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.  Hamilton has exhibited at museums and institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY); Storm King Art Center (New Windsor, NY); the Studio Museum in Harlem (New York, NY); the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery (Washington, DC); The Jewish Museum (New York, NY); Fundación Botín (Santander, Spain); the Brighton Photo Biennial (Brighton, UK); and the Istanbul Design Biennial (Istanbul, Turkey).  She has been awarded artist residencies at the Studio Museum in Harlem (New York, NY); Recess (New York, NY); Fundación Botín (Santander, Spain); and the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program (New York, NY). She received her PhD in American Studies at New York University and her MFA in Visual Arts at Columbia University. Hamilton's artwork has appeared in publications such as Art in America, Transition Magazine, Women and Performance, Arte Al Límite, Oxford American, Studio Magazine, New York Times, Artsy and Artforum
Hamilton's first solo museum exhibition, Allison Janae Hamilton: Pitch, is currently on view at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) through June 2019.