Kara Hamilton (b. 1967, Toronto, Canada) studied architecture at the University of British Columbia and art at Concordia University and Yale. She has shown extensively in North America and Europe, at such spaces as Salon 94, EFA Project Space, Kate Werble Gallery, New York; Siegel House, Marfa, USA; Taut and Tame, Berlin, Germany; Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK; Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg; G Gallery, Tatar Gallery, Toronto, Canada. She comprises one half of the curatorial team that is Kunstverein Toronto. Hamilton currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

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Born in 1967, Toronto, Canada
Lives and works in Toronto, Canada

Education

1999
M.F.A in Sculpture, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, USA

1993
Bachelor of Architecture, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

1989
B.F.A, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Solo Exhibitions

2016
SAFE, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada
Wane Awareless and Lifted, G Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2012
Gift. Provenance: unknown, Salon 94, New York, USA

2003
Prototypes for New Landscapes, General United, Brooklyn, USA

2002
Lost Reception, Art Lot, New York, USA
What More Do You Know Joe”, Siegel House, Marfa, USA

2001
6’ Under, White Box, New York, USA

2000
Waiting for Celebrity (public video installation), Ally, London, England

1999
Ant, Onward, Paris, France

Select Group Exhibitions

2017
STAGES: Drawing the Curtain, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Canada
Nasty, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2016
Art Toronto, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada
Accompaniment, EFA Project Space, New York, USA

2015
River Crossings, Thomas Cole House, Catskill, USA
Off the Shelf, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

2014
Where Were We, Kunstverein, Amsterdam, Holland

2013
Trim, Front Gallery, Houston, USA
Can Cats Talk to Dogs in their Own Way, Taut and Tame, Berlin, Germany

2012
Genius Loci, Mississauga Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
The Haberdashery, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, USA
Material, By Duro Olowu, Salon 94, New York, USA

2011
Waiting Ground, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, USA

2009
We’re all gonna die, Sue Scott Gallery, New York, USA
We’re all gonna die, Number 35 Gallery, New York, USA

2008
Design and Art Armory Show, New York, USA

2007
Crown Jewels, Salon 94 Freeman, New York, USA
Holiday Reading, Number 35, New York, USA

2006
Could Have Been the Weather, Tatar Gallery, Toronto, Canada
WallpaperLab, Lennon Weinberg Gallery, New York, USA

2004
Nothing Compared to This: ambient, incidental and new minimal tendencies in current art, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA

Working Editions: An Exploration of Art and Function, “Wallpaper”, Fine Art in Space, New York, USA

Forest, by Paula Hayes with outdoor “Wallpaper” by Kara Hamilton, Salon 94, New York, USA

2003
Morning Call, by Katy Grannan with “Wallpaper” by Kara Hamilton, Salon 94, New York, USA

2002
Loving El Paso, Terlingua House Projects, Alpine, USA

2001
Untilted, Haggerty Gallery, Dallas, USA

2000
Non Stop Beautiful Ladies, curated by Steffen Boddeker, Marfa, USA

1999
Dog Show, curated by Steffen Boddeker, Marfa ,USA

1998
Big Deal, curated by Steffen Boddeker, Marfa, USA

Publications

2016
esse  “Wane Awareless and Lifted” by Alex Bowron

BOMB  “Accompaniment” by Charity Coleman

TK-21 “Accompanying Our Own Past” by Jae Wook Lee

2015
New York Times “River Crossings” by Daniel Van Benthuysen

Old Gold (catalogue)

2014
Art Forum “Kara Hamilton, Christine Roland with Angie Keefer. Shoes by Steffie Christiaens” by Robert Jan Muller

2012
Metalsmith  vol.32 “Kara Hamilton- Gift: Provenance Unknown” by Rosanne Raab

Wall St. Journal profile

2009
The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellery Makers
Cologne: Darling Publications

New York Times Magazine

2007
New York Times

2004
Art Forum “Nothing Compared to This”

2003
Vogue Magazine

2001
Lundy  issue 2
Art Nexus  no.39

2000
Lundy  issue 1

Awards

1999
Barry Cohen Prize

Public Collections

AGO, Toronto, Canada

 

 

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