Jamie Hamilton is a sculptor and aerialist currently living in Los Angeles, California. Drawing from a background in building, sport, and music, Hamilton’s work evokes precarious and mythic themes such as dreams, death, and love. Desire and its perils fuel the work’s exploration as it traverses methodologies of structure and physical capacities by asking viewers to realize the ever presence of wonder.
Hamilton holds a BA from Bard college and a MFA from Transart University. He currently works as an artist and freelance builder and rigger. He spends much of his creative energy envisioning, building, and completing aerial installations, sky walks and choreographing dances upon high wires.
2002 BA Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, NY
2014 MFA, Transart University, Berlin/New York
Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA (Forthcoming)
Limits To Human Performance, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM
Between the 10 and 5, Clandestine high wire performance, Los Angeles, California
Just south of Washington Ave, Clandestine high wire performance, Los Angeles, California
Incompleteness Theorem, Chiaroscuro Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
High Wire, Bread and Soup, Solo High Wire Performance, Glorieta, NM
Morsel of Ground, Clandestine Solo Highwire Performance, Güterbahnhof Pankow, Berlin, Germany
Trolly Tracks, Solo Aerial Performance, Danzinger Straße, Berlin, Germany
Arrhythmic Visions, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
Eros, Launch Projects, Santa Fe, NM
Sidereal Motion, No space, Rosendale, NY
Group Exhibition and Performance:
Office Hours, Main Museum, Los Angeles, CA
An Attitude of Openness, North Willows, Montclair, New Jersey
Brewery Art Walk, Los Angeles, CA
Spread 6.0, Site Santa Fe, NM
Beauty is the Antidote, Electric Pony Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Brewery Art Walk, Los Angeles, CA
Site Unseen 9, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Currents New Media Festival, Santa Fe, NM
Ready Made: 100 years, Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Axle Indoors, Peter Projects, Santa Fe, NM
Art Collision and Repair, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
Currents New Media, Santa Fe, NM
Geophilia, Solo Aerial Performance, Ufer Studios, Berlin, Germany
Human, Not Human, Superhuman, Lindner Project Space, Berlin, Germany
Spring Thaw, Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
Armory show, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
High Wire, Solo Aerial Performance, in conjunction with Axle Contemporary, Glorieta, NM
Open Frame, Supermarkt, Berlin, Germany.
Cumulous Skies, Community Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Heaven and Hell, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM
Mechanical Drawing, Crowell Studio, Venice Beach, CA
Flight of Fancy, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Lectures and Talks
2016 High Wire and Sculpture, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM
2015 Art as Acrobat, El Paso Community College, El Paso Texas
2014 Morsel of Ground, Ufer Studios, Berlin, Germany
2013 High Wire and Precarity, Supermarkt, Berlin, Germany
2010 Climbing and Sculpture, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
2009 Flying Out of this World, MICA, Baltimore Maryland
2004 Atlantic Center for the Arts, Associate Artist
2017 Site Santa Fe Spread Grant, Finalist
2017 American Academy for the Arts and Letters, 2018 Art Award Nominee
Self employed— Arecibo Steel. Design and fabrications of architectural construction and building.
Assisted Bruce Nauman install Combinations Described (Chicago), 2011, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Part time work for Johnny Poux, cabinet maker/ sculptor.
2002 to 2011
Head Studio Assistant to sculptor/installation artist Judy Pfaff
Studio Assistant to sculptor/installation artist Gillian Jagger
Assistant to Woody Vasulka.