Karl E. Hall

Karl E. Hall

KARL E. HALL (b. 1952)

Born in Houston; resides in Houston


Painted: Sea Rim SP and Village Creek SP



MA Humanities, University of Houston, Clear Lake, 1979. Studied painting and printmaking with Professor Sandria Hu.

BA Education, Texas Southern University, Houston, 1976. Studied under Dr. John T. Biggers.


Career Highlights

Published in: 

Roots for Life by Roy L. Ford, illustrated by Karl E. Hall (Ford, 2017) cover and all illustrations.

Art in Action by Guy Hubbard, (San Diego, California: Coronado Publishing, 1987) page 30.

Black Art in Houston: The Texas Southern University Experience by John Biggers and Carroll Simms with John Edward Weems (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1978) pages 35, 100.

7th Annual Citywide African American Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2003

Watercolor Art Society of Houston Exhibition, 1988 (award)

Art Teacher, North Forest ISD, 1978; Galena Park ISD, 2001–2011 (retired)


Selected Exhibitions

Texas Aesthetic XIII: Thirty Contemporary Artists Redefining Texas, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, 2019

Up Close and Personal: Portraits from the Reaves Collection of Texas Art, The Grace Museum, Abilene, 2019 (catalog, image p. 30)

Protégés: The Legacy of Dr. John T. Biggers as Viewed through the Art Works of Thirteen Students, William Reaves/Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston, 2018 (online catalog)

19th Citywide African American Artists Exhibition, curated by Dr. Sarah A. Trotty, The University Museum, Texas Southern University, Houston, 2015

Circle of Six: Selected Work by TSU Alumni, The University Museum, Texas Southern University, Houston, 2014

Imprints: Texas Printmakers and the Cultural Diversity of Texas, traveled to Firehouse Gallery, Del Rio (1996) and Local Color Art Gallery, College Station (1995)

Houston Area Exhibition, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, 1995

My Mark: A 2-person Show, Local Color Art Gallery, College Station, 1994

Houston’s African American Artists: Forerunners and Newcomers, Art Gallery, Lamar University, Beaumont, 1991

8th Annual Atlanta Life National Art Competition and Exhibition, Atlanta, Georgia, 1988

Art League of Houston, 1980 (award)

Clear Creek Art League, Houston, 1980 (award)


Selected Public Collections

Texas Southern University, Houston


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