Allison Janae Hamilton | Bio

Allison Janae Hamilton (b.1984) is a visual artist working in photography, video, sculpture, installation, and taxidermy.  Born in Kentucky and raised in Florida, she now lives and works in New York City.  She has exhibited at museums and institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery (Washington, DC), The Jewish Museum (New York, NY), Fundación Botín (Santander, Spain), The Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago, IL), and the Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA).  Her artwork has appeared in the Brighton Photo Biennial and the Istanbul Design Biennial.  Hamilton was a 2013-2014 Fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program, sponsored by the Whitney Museum of American Art.  She has been awarded artist residencies at Recess (New York, NY), Fundación Botín (Santander, Spain), the School of Visual Arts (New York, NY) and the Rush Arts Foundation (New York, NY).  Hamilton received her PhD in American Studies from New York University and her MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University.  Her artwork has appeared in publications such as Transition Magazine, Women and Performance, Arte Al Limite, NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art, and Artforum.

Allison Janae Hamilton
“The Hours”, 2016

Allison Janae Hamilton
“Brecencia and Pheasant”, 2016

Allison Janae Hamilton
“Dollbaby standing in the orchard at midday”, 2016

Allison Janae Hamilton
“Fencing mask on the bank of a flatwoods lake”, 2016

Allison Janae Hamilton
“Metal Tambourines in churchyard covered in snakeskins”, 2016

Allison Janae Hamilton
“Scratching at the Wrong Side of Firmament”, 2016