Jamie Hamilton is a sculptor and aerialist currently living in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  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.

 

Education:

2002 BA Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, NY

2014 MFA, Transart University, Berlin/New York

Public Presentation of Works:

2017   Brewery Art Walk, Group Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA

          Spread 6.0,  Group Presentation, Site Santa Fe, NM

          Beauty is the Antidote, Group Exhibition, Electric Pony Studio, Los Angeles, CA

2016   Brewery Art Walk, Group Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA

            Limits To Human Performance, Solo Exhibition, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM

            Site Unseen 9, Group Exhibition, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

            Just south of Washington Ave and over the River, Clandestine high wire performance, Los Angeles, California

            Between the 10 and 5, Clandestine high wire performance, Los Angeles, California

            Currents New Media Festival, Group Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM

            Ready Made: 100 years, Group Exhibition, Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2015    Incompleteness Theorem, Solo Exhibition, Chiaroscuro Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

            HIgh Wire, Bread and Soup, Solo High Wire Performance, Glorieta, NM

            Axle Indoors, Group show, Peter Projects, Santa Fe, NM

2014    Art Collision and Repair, Group Show, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

            Morsel of Ground, Clandestine Solo Highwire Performance, Güterbahnhof Pankow, Berlin, Germany

           Currents New Media, Group Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM

            Geophilia, Solo Aerial Performance, Ufer Studios, Berlin, Germany  

            Human, Not Human, Superhuman, Group Show, Lindner Project Space, Berlin, Germany

            Spring Thaw, Group Show, Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

            Armory show, Group Show, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

2013    High Wire, Solo Aerial Performance, in conjunction with Axle Contemporary, Glorieta, NM

            Open Frame, Group Show, Supermarkt, Berlin, Germany.

            Trolly Tracks, Solo Aerial Performance, Danzinger Straße, Berlin, Germany

            Cumulous Skies, Group Show, Community Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2012     Arrhythmic Visions, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

2011      Eros, Launch Projects, Santa Fe, NM

             Heaven and Hell, Group Show, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM

2009    Mechanical Drawing, Crowell Studio, Venice Beach, CA

2007    Flight of Fancy, Group Show, 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

Press

Adobe Airstream, Leanardo's Flying Machines and Jamie Hamilton

Adobe Airstream, Best of 2012 Santa Fe

Climberism Magazine, Jamie Hamilton

ArtNews, Summer 2012

Santa Fe New Mexican Pasatiempo, Probing Paradox

Vasari21, Jamie Hamilton

Visual Art Source Editor's Pic

Welding Journal, Dare Devil Welder Jamie Hamilton

 

 

Employment:

2006-present

Self employed— Arecibo Steel.  Design and fabrications of architectural construction and building.

2011

Assisted Bruce Nauman install Combinations Described (Chicago), 2011, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2005-2006

Part time work for Johnny Poux, cabinet maker/ sculptor.

2002 to 2011

Head Studio Assistant to sculptor/installation artist Judy Pfaff

2001-2002

Studio Assistant to sculptor/installation artist Gillian Jagger

1998

Assistant to Woody Vasulka.