Doug Hall

Professor Emeritus
New Genres

Doug Hall is an internationally known artist who has worked in a wide range of media, including video and large format photography, for over 40 years. He was a distinguished member of the New Genres faculty from 1980 until his retirement in 2008. In the 1970s he became prominent for his collaborative work with the media art collective, T. R. Uthco, which, among many other works, created the video and installation, The Eternal Frame (1976, in collaboration with Ant Farm), a reenactment of the Kennedy assassination, filmed in Dealey Plaza, Dallas. Following the dissolution of the collective in 1978, Hall has continued to work, producing a significant body of work in media installation and photography.

Selected Exhibitions: 


  • Reste der Mache, Galerie der Kunststiftung Poll, Berlin, 2010
  • In Retrospect, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, 2009
  • Some Places, Numark Gallery, Washington, DC, 2006
  • Doug Hall, Feigen Contemporary, New York, 2005
  • Doug Hall’s GDR Project Revisited, Galerie Kapinos, Berlin, 2004
  • In Finite Spaces, Sophie Newcomb Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, 2003
  • Doug Hall, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain, 2003
  • Doug Hall, 20.21 Galerie Edition Kunsthandel, Essen Germany, 2001


  • State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, Orange County Museum of Art, California, 2011
  • The More Things Change, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2010-2011
  • Changing Channels, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria, 2010
  • Kunst Zwischen Spurensuche und Utopie (Art Between Traces of the Past and Utopian Futures), Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, 2009
  • California Video, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2008
  • Cross-Border, Kunstmuseum, Stuttgart, 2007
  • Iconos Metropoltanos; Vanessa Beecroft, Nancy Davenport, Lucinda Devlin, Doug Hall, Shirin Neshat, PROA Fundacion, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2002
  • XXV Bienal de São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2002
  • WestWorld, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, 2001

Selected Publications: 

  • Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-2000. Eds. Steve Anker, Kathy Geritz, and Steve Seid. University of California Press, 2010.
  • Grundberg, Andy. Modern Photographs: The Machine, The Body, and the City ­– Selections from the Charles Cowles Photography Collection. Miami Art Museum, 2007.
  • Berkson, Bill. “Invocation of the Surge Protector.” The Sweet Singer of Modernism & 6ther Writings 1985-2003. Qua Books, 2003.
  • Doug Hall: In Finite Spaces. Exhibition catalog. Newcomb Gallery, Tulane University, 2003.
  • Hall, Doug and Fifer, Sally Jo, editors and introduction. Illuminating Video: An Essential Guide to Video Art. Aperture Books, 1991.


  • BA, Anthropology, Harvard College, 1966
  • MFA, Sculpture, Rinehart School of Sculpture of The Maryland Institute College of Art, 1969