Ann Hamilton (artist)

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Ann Hamilton
Born (1956-06-22) June 22, 1956 (age 57)
Lima, Ohio
Nationality American
Field Installation, Textiles, Sculpture, Video, Photography, Printmaking
Training University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS - BFA in Textile Design; Yale University, New Haven, CT - MFA in Sculpture
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 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.

Hamilton received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in textile design from the University of Kansas in 1979 and 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. Since 2001, she has been a Professor of Art at The Ohio State University.[1]

Hamilton has been the recipient of the Heinz Award, United States Artists Fellowship, NEA Visual Arts Fellowship, Anonymous Was a Woman Award, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture and the Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. She has represented the United States in the 1991 São Paulo Bienal, the 1999 Venice Biennale, and has exhibited extensively around the world. Her major museum installations include The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis (2010); The Guggenheim Museum, New York (2009); Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan (2006); La Maison Rouge Fondation de Antoine Galbert, Paris, France (2005); Historiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (2004); MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts (2003); The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. (2003, 1991); The Wanas Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden (2002); Akira Ikeda Gallery, Taura, Japan (2001); The Musee d'art Contemporain, Lyon, France (1997); The Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (1996); The Art Institute of Chicago (1995); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1994); The Tate Gallery, Liverpool (1994); Dia Center for the Arts, New York (1993); The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1988).[1]

Joan Simon has authored two texts on the artist:

From December 7, 2012, to January 6, 2013, Hamilton presented new work titled the event of a thread[4] at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, NY.

Major 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)
  • 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)
  • mattering (1997)
  • lineament (1994)
  • tropos (1994)
  • indigo blue (1991/2007)
  • privation and excesses (1989)
  • still life (1988)


  1. ^ a b Hamilton Studio, Ann. "Biography". Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Simon, Joan (2002). Ann Hamilton. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. p. 280. ISBN 0-8109-4160-0. 
  3. ^ Simon, Joan (2006). Ann Hamilton: An Inventory of Objects. New York: Gregory R. Miller & Co., LLC. p. 312. ISBN 0-9743648-5-1. 
  4. ^ "Ann Hamilton: the event of a thread". Retrieved 13 August 2012. 

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