Ann Hamilton

Born 1956
Hometown Lima, OH
Lives and Works Columbus, OH
MFA, Yale School of Art, 1985
BFA, University of Kansas, 1979

The textile arts have always informed artist Ann Hamilton's vision. Growing up, she immersed herself in sewing, needlework, and embroidery before officially studying textile design in university. Although she would later earn a graduate degree in sculpture, Hamilton continues to incorporate textile design into her ambitious, all-encompassing installations, often blending sculptural elements with photography, video and performance, and even sound.

Hamilton's vast interests include history and the written word. She equates the handling of thread in her sewing to the production of words in sentences. In her 1994 project Lineament, the artist cut out individual lines from pages in a book and rolled them into three-dimensional balls of text. Hamilton treated the paper as though it were thread, manipulating it to embody the broader binary of creation and destruction.

Ann Hamilton Gallery Art


Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
Akira Ikeda Gallery, New York, NY, Tokyo, Japan, and Berlin, Germany
Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, CA
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

Movements & Styles
Permanent Collection

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Tate Modern, London, England
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
The Oliver Ranch Foundation, Sonoma County, San Francisco, CA

Works Available for Purchase



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