James Hull lives in Boston, Massachusetts and has worked for over 25 years as an artist and museum preparator (Installation Technician) at world-class museums such as the ICA, Boston, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The MFA, Boston, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta and The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem. Additionally, James enjoys teaching and interacting with public audiences during gallery talks, presentations and lectures. He has taught at Georgia State University, Boston University, MassART, RISD, Lesley and Suffolk / NESAD.
As an artist with an MFA degree in Sculpture, background in bronze casting, painting, photography and sculpture, James has exhibited his photography locally and internationally. He has a BFA in Interdisciplinary Studies / Biomedical Illustration. James has exhibited installations, paintings and a range of other media over the years and now works primarily as a documentary photographer looking at the psychology and cultural significance of portraiture and the behind-the-scenes technical wizardry of museum installations.
As an award-winning Curator/Founder of Alternative Gallery Spaces, James has established a decades-long record of critically acclaimed exhibitions in accessible, artist-run spaces in both Atlanta and Boston. International exhibitions and artist-residencies in Como, Italy and Florence, Italy round out the artist-oriented emphasis of public facing venues that present talented artists in an inviting and educational way to very diverse audiences. James was Interim Director of Exhibitions at both BU and sMFA as well as 4 years as Director of Suffolk University Art Gallery.
Founder & B.A.D.A.S.S.
I work with artists to help them get across just what they want to say - in just the way they want to say it.
My talent lies in discovering how each artist works and then understanding how to emphasize their individual vision for a new audience.
I enjoy the creative process of making exhibitions, writing essays and taking photographs that express the concepts that each artist identifies as key to their individual pursuit.
I try to stay out of the way, not to do things as I would want them, but as the artist knows they need to be. My experience working with hundreds of artists makes these interactions as enjoyable as possible - after all, we are not saving lives here...but we are creating history.
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