Ann Hamilton

NAME: Ann Hamilton

BORN: June 22, 1956


born...Lima, Ohio (Allen County)


BFA, textile design, The University of Kansas

MFA, sculpture, Yale University School of Art, 1985



Hamilton has received a number of awards and honors, including a MacArthur Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship, a Wexner Center for the Arts Residency, and a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. She represented the United States at the 48th Venice Biennale in 1999 and at the 21st International São Paulo Bienal in 1991.

She has had recent major installations at the Akira Ikeda Gallery, Japan (2001); The Wanås Foundation, Sweden (2002); and MASS MoCA, Massachusetts (2003). Commissions include a project for the new Seattle Central Library, which opened in 2004.

Hamilton is a visual artist recognized for the sensory surrounds of her large-scale multi-media installations. A book about her work by Joan Simon was published by Harry N. Abrams., Inc. in 2002. She is a professor in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

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