Hall Groat II Biography and Artist Statement

Hall Groat II Biography, Contemporary Painter, American

Painter Hall Groat II, professor and chair of Art and Design at SUNY  Broome Community College, teaches foundation courses in painting, drawing, color theory, and computer graphics. Groat earned a master of fine arts degree in painting and drawing from City University of New York at Brooklyn, a bachelor of arts in art history, minoring in studio art at Binghamton University, and attended graduate and certificate programs at Buffalo State College, Syracuse University, and Savannah College of Art and Design. He also attended summer sessions at Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, NY, and Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vt.

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Groat has had one-person exhibitions at Everson Museum of Art, Roberson Museum of Art, Finger Lakes Community College, Cazenovia College, Jasper Rand Art Museum, Lemoyne College, Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, and Washington and Jefferson College, and has participated in dozens of group shows throughout the United States.

In 2004 Groat was included in the Roberson Museum Center’s exhibition, “The Cosmos and Chaos: a Cultural Paradox,” with artists Lucian Freud, Eric Fischl, Jerome Witkin and several other contemporary artists.  His work is included in private and public collections internationally, including Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones, Clear Channel Communications, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cellular One, House and Garden, LTD., 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.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF EXHIBITION ESSAYS & REVIEWS

2016 

Press and Sun Bulletin
Painter embraces clash between classical and modern
By Benjamin C. Klein, Correspondent

Press and Sun Bulletin
Movers: Business success in the Southern Tier

2014

Visual Language: Contemporary Fine Art Magazine
Culinary Art Immortalized:  From table to wall with Hall Groat
By Francine Butler, freelance writer

The Reporter
Published by the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton
Artist and Professor Hall Groat II Sells Art at Benefit
by Linda Salomons

Artist Gallery Lecture
Hall Groat II, Beard Gallery, State University of New York at Cortland
LINK TO LECTURE

2013
Visual Language: Contemporary Fine Art Magazine
Laurie Pace, Editor in Chief, VL Magazine, interviews New York Artist Hall Groat II
LINK TO INTERVIEW
LINK TO PUBLICATION

2012 
Water World: Bound Brook gallery Presents “Sea Life”
Central Jersey edition of Courier News,
Bound Brook, NJ, July 22, 2012
By Ralph J. Bellantoni, Staff Writer
DOWNLOAD ARTICLE

2011
Baseball show at Lancaster Museum of Art tags all the bases
Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster New Era,Jun 16, 2011
By Jane Holahan,Staff Writer
LINK TO ARTICLE

2010
“When Life is Still” A Survey of Contemporary Still life Paintings in the Northeast,
Brian Keeler, Curator, Blue Heron Gallery, Wyalusing, PA
Exhibition Catalogue Essay

2009
Sweets and Greed Send Message at Art Exhibit,
Press & Sun-Bulletin, March 2009

2008
Illumination – Fire, Light and Heat In Contemporary Art of the Northeast 2008,
Brian Keeler, Curator, Blue Heron Gallery, Wyalusing, PA
Exhibition Catalogue Essay

Global Gallery – Painters worldwide promote sustainability through online art, Kaitlyn Kurosky, Press & Sun Bulletin Newspaper

2006
It’s About Time, Gerard Haggerty, Writer & Critic for Artnews, NY, NY,
Exhibition Catalogue Essay (ISBN: 0-937318-30-2)
CLICK TO READ: It’s About Time

Contiguous Forms, Dr. Ib Benoh, Independent Curator, Washington, D.C.,
Exhibition Catalogue Essay (ISBN: 0-937318-30-2)
CLICK TO READ: Contiguous Forms

Everyday Life—Genre Art Northeast, Brian Keeler, Director, Blue Heron Gallery, Wyalusing, NY

Faculty Exhibition, Joe Hildreth, Curator of the SUNY Art Exhibition Series,
Exhibition Catalogue Essay

Diverse Trio of Artists Offers Arresting Images at Roberson,
Review, Sarah D’Esti Miller Press & Sun-Bulletin, April 7, 2006

2004
Americas 2000: All Media Competition, Minot State University, Catherine Walker, Director
Exhibition Catalogue Essay

Cosmos & Chaos’ Packs an Artist Wallop, Press & Sun-Bulletin, Sarah D’esti Miller
Roberson Museum Art Exhibit, WBNG Channel 12

The Duality of Chaos, Roberson Museum and Science Center,
Nancy E. Green, Senior Curator of Prints,Drawings, and Photographs,
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University (ISBN: 0-937318-26-4)
CLICK TO READ: The Duality of Chaos

Which Came First: The Cosmos or The Chaos,
Albert Boime, Art Historian, University of California at Los Angeles
(ISBN: 0-937318-26-4)
CLICK TO READ: Which Came First: The Cosmos or The Chaos

2003
BCC Faculty Offers Diverse Collection, Review, Sarah D’Esti Miller
Press & Sun-Bulletin, February 13, 2003
Art With An Impact, Review, Carla Kucinski, Press & Sun-Bulletin, April 13, 2003

2002
Avenue Art Gallery Show Focuses on Themes of Spirituality, Review,
Sarah D’Esti Miller Press & Sun-Bulletin, July 11, 2002

2000 
Still Lives, Keeping It Real: Old Techniques Get A Modern Revival, Review
Washington Post, December

1999
Art Supplies: The Central New York Art Guide, Syracuse New Times, July
Central New York Art Guide, Cable Access, Magazine 13, Interviewer, Ron Curtis

1998
Common Media, Polar Approach, STARS, Syracuse Herald American,
August 1998, Sherry Chayat, art critic

Slices of Still-Life, Syracuse New Times, August 1998, Carl Mellor, reviewer

1995Two For One, A Father and Son and Their Rugged Landscapes,
Buffalo News, April 26

International Biographies, Cambridge, England

1994
Summer of 1993, 72″x48″, Everson Museum of Art, Program cover painting,
The Hill Becomes The Valley: A Survey Of Central New York Landscape Painters

1993
Blizzard of 1993, STARS, Herald-American, Sherry Chayat, art critic

Who’s Who in American Art

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

(partial list)

2014
Gallery at 5 Riverside Towers, Binghamton, NY Painting Perceptions 

2011
New York Art Collection, Endwell, NY Nature Morte

2009
Chenango River Theatre Gallery, Greene, NY, DESSERT!
Atomic Tom’s Gallery, Binghamton, NY, INSATIABLE

2008
New York Art Collection, Endwell, NY, Sustainability

2006
Roberson Museum and Science Center, Contiguous Forms
12 page full-color catalog available

2005
Boulevard Gallery, Newport, RI, Recent Work
Vanderbilt Gallery, Naples, FL, Recent Work

2003
Austin Harvard Gallery, Pittsford, NY
Finger Lakes Community College, Redefining Painting: Tradition & New Technology

1997
Adirondack Lakes Center For The Arts, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Cazenovia College, Chapman Art Center

1996
Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk, NY

1994
Jasper Rand Art Museum, Westfield, MA
Lemoyne College, Wilson Art Gallery, Dewitt, NY
Cazenovia College, Chapman Art Center, Blizzard of 1993

1993
Simon’s Rock College of Bard, Doreen Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

1993
Washington and Jefferson College, Olin Fine Arts Center, Washington, PA,
Two Generations of Painting

1992
Westbeth Art Center, NY, NY, Graduate Thesis Exhibition
Tyringham Art Gallery, Tyringham, MA

1980
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

(partial list)

2016

83rd Annual Cooperstown National Exhibition
Cooperstown Art Association
Cooperstown, NY
Juried by Peter Russom, Professor of Art at Plattsburgh State University

2015

2015 Southern Tier Biennial
Jamestown Community College Center Gallery
John Massier is the Visual Arts Curator at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, NY.
Bleu Cease,  currently serves as the Executive Director/Curator of Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) in Rochester, NY
2015 Southern Tier Biennial

Corridor Gallery, 334 Grand Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation
Hot Sauce and Brown Liquor
January 18th- March 1st, 2015
Curated by Oshun Layne and Charlotte Mouquin
Vid Taylor, Luiza Cardenuto, Kira Nam Greene, Robin Antar, Hall Groat II, May DeViney, Naturel, and David Cahill.

2014
Coastline Art Gallery, Newport Beach, CA
Title: FARM| 2 fork
A show about food
Reception: Friday, October 24, 2014 @ 5 – 8PM
Dates: October 24 – November 22, 2014
Marshall Astor, Dave Mau, John Gilhooley, Larry Caveney
Ellen Hoverkamp and Hall Groat II.

Well Worth the Struggle
Beard Gallery, State University of New York at Cortland
Recent Work by Hall Groat Sr. and Hall Groat II

2013 Southern Tier Biennial
Jamestown Community College Center Gallery
Kate Koperski is Director of the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
John Vanco is Director and Curator of the Erie Art Museum
2013 Southern Tier Biennial

2012
ART AT THE X 2012
Xavier University Art Gallery
Xavier University
Juried by Bill Seitz,Gallery Director,
Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center,Covington,Kentucky

Sea Life
Hamilton Street Gallery
Bound Brook, NJ
Curated by Brian McCormack and Joan Sonnenfeld
Gallery Directors

Flora and Fauna: Narrative through Iconography
Lockhart Gallery
SUNY Geneseo
Curated by Cynthia Hawkins
Director of Galleries
LLB Galleries
Flora and Fauna

2011
EVOLUTION: REVOLUTION – 20th Anniversary Exhibition
Buffalo Arts Studio

Buffalo Arts Studio, Tri-main Center
Buffalo, NY
Curated by Joanna Angie,Director
full-color catalog available
Catalogue: EVOLUTION: REVOLUTION

Play Ball
Lancaster Museum of Art
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Curated by Stanley Grand, PHD.,
Executive Director
Lancaster Museum of Art

The Will’s Creek Survey 2011
Saville Gallery
Cumberland, Maryland
Linda Benedict-Jones,
Curator of Photography
Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Will’s Creek Survey 2011

2011 Roberson Regional Art Exhibition
Roberson Museum and Science Center
Binghamton, NY
Juried by Jame Mullen,
Professor of Art and Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts,
Emeritus at State University of New York at Oneonta.

Third Annual PINNACLE National Juried Art Competition
Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery, Florida A&M University
Tallahassee, FL
Juried by Chucha Barber,
Chief Executive Officer of the MaryBrogan Museum of Art and Science
Exhibition Catalogue Cover – Cover Image:SHRINE
Curatorial Statement – Inside Cover Image: Butterfly with Melting Ice
Artist Statement – Inside Cover
Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery

America’s 2000: All Media
Hartnett Hall Gallery,
Minot State University
Minot, ND
Juried by Douglas Kinsey
Hartnett Hall Gallery

7th Annual National Drawing, Painting and Printmaking Competition
Palm Beach State College Department of Visual Art
Palm Beach, FL
Juried by Wendy M. Blazier,
Senior Curator at the Boca Raton Museum of Art.
Palm Beach State College Department of Visual Art

Chowan University National Exhibition 2011
Chowan University Department of Visual Art
Murfreesboro, NC
Juried by Maxine Payne
Chowan University National Exhibition 2011

Made In New York 2011
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center
Auburn, NY,
Juired by Kenise Barnes and Kim Waale
Made In New York 2011

2010
Betwixt & Between: Contemporary Still life

Cazenvovia College, Art Gallery in Reisman Hall

Hall Groat II, painter
Jen Gandee, ceramic artist;
Grant Johnston, painter; and
Robert D. Loring, ceramic arist
Cazenovia, NY
Curated by Jen Pepper, Art Gallery Director,
Associate Professor Studio Art, Division of Art & Design

Broome Community College Faculty Art Exhibition
Broome County Arts Council
Binghamton, NY
Curated by John Brunelli and Art 210-Exhibition Planning Course Students

Recent Work: Professor Zeggert and Groat
Phelp’s Mansion Museum
Binghamton, NY

75th Annual Cooperstown National Exhibition
Cooperstown Art Association
Cooperstown, NY
Juried by Carrie Haddad and Melissa Stafford

23rd Annual Northern National Art Competition
Nicolet College Art Gallery
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Juried by Larry McNeil

Tallahassee International
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts
Tallahassee, Florida
Curated by Carrie Ann Baade, Instructor of Drawing & Painting,
Meg Mitchell, Instructor of 2D/3D Design and Fabrication, Digital Foundations,
Video, and Performance Art, and
Owen Mundy, Instructor of Design,
Video and Digital Media
full-color catalog available
Tallahassee International
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Gateway to Imagination
Farmington Museum
Farmington, New Mexico
Curated by Caroline Brooks

Made In New York 2010
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center
Auburn, NY,
Joan Lyons and John von Bergen

2009-2010

When Life Is Still: A Survey of Contemporary Still life Painting in the Northeast,
Blue Heron Gallery, Wyalusing, NY,
Curated by Brian Keeler
full-color catalog available

In the light of Italy: Our Greco-Roman Heritage, Laura Craig Gallery, Scranton, PA
full-color catalog available

PAUSE Contemporary Still-Life,
Curated by Jason Franz
Manifest Creative Research Gallery
and Drawing Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
full-color catalog available
PAUSE
Contemporary Still-Life

2009
Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville 23rd Annual National Juried Exhibition,
juried by Annette Cone-Skelton, President/CEO for The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

LAYERS, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA
Curated by Anne Cook, Art Program Manager, Capital One

In the light of Italy: Our Greco-Roman Heritage, Blue Heron Gallery,
Wyalusing, NY,
Curated by Brian Keeler
full-color catalog available

74th Annual Cooperstown National Exhibition, Cooperstown, NY

4th Annual Majestic Juried Competition 2009, Nelsonville, OH
Curated by Catherine Evans, Chief Curator of Columbus Museum of Art

Regional Exhibition, Roberson Museum and Science Center

2009 Southern Tier Biennial: A Regional Survey of Contemporary Art,
Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY
Curated by Holly E. Hughes, Associate Curator, Albright-Knox Art Gallery and
Leonard Urso Mowris Mulligan, Endowed Chair, School for American Crafts,
Rochester Institute of Technology
24 page full-color catalog available
2009 Southern Tier Biennial: A Regional Survey of Contemporary Art

2008
Tribute to Earth– www.dailypainters.com, curator, Micah Condon
140 artists from 10 countires — Canada, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, United Kingdom and United States

Illumination – Fire, Light and Heat In Contemporary Art of the Northeast Blue Heron Gallery, Wyalusing, PA

2008 Regional Exhibition Roberson Museum and Science Center

2006
Introductions, Corning Community College, Atrium Gallery, David Higgins, Curator

Everyday Life Genre Art Northeast, Blue Heron Gallery, Wyalusing, NY
full-color catalog available

Everyday Life—Genre Art Northeast, Laura Craig Gallery, Scranton, PA
full-color catalog available

Faculty Exhibition, Plaza Gallery at State University of New York, Albany, NY
full-color catalog available

Faculty Exhibition, Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott, NY, curated by Dr. Marcia Blackburn

2005
Images of Winter—Our Landscapes, Our Towns
Nine Painters from Northeastern Pennsylvania and Southern Central New York,

curated by Brian Keeler.
full-color catalog available

Art Educators Reshaping the Thinking of Our Community
Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott, NY, curated by Chip Kinney and Keith Rosco

2004
Roberson Museum, Binghamton, NY, Cosmos & Chaos: A Cultural Paradox
36 page full-color catalog available

Arnot Museum: 70th Regional Exhibition
Jurors: Rachael Sadinsky, Former Curator of Collections and Exhibitions
at the University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY
Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, Director of Curatorial Affairs,
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
John D. O’Hern, Executive Director and Curator,
Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY

Americas 2000: All Media Competition, Minot State University

Foxhall Gallery, Still Life Exhibition, Washington, DC

George Waters Gallery, Elmira College, Random Selections III

2003
Avenue Art Gallery, Broome Community College Faculty Exhibition

Avenue Art Gallery, Issues of Our Time

Binghamton University Gallery, Binghamton, NY

George Waters Gallery, Elmira College, Random Selections II

2002
George Waters Gallery, Elmira College, Red, White, Black & Blue

Foxhall Gallery, Small Works Exhibition, Washington, DC.

Avenue Art Gallery, American Painters: Abstract Expressionism To Realism,

Westend Gallery, Corning, NY

2001
Foxhall Gallery, Anniversary Showcase, Washington, DC

2000
Foxhall Gallery, The Contemporary Still life, Washington, DC

Renee Fotouhi Gallery, NY, NY

2000
Austin Harvard Gallery, Pittsford, NY

1998
Artifice Art Gallery, Syracuse, NY


1997

Austin Harvard Gallery, Pittsord, NY

1996
Austin Harvard Gallery, Pittsford, NY

Art Dialogue, Buffalo, NY

1994
Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, NY


1994

Everson Museum Of Art, The Hill Becomes The Valley: A Survey Of Central New York Landscape Painters

Arnot Art Museum, 61st Annual Regional Art Exhibition, Elmira, NY

Upton Gallery, Buffalo State College

Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo, NY

Art Dialogue, Annual Regional Exhibition, Buffalo, NY

Greater Buffalo Partnership, Buffalo, NY

1993
John H. Mulroy Civic Center, Syracuse, NY, Visual Arts Showcase, #5,
People’s Verdict

Bowery National, NY, NY

25th Washington and Jefferson National Painting Show, Olin Fine Arts Center

Aesthetics National Exhibition, Friendship Hall Gallery, McPherson College,
McPherson, KN

State of the Art 1993, New England Fine Arts Institute National Invitational
Exhibition of Art

Mentalpause #1, Invitational National Exhibition, ARTEL, Antiquart Gallery, Omaha, NE

Mentalpause #2, Invitational National Exhibition, North Platte Cooperative Gall., North Platte, NE

1990
Tioga County Council On The Arts, Art Space Gallery, Owego, NY

1989
Cazenovia College, Chapman Art Center, Historic Images

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS & AWARDS

2016
Most Humorous Painting 
81st Cooperstown National  2016

2013
Honorable Mention Award
Southern Tier Biennial 2013

2011
Marion and Kim Leonard Award for Oil Painting
The Will’s Creek Survey 2011

Third Prize
Chowan University National Exhibition 2011

2010
Margaret Bevier Wright Memorial Award for Oil Painting
Cooperstown 75th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition

Honorable Mention Gateway to Imagination
Farmington Museum, Farmington, New Mexico
Curated by Caroline Brooks

2009
Margaret Bevier Wright Memorial Award for Oil Painting
Cooperstown 74th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition

SUNY Chancellor’s Award, Teaching Excellence
State University of New York

Merit Award Roberson Museum 2009 Regional Exhibition

2008
Third Prize, Money Award Roberson Museum 2008 Regional Exhibition

1999
First Prize, Central New York Annual Art Competition

1997
First Prize, Central New York Annual Art Competition

1994
Third Prize, Annual Art Exhibition, Art Dialogue, Buffalo, NY

1993
National Endowment For The Arts, Lecture and Exhibition Grant, Washington and Jefferson College,
Washington, PA

1992
Charles G. Shaw Memorial Award, Brooklyn College

Desse P. Tichenor Scholarship, Chautauqua School of Art

1991
Critic’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center

1990
Malcolm Curtis Propes Fellowship, Savannah College of Art and Design

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

(partial list)
Ms. Donna Allen, Raleigh, NC
Ms. Donna Allen, Tuscaloosa, AL
Ms. Madeleine Andren, Norrköping, Sweden
The Barbarian Group, New York, NY
Ms. Linda Barbour, Park City, UT
Ms. Abby Gentry Benson, Scottsboro, AL
Ms. Donna Bosco, Pascagoula, MS
Mr. Robert Bender, Jr., Cave Springs, AR
Big Island Upholstery, Kailua Kona, HI
Ms. Bonnie Blair, Boulder City, NV
Mr. Robert Bastian, Havre de Grace, MD
Ms. Susan Brownlow, Surrey, United Kingdom
Ms. Margaret Bryant, Huntsville, AL
Mr. and Mrs. Buy, Las Vegas, NV
Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
Bristol-Myers Squibb, Syracuse, NY
Ms. June Carraway, Charlotte, NC
Ms. Pamela A Claunch, Oklahoma City, OK
Ms. Julie Hewitt-Clarke, Powell River BC, Canada
Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY
Ms. Jane Colacecchi, Des Moines, IA
Mr. Michael Cole, Stanfordville, NY
Ms. Melissa Counsellor, Wilmington, DE
Buffalo State College, NY
Cellular One, NY
Clear Channel Communications, Seattle, Washington
Mr. and Mrs. Carruthers, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Mr. and Mrs. Craig, Renfrewshire, United Kingdom
Mr. and Mrs. Crowson, Bradenton, FL
Ms. Debbie Denstorff, Baton Rouge, LA
Mr. and Mrs. DeRoberts, DeWitt, NY
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones
Ms. Judy Emmings, Excelsior, MN
Mr. Mark R. Faria, Albuquerque, NM
Mr. and Mrs. Fish, Woodland Hills, CA
Ms. Heidi Gerber, San Francisco, CA
Mr. Edward Ginley, Huntingdon Valley, PA
Mr. and Mrs. Gohl, North Middlesex, VT
Mr. Anthony Green, Staffordshire , NY
Ms. Ann Grimes, Indianapolis, IN
Mr. and Mrs. Guiffreda, Stamford, CT
Ms. Patricia Harris, Ragley, LA
Mr. Donald Hart, Stockton, NJ
Mr. and Mrs. Higbee,Costa Mesa, CA
Mr. Joseph F. Henderson, Minneapolis, MN
Ms. Christine Hinton, Melbourne, Australia
Ms. Susan Hinton, Victoria, Australia
Ms. Diane Hudson, Stuttgart, AR
Ms. Clarice Hudnall, Natchez, MS
Ms. Laura Jennings, Rockville, MD
Ms. deborah johnson, Eugene, OR
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, Burnsville, MN
Mr. Scott Joiner, Port Charlotte, FL
Ms. Christina Kalman, San Francisco, CA
Ms. Susan K Kent, Department of History,
Mr. and Mrs. Kendray, Northern Territory, Australia
Mr. and Mrs. Keller, Newburyport, MA
Mr. Sven Kirby, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mr. Wallace Krapf, Macedon, NY
Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
Grauer Preparatory School, CA
Mr. Ali Hammoud, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Mr. and Mrs. Lyon, Essex, CT
Ms. Lee Ann Maddux, Gallatin, TN
Mr. Thomas Meehan, Bronxville, NY
Ms. Charlotte R McDavid, Birmingham, AL
Mr. and Mrs. Murphy, Darien, CT
Susan Renaccio, Cambridge, MA
Mr. Michael Ronis, owner of Carmine’s and Virgil’s Restaurant, NYC
Miller Brewing Company, Fulton, NY
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY
Ms. Priscilla Nelson, West Orange, NJ
Norstar Bank, Syracuse, NY
Ms. Laurinda Lin, Houston, TX
Mr. Peter Lundberg, Madison, WI
Ms. Karen Mitera, Omaha, NE
Ms. Louise Miller, Timonium, MD
Roberson Museum and Science Center, Binghamton, NY
Ms. Gabrielle Najera, San Jose, CA
Mr. Peter Odorico, Copenhagen Denmark
Ms. Clarence Padilla, Des Moines, IA
Mr. Brad Parker, Dallas, TX
Ms. Clarence Padilla, Des Moines, IA
Mr. Paolo Paravagna, Genova, Italy
Mr. Howard Powers, Edgartown, MA
Ms. Susan Rieger, New York, NY
Ms. Bernadette Rivet, Bains Centre, France
Mr. Stephen T. Sabo, Trumbull, CT
Ms. Jeanie Schlump, Laramie, WY
Ms. Joanne Smith, Toronto, Canada
Ms. Christine Stewart, Irvine, CA
Ms. Tina Snook, Williamsport, MD
Mr. James Sylvia, Acushnet, MA
Sheraton Hotel Corporation, Corporate Headquarters
Security Mutual Life Insurance Company, Binghamton, NY
Ms. Sally Vangeison, Park City, UT
Ms. Raya Toker, Rego Park, NY
Mr. Dimitris Triantafillou, Athens,Greece
Ms. Vivienne St Clair, Co. Kerry, Ireland
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Mr. and Mrs. Wilder, Stanton, CA
Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA
Mr. and Mrs. Wallman, Kista Sweden
Ms. Lindsay Webster, Spartanburg, SC
Mr. Marc Wessels, St Louis, MO
Ms. Debbie Wilson, Kerrville, TX
Mr. Zachery Wright, Lake in the Hills, IL
Ms. Janet Wood, La Mesa, CA
Ms. Gwendolyn Workman, North Haven, CT
Ms. Elizabeth P. Worley, San Antonio, TX
Ms. Catherine Ziehl, Newton, MA

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

New York Art Collection
Dailypainters.com

JUROR

2009 Art in the Orchard: A Juried Regional Exhibition by Art Educators,
Binghamton, NY

2008
Broome County Scholastic Art Competition,
Cooperative Art Gallery, Binghamton, NY

2002 National Small Works Painting Exhibition, Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott, NY

1997 Waterfront Art Festival, Pittsford, NY

1996 Carnegie Art Center National Art Competition, Tonawanda, NY

LECTURES

2009Atomic Tom’s Gallery, Binghamton, NY, INSATIABLE

2006 Roberson Museum, Contiguous Forms

2004 Roberson Museum, Finding Meaning In Art


2003
Elmira College, Visiting Artist Series, Critiqued work of 20 painting students

Finger Lakes Community College, Gallery Talk in conjunction with solo exhibition

Avenue Art Gallery, Broome Community College Faculty Art Exhibition

2002 Avenue Art Gallery, American Painters: Abstract Expressionism To Realism


Avenue Art Gallery, Art of Our New Millennium

Avenue Art Gallery, Redefining Art

2001 Broome Community College, The Art of Taking Slides

EDUCATION

Master Of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing
City University of New York at Brooklyn, 1992

Bachelor of Arts, Art History; Minor Studio Art
Binghamton University, 1989

Buffalo State College, 1996, Certification Program: Art Education

Syracuse University, Graduate Studies, Art Education

Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, NY, Summer Session

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, Summer Session

Savannah College of Art and Design, Graduate Studies, Fine Arts

PUBLISHING

New York Art Guide, Publisher and Author, 1998-2001

Millennium Edition Reviews: Monet at Giverny: Masterpieces from the Musee
Marmottan, Albright-Knox- Art Gallery; Degas And New Orleans: French Impressionist in America, New Orleans Museum of Art


Rembrandt By Himself,
National Gallery, London

Interviews included: Syracuse University Professors- Jerome Witkin, Gary Trento, and
Margie Hughto; Museum Curators – Tom Piche’, Everson Museum;
over seventy overseas gallery directors – Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, New Zeland, Soviet Union

CURATING / DIRECTING

2006 Roberson Museum and Science Center, Breaking Boundaries: Ib Benoh, Binghamton, NY,

Ibrahim Benoh

2003 Roberson Museum and Science Center, Binghamton, NY,
Cosmos & Chaos: A Cultural Paradox

Issues of Our Time, Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott, NY

Broome Community College Faculty Art Exh. Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott,NY

2001 National Small Works Painting Exhibition (15 states within USA represented),
Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott, NY

American Painters: Abstract Expressionism To Realism,
Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott, NY (Ib Benoh, Anne Boyer-Cotten,
Anthony Brunelli, Wayne Claypatch, Armondo Dellasanta,
Don DeMauro, Tom Gardner, Hall Groat II,
Brian Keeler, Daniel Mosner,
Nancy Ryan, Orazio Salati, David Shapiro)


Art of Our New Millennium: Drawing, Painting, Installation, and Sculpture,

Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott, NY
(Matthew Cotten, Marc Dennis, Ronald Gonzalez, Hall Groat Sr.,
Robert Hoover, Ariele Moulton-Barrett, Minna Resnick, Jerome Witkin)


Central New York Visual Arts Celebration,
Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott, NY

Redefining Art, Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott, NY (Doug Anderson, Richard Harrington,
Doug Holtgrewe,Chris Johnson, Jim Meehan,Nancy Preston, John Ross, Zach Seeger, Lynne Taetzsch)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2008-present Professor and Department Chairman, Art and Design  Department,
SUNY Broome  College, Binghamton, NY

2004-08 Associate Professor, Fine and Media Arts Department,
Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY

2001-04 Assistant Professor, Fine and Media Arts Department,
Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY

2004-05 Adjunct Instructor of Graduate and Undergraduate Painting
Elmira College, Elmira, NY

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Hall Groat II Artist Statement

Painting has the potential to reveal the extraordinary within the mundane and overlooked.

Through the use of metaphor, I often incorporate various social and political issues through diverse still life forms that are connected with both our consumer-driven culture and natural environment. Quirky associations, involving the machine, brand identity, food, monetary currency and nature, may serve as icons of consumerism, invoke hunger, or question the duality of nature and the machine. I’m drawn to the transformative qualities of these objects. A single object may speak of spiritual stillness and timelessness, or engage the viewer in a very different dialogue when combined with other elements. Painting that merges modern art discoveries with a classical aesthetic, often pushes me toward subjects that blur the boundaries between the familiar and the unconventional.

As a child I explored the world through collage, and was fascinated with how geometric shapes of paper could be assembled into abstract configurations. The compositions were simple at first, however later took on a sense of depth and richness as other materials were added to obscure forms. The collages often ended up looking quite mystical, which may have been a result of countless hours spent out-of-doors, and my fascination with the changes that took place in nature over time and distance. Now as a perceptual painter, I find that my strongest work emerges when elements from these formative years mesh with the present, resulting in art that may pose more questions than provide answers.

New Blood Art Gallery Statement – United Kingdom

While Groat’s classical technique and mannerist palette is quite sumptuous, these still-life metaphors slightly churn the stomach. Oozing with fat and dripping in money, these paintings question our society, and the foundations underpinning it. Is society built on liberty or money? How does liberty sit with consumerism and/or violence?Arabesque compositions, viscous textures, even the inclusion of a particular vintage timepiece must surely pay tribute to Dali. Sharing perhaps a surreal, yet figurative, aesthetic, this work remains distinctly Groat-esque.

 

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