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Ann Hamilton

July 16–August 20, 2023

Ann Hamilton is a visual artist internationally recognized for the sensory surrounds of her large scale, multi- media installations. Sensitive to the contingencies of the sites where they are made – cloth, texts spoken and written, animals, and people suspended or in motion – her installations immerse viewers in a poetic at once visceral and literary. Hamilton’s exhibition at ‘T’ Space will be the artist’s first major exhibition in New York since her blockbuster exhibition at the Park Avenue Armory in 2012: the event of a thread.

Hamilton will present a series of hybrid sculptures, utilizing raw animal products and alluding to human form, which challenge distinctions between nature/ culture and human/ animal. Text reliefs emerging from solid stone, produced in collaboration with poet Ann Lauterbach, will be featured prominently in the exhibition. An ephemera work made in collaboration with Culpeck & Clark will be available for visitors to take. Hamilton’s installation will combine needle-felted raw fleece sculptures, poetry, and responsive sound.

The artist writes:

“behind this is thinking about distance
the distance between the animal with cloven feel and the biped with toes
the distance between the animal who makes its coat and the animal who grows one,
the distance between the stone – formed from heat pressure and time and an inscription that lines its surfaces,
the distance between a voice and a sound’s echo, a figure and its shadow.”

Hamilton’s exhibition will be on view during Upstate Art Weekend (July 21 – 24) and will feature extended viewing hours and special programing.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.



Ann Hamilton is internationally acclaimed for her large-scale multimedia installations, public projects, and performance collaborations. Her process works in response to the architecture, social histories, and poetic associations of spaces, creating vast, immersive installations often noted for the sensory surrounds of their materials. Born in Lima, Ohio, Ann Hamilton received a BFA in textile design from the University of Kansas and an MFA in sculpture from the Yale School of Art. From 1985 to 1991, she taught on the faculty of the University of California at Santa Barbara, and since 2001 has been a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University. Among her many honors, Hamilton has been the recipient of the National Medal of the Arts, 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 represented the United States in the 1991 Sao Paulo Bienal, the 1999 Venice Biennale, and has exhibited extensively around the world.

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