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.

 

Education:

2002 BA Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, NY

2014 MFA, Transart University, Berlin/New York

 

 

Solo Exhibition:

2016:

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

2015:

 Incompleteness Theorem, Chiaroscuro Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2012

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

2011

Eros, Launch Projects, Santa Fe, NM

2005

Sidereal Motion, No space, Rosendale, NY

 

Group Exhibition and Performance:

2017

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,  Presentation Competition, 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

Site Unseen 9, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

Just south of Washington Ave, Clandestine high wire performance, Los Angeles, California

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

Currents New Media Festival, Santa Fe, NM

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

2015

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

Axle Indoors, Peter Projects, Santa Fe, NM

2014

Art Collision and Repair, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

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

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

2013

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

Open Frame, Supermarkt, Berlin, Germany.

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

Cumulous Skies, Community Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2011

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

2009

Mechanical Drawing, Crowell Studio, Venice Beach, CA

2007

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

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.