Born in Allentown, PA, Louise Hall earned an Associate’s Degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Graphic Design from La Roche University, Pittsburgh, PA. Having spent time in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California, Virginia, and Florida, she presently resides in California in the rural town of Hanford with her husband.
During her career in industry, Louise worked with advertising agencies and corporate business graphics firms in Pittsburgh, PA; Springfield, NJ; New York, NY; and Upland, CA. After leaving the corporate world, she engaged in freelance work and has since transitioned her focus to textile art and surface design.
Working with fabric and fiber, Louise found textile art and surface design to be a particularly malleable medium in which to express herself. She was challenged by this unconventional medium as she integrated the use of cloth, thread, stitches, and embellishments, including unconventional materials and metals, to create a unique visual work of art.
Although commercially printed and dyed textiles are a valuable source for Louise's designs, she recognized that creating her own cloth was rich with possibilities for magnifying her voice in her art. Excited with these possibilities, she attended dyeing and printing workshops with renown textile artists Kerr Grawboski and Ana Lisa Hedstrom. These workshops proved invaluable as the techniques learned opened a new world of expression for Louise. She pushed her creativity further as she overcame the complex challenges inherent with these processes — textile substrate selection and preparation, dye and pigment chemistry, and the delicate balance of reproducing a painting/dyeing technique.
The artist's work has sold, and has been published in show catalogs, journals and textile art magazines. Louise had her first foray into the gallery world at ilume Gallerie in Dallas, Texas.
Louise strives to create unique pieces of textile art, while refining her surface design skills as she enhances her vision of the textile art.