Guest Speaker: Ann Hamilton, Ohio State University Department of Art
Date: May 24th, 2010 Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm Location: Calit2 Auditorium, Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego Host: Shahrokh Yadegari, Theatre and Dance
DESCRIPTION/ABSTRACT: The gallery@calit2 and the UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance will present a special guest lecture on May 24 by renowned artist Ann Hamilton, who will talk about recent works and her award-winning career.
Hamilton is a visual artist internationally recognized for the sensory surrounds of her large-scale, multi-media installations. Known for creating liminal environments that are rich in accumulated material, Hamilton?s installations create immersive experiences that poetically respond to the architectural presence and social history of their sites, including notably The Tower (pictured) for the Oliver Ranch in Geyserville, California. Most recently, she participated in The Third Mind exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City with human carriage, a site-specific installation in the museum?s rotunda. Hamilton is currently working on several public projects and is preparing for a 2010 project installation at the Pulitzer Foundation in St. Louis.
SPEAKER BIO: Born in Lima, Ohio in 1956, Hamilton received a BFA in textile design from the University of Kansas in 1979 and an MFA in sculpture from the Yale School of Art in 1985. From 1985 to 1991, she taught on the faculty of the University of California at Santa Barbara. Since 2001, she has been a Professor of Art at Ohio State University. Among her many honors, Hamilton has been the recipient of the Heinz Award, MacArthur Fellowship, United States Artists Fellowship, NEA Visual Arts Fellowship, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture and the Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. She has represented the United States in the 1991 Sao Paulo Bienal, the 1999 Venice Biennale, and has exhibited extensively around the world. Her major museum installations include the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1988); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. (1991); Dia Center for the Arts, New York (1993); Museum of Modern Art, New York (1994); Tate Gallery, Liverpool (1994); Art Institute of Chicago (1995); Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (1996); Musee d'art Contemporain, Lyon, France (1997); Akira Ikeda Gallery, Taura, Japan (2001); and the Wanas Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden (2002). Hamilton?s public sculpture projects include commissions for the San Francisco Public Library (with Ann Chamberlain), the Allegheny Riverfront Park, Pittsburgh, and Teardrop Park, Battery Park City, New York (both with Michael Van Valkenburgh and Michael Mercil).