SUNY Broome Professor Hall Groat II, chair of the college’s Art and Design Department, currently has 17 oil paintings on exhibit at the Gallery @ SUNY Broome this month.
The featured pieces stem from different bodies of work dating back to 1998. Several of the metaphorical still lifes, including “Blood Money,” “Dirty Money,” “Thief of the Past and Future” and “INSATIABLE,” have been involved in numerous exhibitions over the past 15 years, including the Southern Tier Biennial, Made in NY at Schweinfurth Art Center, the Corridor Gallery in Brooklyn, the Buffalo Arts Studio and the Coastline Art Gallery in Newport Beach, CA.
The Gallery @ SUNY Broome is located on the first floor of SUNY Broome’s library.
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 the Savannah College of Art and Design. He also attended summer sessions at Chautauqua School of Art in Chautauqua, NY, and Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.
Groat had one-person exhibitions at the 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, Joe Namath Myriad Restaurant Group, Clear Channel Communications, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AT&T, 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.