For 27.5 years, Scott F. Hall taught 23 different undergraduate and graduate level art and design courses in 248 sections as adjunct, assistant, associate, and full professor in Sunnyvale, California, in Alfred, New York, and in the School of Visual Arts and Design at the University of Central Florida (UCF). On 9 February 2023, President Cartwright awarded him the title Professor Emeritus, so Hall remains a researcher affiliated with UCF for life, for example: the 5000-word peer reviewed journal article Mythologies of Communication in the Art of Mark Kostabi, co-authored by Eleni H. Manolaraki and Scott F. Hall, was accepted for publication in HERA’s Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities (University of Texas at El Paso). Hall also continues to produce creative work in luthiery, music, sound, sculpture, video, still images, and more.
Hall’s solo and collaborative video art has been exhibited worldwide in festivals, events, and on TV. His sound and music, recorded since the mid-1980s and featured in numerous exhibitions, events, and radio broadcasts, is available on dozens of digital albums and one vinyl record. Hall’s sculpture, sound, video, and still images have been cited in several books and added to institutional collections such as those of the Kentucky School for the Deaf, Cogswell Polytechnical College, SUNY Alfred State College, Lock Haven University, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Naples, Italy, and the Rubell Museum.
Hall handcrafts unique, minimalist musical instruments--as a solo luthier, he primarily creates strings and horns in wood. More than 150 of Hall’s instruments are owned by musicians ranging from symphonic professionals to collectors in the US, Canada, Argentina, UK, and EU. As novel examples of ergonomic and functional design, seven of his instruments were included in FEEDback, a curated group show in the Italian Pavilion of The Venice Architecture Biennale. One of Hall’s horns was presented at The Spanish Tuba and Euphonium Congress, Conservatorio Superior De Musica, Malaga, Spain.
The 3-D printed instruments in particular, made in collaboration with Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg of MONAD Studio, were featured worldwide in many more books, in popular media articles, on TV, in galleries, and other venues. Their instruments have been played in live national and international presentations and concerts, often with Hall himself performing. Their collaborative 3-D printed guitar and bass were curated into an installation featured in The International Architecture Biennial of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Their F1 Bichord sonic sculpture was exhibited for two weeks at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach, official hotel partner of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. Seven of their sonic sculptures were played during Miami Art Week in Miami Symphony’s Seven Decades and Beyond concert and were exhibited at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach, official hotel partner of Miami Beach Art|Basel.
Hall studied at the University of Hawaii, University of Florida (AA in liberal arts and sciences, BFA in sculpture, magna cum laude), and Washington University in St. Louis (MFA in sculpture). His honors include induction into the Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society, grant funding for postgraduate sculpture study in Scotland, exhibition best-of-show and purchase awards, an 11 year-long annually renewed funding award for research and creative work (UCF RIA), and two honorary doctorates granted due to nomination by students.
Prior to professing, Hall was employed as a professional musician, assistant preparator for three art museums, co-fabricator of scenic sculptures for Orlando, Los Angeles, and Paris theme parks, and freelance 3-D computer graphic animator.