Ann Hamilton
Ann Hamilton
U.S. (1956)
Ann Hamilton (U.S., born 1956) has created multi-sensory installations in numerous spaces, including The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. (2003, 1991); The Wanås Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden (2002); The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis (2009); and New York’s Park Avenue Armory (2012), among others. Hamilton is the recipient of many honors including a MacArthur Fellowship, United States Artists Fellowship, NEA Visual Arts Fellowship, Tiffany Foundation Award, and Guggenheim Fellowship. This year, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Hamilton represented the United States in the 1991 São Paulo Bienal and the 1999 Venice Biennale. In 1992, she established her home and practice in Columbus, Ohio, where she is a Distinguished University Professor of Art at The Ohio State University.
In 2004, Hamilton created the permanent installation LEW Wood Floor for the opening of the Seattle Central Public Library. The floor's raised letterforms, tactile underfoot, spell out the first sentences from books in the library’s collection in eleven languages. Most recently, Hamilton was selected from a pool of over 340 applicants for a large-scale, outdoor commission on the new public piers as part of Waterfront Seattle, a city-funded project to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct with twenty-six acres of new public space, streets, parks, and buildings.