This month we highlight Ann Hamilton in our 12 for 12 Columbus Bicentennial series featuring Columbus artists from the museum’s collections.
MacArthur Fellow Ann Hamilton was chosen as the artist to represent the U.S. at the 1999 Venice Biennale. Hamilton has won any number of other prestigious awards and fellowships, and her work has been shown at more than 60 solo and group exhibitions. She currently lives in Columbus, and is a professor of Art at Ohio State University.
Hamilton often uses her herself and the human figure as a means of exploring perceptual awareness. “Part of making work is to allow those things that perhaps are already there, but not visible to us, and to try and make them visible in a way that they’re experienceable,” says Hamilton of her work.
We could go on and on about Hamilton’s work, but hear more from the Columbus artist herself in this video excerpt from PBS’s Art21 series.