Allison Janae Hamilton

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African-American Studies
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Graduate alumni

Allison Janae Hamilton is a visual artist working in photography, 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), The SilverEye Center for Photography (Pittsburgh, PA), the Museum of the African Diaspora (San Francisco, CA), and Rush Arts Foundation (New York, NY).  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 is a current MFA candidate in Visual Arts at Columbia University ('17).  Her artwork has appeared in publications such as Transition Magazine, Women and Performance, Arte Al Limite, NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art, and Artforum.