Hamiltonian alum, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann installs new work at 13|U

Hamiltonian alum, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann installs new work at 13|U

13|U and Hamiltonian Artists Collaboration

We are excited to announce that Hamiltonian alumni and artist, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann has joined us as our second installation artist in a joint collaboration with our friends at 13|U. Her two new works Waterlily Walker (a multi-layered painting) and Water logger will be up until January 18, 2018.   Katherine received her BA from Brown University and MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. She is the recipient of a Fulbright grant to Taiwan, the AIR Gallery and Lower East Side Printshop fellowships in New York, NY, and the Individual Artist Grant and Hamiltonian Fellowship in Washington, DC. She has attended residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Djerassi Resident Artists program, Triangle Workshop, Anderson Arts Center, Salzburg Kunstlerhauss, and Bemis Center for the Arts. Some of the venues where Mann has shown her work included the Walters Art Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Rawls Art Museum, the US consulate in Dubai, UAE, and the US embassy in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Mann is currently an instructor at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

We are excited to announce that Hamiltonian alumni and artist, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann has joined us as our second installation artist in a joint collaboration with our friends at 13|U. Her two new works Waterlily Walker (a multi-layered painting) and Water logger will be up until January 18, 2018.
 

Katherine received her BA from Brown University and MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. She is the recipient of a Fulbright grant to Taiwan, the AIR Gallery and Lower East Side Printshop fellowships in New York, NY, and the Individual Artist Grant and Hamiltonian Fellowship in Washington, DC. She has attended residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Djerassi Resident Artists program, Triangle Workshop, Anderson Arts Center, Salzburg Kunstlerhauss, and Bemis Center for the Arts. Some of the venues where Mann has shown her work included the Walters Art Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Rawls Art Museum, the US consulate in Dubai, UAE, and the US embassy in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Mann is currently an instructor at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

13|U and Hamiltonian Artists Collaboration

13|U and Hamiltonian Artists Collaboration

Hamiltonian Artists is pleased to announce our collaboration with our friends at 13|U. For their Grand Opening the Program Manager, James Williams II and Development Manager, Clara Kim supervised the first of many installations starting with Kathryn Zaremba’s work, We the people (2017) and On the fringe (2017).

The 13|U Art Windows are curated by Hamiltonian Artists, dedicated to supporting emerging local artists in the DC area. Located at 1353 U Street NW. Please celebrate with us and visit the 13|U Art Windows.

Kathryn Zaremba is an illustrator and surface designer based in Washington, DC and Austin, TX. Her playful designs and installations are inspired by the imaginative and interactive nature of theater sets and sound stages, as well as a keen interest in museums and art galleries.

Kathryn received a BFA in Interdisciplinary Art Studies from the Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri where she explored a multitude of media and materials including ber art, textiles, and ceramics. She then went on to receive an MA in Exhibition Design from the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC.

Prior to moving to DC, Kathryn worked with celebrated designer Jonathan Adler in New York City. She also illustrated and designed textiles for fashion designer Rachel Antonoff.

Kathryn’s designs have been published in Elle Decor, Dwell Magazine, The UK Times, Washingtonian, and featured on Design Sponge, Apartment Therapy, and Refinery29.

 

 

INTRODUCING THE 2017 HAMILTONIAN FELLOWS!

INTRODUCING THE 2017 HAMILTONIAN FELLOWS!

Hamiltonian Artists is proud to announce five new, distinguished 2017 Hamiltonian Fellows to join our existing group of artists.  We are pleased to introduce:

The 2017 Hamiltonian Fellows were selected from a competitive pool of 158 very talented artists. The External Review Panel, comprised of six art professionals, evaluated every application and gathered to discuss each artist based on criteria regarding artistic merit and relevance to today's art world.  We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the panelists for their generosity and enthusiastic support of this endeavor:

Sarah Workneh, Co-director of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Justin Plakas, artist and educator
Billy Friebele, artist, educator and Hamiltonian alumnus
Clara D'Alba, curator
Blair Murphy, curator and Managing Director at DC Arts Center
Carlyn Thomas, Director at Terrault Contemporary 

Artwork by all five new fellows will be on view in the debut group exhibition new.now., opening at Hamiltonian Gallery on Saturday, September 23 from 7-9 pm.   

KYLE TATA + RACHEL GUARDIOLA

KYLE TATA + RACHEL GUARDIOLA

KYLE TATA | SECURE PATTERNS
RACHEL GUARDIOLA | TRANSMISSION FROM INCOGNITA

July 1 - August 5, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 1, 7-9 pm
Artist Talk:  Tuesday, July 18, 7 pm

In "Secure Patterns" , photographer Kyle Tata continues his experimental use of analog photographic processes in a new body of work that explores the use of abstraction as a practical tool to conceal data. Using patterns derived from security tint envelopes — physical devices used to hide sensitive personal information from the human eye — Tata visually “encrypts” individuals in patterns that are applied to film during the photographic process, thereby masking his subjects while simultaneously producing an image. Tata’s in-process photographic manipulations create images that can be read as both photographic documents of reality, and as hallucinatory abstracted constructions. The "Secure Patterns"  series investigates the notion that, within an increasingly immaterial culture, personal information can become as valuable as currency.

"Transmission from Terra Incognita" is the installation that resulted from a call and response initiated by artist Rachel Guardiola while she was living in an isolated region of the Arctic. From October 2016 to January 2017, the artist spent an extended period navigating through remote areas of Svalbard, an archipelago of Norway and East Iceland surrounded by icy desert wilderness where frozen strata hold histories of past prehistoric jungles. During this time, Guardiola sent out an email inquiry to a group of individuals of diverse ages, genders and origins, in which she asked them to describe their personal definitions of “Paradise”. "Transmission from Terra Incognita" is Guardiola’s interpretation of the collected responses; her dreamy, intimate and participatory installation makes use of trompe l’oeilphotographs, object arrangements, theatrical lighting and sound to evoke a sensory experience. The public is invited to continue the correspondence with the artist by contributing their own definitions of “Paradise” to her ongoing collection of narratives. 

Kyle Tata (b. 1990 Baltimore, MD) holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (2015). He is a 2015 Hamiltonian Fellow and a two-time finalist for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize (2014, 2017). Tata has an extensive local and regional exhibition history, including exhibitions at Hamiltonian Gallery (Washington, DC, 2016, 2015); Area 405, Baltimore, MD (2016); Spudnik Press & Gallery, Chicago, IL (2014); Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT (2014); The International Print Center, New York, NY (2013), Furthermore Gallery, Washington, DC (2013), and Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA (2013). A producer of small scale publications, his artist books are held in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA), The International Center for Photography (New York, NY) and the Indie Photobook Library (Washington, DC). He lives and works in Baltimore, MD.

Rachel Guardiola (b. 1985 New York, NY) holds a MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (2015) and BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2007). Guardiola is a 2016 Hamiltonian Fellow and a recipient of the 2017 Women At Work A.I.R. Gallery Summer Residency on Governors Island, NY. Her work has been exhibited in several group and solo presentations including "Light City Baltimore", Baltimore, MD (2016, 2017); School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD (2016, 2017); "Making in Transit", Lumen, London, England (2016); "List í ljósi Flat Earth Film Festival", Seyoisfjörour, East Iceland; "KVIT 1 ÅR", Kvit Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark (2016); "new. now. 2016", Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington D.C. (2016), amongst others. Guardiola was an artist in residence at the Arctic Circle Art & Science Expedition in Svalbard in 2016, HEIMA in East Iceland (2016), Vermont Studio Center (2016), and Atelier de Visu in Marseille, France (2013). She lives and works in Baltimore, MD.

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RIVES WILEY | DIY LASER EYE SURGERY

RIVES WILEY | DIY LASER EYE SURGERY

RIVES WILEY | DIY LASER EYE SURGERY

May 20 - June 24, 2017
Opening Reception:  Saturday, May 20, 7-9 pm
Artist Talk:  Wednesday, June 7, 7 pm

Hamiltonian is pleased to present, "DIY Laser Eye Surgery", a solo presentation of painting, sculpture and video by artist Rives Wiley. "DIY Laser Eye Surgery" will run from May 20 - June 24, 2017, opening with a reception on Saturday, May 20 from 7 - 9 pm. The artist will be in attendance.

In "DIY Laser Eye Surgery", painter and video artist Rives Wiley invites viewers to step inside her perception-altering, handmade interpretation of the internet. Sourcing from digital imagery of lens flares, heavily photoshopped sunsets, snapshots of social gatherings and screen-saver graphics, Wiley immerses her viewers into spaces where reality and their virtual counterparts mirror and mimic one another in an endless feedback loop. At turns playful and anxiety-inducing, Wiley prompts viewers to question the nature of virtual reality and the consider whether life is merely reflected in the digital realm, or if the digital dictates us.

Wiley's skill in blurring boundaries between the physical and the virtual reaches its apex in her trompe l'oeil installation "DIY Laser Eye Surgery". An homage to the cult of YouTube do-it-yourself culture, Wiley's oil-painted diorama employs one-point perspective, video and sculpture to uncanny ends, creating an unsettlingly real-looking screen in which a disembodied voice cheerfully guides viewers through an absurd tutorial on how to use lasers, a razor blade, food coloring and petroleum jelly in order alter one's vision so as to see in digital effects.

Rives Wiley (b. 1990, Alexandria, VA) holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design (2013). A 2016 Hamiltonian Fellow, her work has been featured in publications including Vice: The Creator's Project, The Huffington Post, Washington City Paper, Dirt DMV, ARte Fuse and Bmore Art. Her work has been exhibited in several group and solo presentations including "Failed Evolution", SPRING/BREAK Art Fair, New York, NY (2017); Satellite Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL (2016); "new. now. 2016", Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC (2016); "Dinner Party Download", Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC (2016) and "Inter/Mission", The Pataphysical Society, Portland, OR (2016). She lives and works in Washington, DC.

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