Portrait: Heather Sten

Ep.198 Allison Janae Hamilton (b. 1984 in Kentucky, raised in Florida) has exhibited widely across the U.S. and abroad. Her work has been the subject of institutional solo exhibitions at the Georgia Museum of Art, the Joslyn Art Museum, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), and Atlanta Contemporary, as well as a commissioned solo project with Creative Time. Her sculpture, Love is like the sea… (2023) is currently on view in the Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition, presented by The Helis Foundation in New Orleans, LA. Select recent group exhibitions include The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Shifting Horizons, Nevada Museum of Art; Enunciated Life, California African Art Museum; More, More, More, TANK Shanghai; and Indicators: Artists on Climate Change, Storm King Art Center. Work by the artist is held in public collections such as the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Hood Museum of Art, The Menil Collection, Nasher Museum of Art, Nevada Museum of Art, and Speed Museum of Art, among others. Hamilton has participated in a range of fellowships and residencies, including at the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, NY; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; and Fundación Botín, Santander, Spain. She is the recipient of the Creative Capital Award and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant. Hamilton holds a PhD in American Studies from New York University and an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University. She lives and works in New York.

Artist https://www.allisonjanaehamilton.com/

Marianne Boesky Gallery https://marianneboeskygallery.com/artists/60-allison-janae-hamilton/press/

Storm King Art Center https://indicators.stormking.org/allison-janae-hamilton/

Georgia Museum of Art https://georgiamuseum.org/exhibit/allison-janae-hamilton-between-life-and-landscape/

University of Georgia https://www.wuga.org/show/museum-minute/2022-10-28/museum-minute-allison-janae-hamilton

Nasher Museum of Art https://nasher.duke.edu/stories/allison-janae-hamilton-floridawater-ii-sisters-wakulla-county-fl-and-when-the-wind-has-teeth/

Helis Foundation https://www.thehelisfoundation.org/pcse/love-is-like-the-sea

Pippy HouldsworthGallery https://www.houldsworth.co.uk/exhibitions/140-tales-of-soil-and-concrete-brett-goodroad-allison-janae-hamilton-yun-fei-ji-arturo/works/

The Highline https://www.thehighline.org/art/projects/allison-janae-hamilton/

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison_Janae_Hamilton

Contemporary Art Library https://www.contemporaryartlibrary.org/artist/allison-janae-hamilton-6327

Artpil https://artpil.com/allison-janae-hamilton/

The Clark https://www.clarkart.edu/microsites/humane-ecology/about-the-artists/allison-janae-hamilton

UGA Today https://news.uga.edu/nature-is-at-the-center-of-allison-janae-hamiltons-work/

Rema Hort Mann Foundation https://www.remahortmannfoundation.org/allison-janae-hamilton/

Ogden Museum  https://ogdenmuseum.org/event/florida-stories-a-conversation-with-author-lauren-groff-and-visual-artist-allison-janae-hamilton/

Kids Kiddle https://kids.kiddle.co/Allison_Janae_Hamilton

WWD https://wwd.com/feature/allison-janae-hamilton-marianne-boesky-gallery-art-exhibition-1234792142/

Whitewall Art https://whitewall.art/art/allison-janae-hamilton-interrogates-myths-around-landscape-and-stories-of-paradise/

Whitewall Art https://whitewall.art/whitewaller/allison-janae-hamilton-a-romance-of-paradise/

Where y’at https://www.whereyat.com/allison-janae-hamilton-lauren-groff-florida-new-orleans

The Bitter Southerner https://bittersoutherner.com/summer-voices/aunjanue-ellis/allison-janae-hamilton

Contemporary And https://contemporaryand.com/exhibition/allison-janae-hamilton-a-romance-of-paradise/

Country Roads https://countryroadsmagazine.com/events/florida-stories-a-conversation-with-lauren-groff-and-allison/

The University of Texas at Austin


Urban Milwaukee https://urbanmilwaukee.com/people/allison-janae-hamilton/

Installation view
A Movement In Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration
Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
April 9 – September 11, 2022

Florida Water II, 2019
Archival pigment print
Image dimensions: 24 x 36 inches
61 x 91.4 cm

Garden Mask I, 2023
Vintage fencing mask, upholstery, wood flowers, resin
13 x 10 x 10 1/2 inches
33 x 25.4 x 26.7 cm

Installation view
Indicators: Artists On Climate Change
Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY
May 19 – November 11, 2018