Ann Hamilton (artist)

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Ann Hamilton
Born (1956-06-22) June 22, 1956 (age 58)
Lima, Ohio
Nationality American
Education University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS - BFA in Textile Design; Yale University, New Haven, CT - MFA in Sculpture
Known for Installation, Textiles, Sculpture, Video, Photography, Printmaking
Movement Installation Art
Awards Heinz Award (2008), United States Artists Fellowship (2007), Environmental Design Research Association Place Design Award (2002), American Society of Landscape Architects Design Award (2002), Progressive Architecture Citation Award (1997), NEA Visual Arts Fellowship (1993), MacArthur Fellowship (1993) Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture (1992), and the Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (1989)

Ann Hamilton (born June 22, 1956 in Lima, Ohio) is a visual artist known for large-scale multi-media installations, as well as her work in video, sculpture, photography, textile art, and printmaking.

Early life[edit]

Ann Hamilton was born on 22 June 1956 in Lima, Ohio.[1]

Career[edit]

Hamilton received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in textile design from the University of Kansas in 1979.[2] She then attained a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from the Yale University School of Art in 1985. From 1985 to 1991, she taught on the faculty of the University of California at Santa Barbara. In 1992, Hamilton established her home and practice in Columbus, Ohio.[3] In 1999, Hamilton represented the United States at the 48th Venice Biennale at the United States Pavilion with her work myein.[4] Since 2001, she has been a Professor of Art at The Ohio State University.[1]

From December 7, 2012, to January 6, 2013, Hamilton presented new work titled the event of a thread[5] at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, NY.

Select exhibitions[edit]

Hamilton has exhibited around the world, including:[1]

  • The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1988)
  • Dia Center for the Arts, New York (1993)
  • Tate Gallery, Liverpool (1994)
  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1994)
  • The Art Institute of Chicago (1995);
  • The Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (1996)
  • The Musee d'art Contemporain, Lyon, France (1997)
  • Akira Ikeda Gallery, Taura, Japan (2001)
  • The Wanas Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden (2002)
  • The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. (2003, 1991)
  • MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts (2003)
  • Historiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (2004)
  • La Maison Rouge Fondation de Antoine Galbert, Paris, France (2005)
  • Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan (2006)
  • The Guggenheim Museum, New York (2009)
  • The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis (2010)

Select works[edit]

  • "the event of a thread" (2012)
  • VERSE (2011)
  • stylus (2010)
  • human carriage (2009)
  • The Meditation Boat (2005-2009)
  • tower · Oliver Ranch (2007)
  • voce (2006)
  • phora (2005)
  • corpus (2004)
  • Teardrop Park, a collaboration with Michael Mercil and Michael Van Valkenburghs (2004)
  • LEW wood floor at the Seattle Public Library (2004)[6]
  • lignum (2002)
  • Allegheny Park], a collaboration with Michael Mercil and Michael Van Valkenburgh (2004)
  • the picture is still (2001)
  • ghost....a border act (2000)
  • myein (1999)[4]
  • mattering (1997)
  • lineament (1994)
  • tropos (1994)
  • indigo blue (1991/2007)
  • privation and excesses (1989)
  • still life (1988)

Recognition[edit]

Hamilton has been the recipient of the Heinz Award,[7] United States Artists Fellowship, NEA Visual Arts Fellowship, Anonymous Was a Woman Award, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture. Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, and the MacArthur Fellows Program "Genius Grant".[8] In 2014, Ohio State University announced that it was compiling an archive called the Ann Hamilton Project Archive, which will maintain images of more than thirty-five of Hamilton's installations.[9]

Further reading[edit]

Joan Simon has authored two texts on the artist:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hamilton Studio, Ann. "Biography". Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Smith, Roberta. "The Audience as Art Movement", The New York Times, Retrieved 10 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Ann Hamilton", Ohio State University, Retrieved 10 July 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Myein", Ann Hamilton Studio, Retrieved 10 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Ann Hamilton: the event of a thread". Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "CEN Public Art", Seattle Public Library, Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  7. ^ "The Heinz Awards: Ann Hamilton", The Heinz Awards, Retrieved 10 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Ann Hamilton - MacArthur Foundation", MacArthur Foundation, Retrieved 10 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Ann Hamilton Project Archive Created at Ohio State", Ohio State University, Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  10. ^ Simon, Joan (2002). Ann Hamilton. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. p. 280. ISBN 0-8109-4160-0. 
  11. ^ Simon, Joan (2006). Ann Hamilton: An Inventory of Objects. New York: Gregory R. Miller & Co., LLC. p. 312. ISBN 0-9743648-5-1. 

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