Ann Hamilton

SharonTakedaAnn Hamilton is a visual artist internationally recognized for her large-scale installations and related video, objects, and prints. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, NEA Visual Arts Fellowship, United States Artists Fellowship, the Heinz Award; she represented the United States at the 1991 Sao Paulo Bienal and the 1999 Venice Biennale. Her temporary projects include commissioned installations for the Park Avenue Armory, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts; Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto; La Maison Rouge Fondation de Antoine Galbert; The Wanås Foundation; MASS MoCA; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; The Musee d’art Contemporain; The Museum of Modern Art; The Tate Gallery Liverpool, and the Dia Center for the Arts. Public projects include The Ohio State University’s William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library and The Seattle Public Library. Born in Lima, Ohio in 1956, Hamilton received a BFA in textile design from the University of Kansas in 1979 and an MFA in sculpture from the Yale School of Art in 1985. Hamilton has served on the faculty of The Ohio State University since 2001, where she is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Art.

Ann Hamilton will discuss her background in the textile arts and the influence that cloth and the making of textiles has had on her large-scale multi-media installations that have been exhibited in museums worldwide.

Ann’s talk is part of the LACMA Plenary Session Textiles in Museums