Nova’s Artist Biography:
Nova Hall is an accomplished artist whose work has been shaped by a unique combination of classical training in black and white photography, mentorship by acclaimed artist Leandro Soto, and experience as a performance artist. Having studied under Jeff Perkins in Sedona, Arizona, Nova honed his skills in both 35mm and large format photography. Under the guidance of Soto, Nova was able to develop his talent as an artist, drawing inspiration from the energy of his hometown of Sedona.
Nova’s background as a performance artist has given him the ability to create art in front of others without fear, using the pressure of performance to channel energy from his surroundings. This talent has allowed him to not only create powerful pieces but also to speak about his art with ease, bringing the stories he has layered into his paintings to life. Nova’s skill as a speaker has been honed through his involvement in Toastmasters International, where he has held leadership roles and delivered numerous speeches.
Nova’s artistic practice is truly a distillation of the talents of his mentor, Leandro Soto. However, Nova’s unique perspective and experiences have allowed him to push the boundaries of his craft and bring something new to the table. His work reflects a deep connection to the natural world and a dedication to using art as a means of self-expression and communication.
Nova Hall is a fine artist based in Arizona. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Science and Art from Arizona State University, where he completed his thesis on Latin American Art and Marketing with Professor Leandro Soto. Nova’s work is a celebration of innovation and the human spirit, inspired by his family’s connection to the history of aviation. His grandfather, Donald Hall, was the sole chief engineer who designed and engineered the Spirit of St. Louis for Charles Lindbergh in 1927. As the only remaining Hall, Nova feels a deep responsibility to preserve his family’s history through his artwork.
Nova’s unique perspective as a descendant of Jewish immigrants who worked in the aviation industry during a tumultuous time in world history gives his artwork a distinctive voice. During his trip to Israel in 2000 with the Birthright organization, Nova connected with his Jewish heritage through the Chabad and Hillel organizations. He was also a winner of the Joan Frazier Memorial Award for Arts while at ASU, which was featured on the cover of the local Jewish community magazine.
Nova’s fine art Flying Over Time collection is a unique fusion of history, art, and photography that has captivated audiences around the country. Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a history buff, or an aviation aficionado, Nova’s work is sure to captivate. His style is influenced by sumi-e ink wash artists, Marc Chagall, Willem de Kooning, Vincent Van Gogh, and especially Robert Rauschenberg. Nova is also a trained public speaker through Toastmasters International and has held leadership roles in the organization. He is a published writer and author, and his artistic practice as a performance artist has allowed him to create art in front of others and bring the stories of his pieces to life.
Nova’s passion for sharing his family’s story and preserving their legacy extends beyond his artwork. In 2010, he wrote and premiered a one-act, one-person play titled “The Man Behind the Spirit,” which explores the life of his grandfather, Donald Hall, who was the chief engineer behind Charles Lindbergh’s historic flight. The play was performed by professional actor James Reid at Arizona State University and was inspired by Spike Lee’s film “Huey P. Newton Story.” Nova’s dedication to his craft earned himself selection as 2010 Student Speaker at ASU West’s Convocation.
Nova’s original paintings and archival re-touched museum prints are available for purchase, and he is currently accepting custom commissions for discerning art connoisseurs. Whether you’re interested in a custom portrait or a vintage aircraft painting, Nova can create a unique piece of art that reflects your interests. Additionally, photography licensing projects are also available, such as the 75th Anniversary Fujitsu project with derivative works.
If you’re interested in purchasing an original painting or print, or discussing a custom commission, please fill out the form below. Nova is also reaching out to local aviation-related organizations and airports in the hopes of finding a benefactor who shares his passion for aviation and history. His artwork would be a valuable addition to any aviation-related collection or display.
Nova is eager to collaborate with organizations that share his commitment to preserving aviation history, storytelling, and promoting the aviation industry. Please contact him through the form below to create a unique piece of history that incorporates or celebrates a particular achievement.