Overlook Magazine, Brooklyn, NY, 2010
● "all that trash goes somewhere", NY Art Book Fair - Printed Matter, Journal of Aesthetics & Protest, MoMA PS1, Queens, NY, 2010

Recent Press

"Ian Addison Hall’s photographic collages, on the other hand, create a haunting dream world. Hall has arranged 35mm cut-outs against drab beige backgrounds, nailing the essence of each location in a minimum of images, like a photographic haiku. There are no walls, only angles and perspective — windows and doorways gaping into nowhere." - Huffington Post

● Huffington Post, Beautiful/Decay, Junk Culture, Make Space, The Flood, Das Monk, Hearty Magazine, Gawker Artists, etc

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