Cassandra Jennings Hall
Cassandra Jennings Hall, born 1947 in Orangeburg, SC, is an abstract artist and collage artist. She studied with Michel Dillon, Jerry Samuels, Tsuigo Hattori, Dale Meyers, Lucia A. Salemme, Jack Henderson. Jennings Hall studied at the Art Students League, Fashion Institute of Technology, Meyer School of Fashion Design, and the Art Center of New Jersey.
Jennings Hall's current body of work, Eephus, is based on works on paper that she created many years ago during a painting block. These works on paper have accumulated over the years. In the past, she recycled those paintings on paper into collages by cutting them into two inch squares. She reused them to create a new composition as a collage. Currently she is renewing the collage as the Eephus paintings. This current body of work allows the artist to recycle, reuse, and therefore renew her work.
A diagnosis of cancer made her appreciate the impermanence of life and come to treasure every day. Her resolve and commitment to her art strengthened and changed the course of her work. Initially, she worked in a hard edge geometric style but became dissatisfied with the constriction of the linear form. After meeting Tsugio Hattori, who became her teacher and mentor until his death in 1998, her work was transformed. Her art reflected both African and Asian influences in color and style.
Jennings Hall has exhibited her work in museums, galleries, universities and corporations as well as in private and corporate art collection in the New York metropolitan area. Jennings Hall continues to live and work in New Jersey.