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HAMILTONIAN

Artists & Gallery 2017


3 Letter by Founder 4 Foreword 6 Hamiltonian Highlights 10 2016 – 2017 Hamiltonian Fellows

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Christie Neptune Nara Park Kyle Tata Kyle Bauer Aschely Vaughan Cone Rachel Guardolia Magali Hébert-Huot Paolo Morales Rives Wiley

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I am tremendously grateful in having the privilege to work with all the artists who have gone through the Hamiltonian Artists’ fellowship program in the past decade. I am glad to see my initially crazy “postdoc-in-art� idea has been able to help many of them to advance in their career. As our dynamic community of innovative artists continues to grow, I am greatly thankful to have many of our alumni to give back to Hamiltonian by becoming mentors, panelists, advisors, and supporters for our programs. We all see the invaluable benefits in having thoughtful artists be an integral part of any creative society but the support for them are often scarce. It is satisfying to know that Hamiltonian has played a small part in strengthening the support for emerging artists in the Washington dc area. Hamiltonian has seen many changes in the Washington dc art scene in the past ten years. Our home along the 14th/U Street corridor is now a vibrant and diverse commercial center in dc but unfortunately many of the former art spaces in the neighborhood are now gone or moved. Exhibition space for art and studio space for artists continue to be a challenge across the city. As Hamiltonian boldly charges into our second decade, we are hopeful that with our strong community of artists and supporters, we will continue to serve as a place where promising emerging artists can grow and flourish together. It is hard to capture the creative energy of our regular exhibitions, fellowship activities, and community events in the past year in a few static pages but I hope that this catalog will give you a glimpse of those exciting activities. I invite you all to join us at Hamiltonian for the next decade to come. Paul So, Founder


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When I first learned of the Hamiltonian fellowship program, the art world seemed inscrutable. I was about to graduate from an mfa program, and the prospect of leaving cloistered academia and attempting to navigate the gallery system was paralyzing. Seven years later, I still find much of the art world inscrutable. But because of my experience at Hamiltonian, I am no longer paralyzed. I organized and put together my first exhibition outside of an academic context at Hamiltonian. Went to and exhibited in my first art fair. The first gallery to represent me in its stable of artists discovered my work because of the fellowship. Even the apartment I live in today, a live work space called H-Space, is a sister program to Hamiltonian. Most importantly, I became a part of a community that still nourishes my practice today.  I’ve had the chance to watch the Hamiltonian fellowship grow to become a pillar of the dc arts community, fostering new generations of fellows, providing career-oriented programming to the wider public, and partnering with other nonprofits, arts organizations, and corporations to fill our city with unexpected art. Although its impact may be most visible as a platform for artists at the beginning of their careers, it has created a space for a full and long life in the arts. And the program that began as a hard to understand hybrid dream of Paul So’s has developed into a powerhouse that challenges the idea of what a career development fellowship, commercial gallery, educational organization, or combination of all three can be. I am not aware of another program quite like the Hamiltonian fellowship, anywhere in the world. The fellowship identifies emerging, risk taking and serious young artists — many of whom haven’t had many platforms to show their work —  then shepherds them through a combination of their first


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commercial gallery representation experience and professional, community and artistic post-graduate education. The fellows are juried into the program through a blind application process open to everyone. In an art world that all too often relies on privilege, moneyed networks, luck and a personal charisma that may have nothing to do with artistic excellence, this democratic method of championing new artists is sorely needed. Likewise, in an art world where artists are expected to muddle through while a powerful elite picks and chooses winners and losers, Hamiltonian provides a platform for challenging, weird, and noncommercial work. My fellowship at Hamiltonian was both my first step and a continuing presence in my continually evolving, rich life of a professional artist. I’m forever grateful for that privilege.

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Chr isti e N e p tun e

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Christie Neptune is an interdisciplinary artist from Brooklyn, NY, working across film, photography, mixed media, and performance arts. Neptune investigates how constructs of race, gender, and class limit the personal experiences of historically marginalized individuals. Critically aware of both self and subjectivity, Neptune illuminates the personal and emotional aftermath of a society that disregards and delegitimizes those who endure the brunt of historically upheld supremacies. Christie holds a ba from Fordham University (New York, NY). Her films and photography have been included in exhibitions at the Bronx Museum of The Arts, Washington College, the Queens Museum of Art, a.i.r. Gallery, and Rutgers, Institute for Women and Art among others. She has been featured in publications including The Creator’s Project, Juxtapoze Magazine, and The Washington Post. Neptune is an alumni of More Arts Engaging Artist Residency, The Hamiltonian Fellowship and the Bronx Museum of The Arts’ Artist in Marketplace (aim37). She is the recipient of the New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship and current Smack Mellon Resident Artist.


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What are some of the challenges that you face as an artist? Securing funding to further develop ambitious projects is a challenge that I often times face as an emerging artist. Making use of the resources around me, tapping into my fellow community of artists and consistently applying to grant opportunities, workshops and residencies are some of the many ways I tackle that dilemma.

Why did you decide to apply to the Hamiltonian Fellowship? I wanted the opportunity to further develop my practice in an environment outside of New York, expand my network and an organization that would allow me to do so. Hamiltonian presented me the opportunity to further develop my craft as a practicing fine artist in Washington, DC.

What are some ideas that you are exploring in your current body of work? I am currently exploring my family’s migration story from Guyana to the United States of America during the late 1970’s. In this series, I explore the body and space; space as an environmental influence upon one’s cognition, genetic memory, and movement. Through Video projections and 100 35 mm color slides, I investigate the phenomenon of transgenerational epigenetic inheritance and visual psychological triggers encoded within space. The project is very dear to me and through this examination, I would like to explore the cognitive imprints of previous generations and its lingering effects on subsequent offspring. Is it possible to inherit trauma? What is a genetic memory?

13 Woman Standing in Spotlight , Archival inkjet print , 20 × 30 in . , 2016 14 Command : Take Me to the Interior , hd Video , 6 : 00 min . ( loop ) , 2016 15 Command : Take Me to the Interior , Still from video , 2016 16 Woman Sitting in Spotlight ( Installation view ) , 2016

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Nara Par k

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Nara Park’s work investigates our relationship to the landscape we live in and the imprint we leave in it when we’re gone. Using false materials such as plastic laminate printed like stone or stone-textured house paint, she creates sculptures inspired by both natural rock formations and man-made memorials. Stone in her work implies memorialization and a desire for immortality. Her use of false materials is her way of connecting the transient nature of life to our surface-oriented and disposable culture. Park holds a Bachelor of Fine Art in General Fine Arts followed by a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she received the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award by the International Sculpture Center and Henry Walters Traveling Fellowship in 2013. She also has received the Young Artist Award from the Trawick foundation and the Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship in 2015. Her work has been on exhibit at numerous venues including Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA; Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ; Baltimore / Washington International Airport; and Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY. Her work has been featured in the Sculpture magazine, The Washington Post and Artnet News.


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What are some favorite activities or interests that you spend time on when you’re not in your studio? I enjoy watching TV shows, cooking, travelling.

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What are some ideas that you are exploring in your current body of work? I’m working on incorporating scribbles, marks and hand-written texts.

Can you describe your experience at Hamiltonian? What are some of your favorite memories? It was awesome ! ! ! ! I have learned so much. I don’t know what I would be doing now if I didn’t go through the fellowship. It really helped me grow as an artist. My favorite memories are when we took trips to Boston and to the Wassaic Project for Fellows Converge. It was nice to spend time with the other fellows and the staff outside the gallery and visit different places. Those trips helped us get to know each other better.

17 What Remains , Sand , camping lantern , Dimensions variable , 2017 18–19 Guestbook , Inkjet wall transfers , Dimensions variable , 2017 20 Disillusioned I , Plastic laminate , monofilament , 105 × 13 . 5 × 13 . 5 in . , 2017 20 Disillusioned II , Plastic laminate , monofilament , 64 × 35 . 25 × 32 in . , 2017

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K yle Tata

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Kyle Tata uses a conceptual approach to the medium of photography to create work commenting on themes such as architecture, material history, and design. Through his combination of antiquated and contemporary photographic printing technologies Tata creates a dialogue between the past and present, while maintaining an experimental approach to image making. His work has been featured at galleries and institutions such as the Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD, 2014 & 2017), Hamiltonian Gallery (Washington, DC 2017), The International Print Center (New York, NY 2013), Spudnik Press & Gallery (Chicago, IL, 2014), Silvermine Arts Center (New Canaan, CT, 2014), 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).


What are some favorite activities or interests that you spend time on when you’re not in your studio? I’ve been playing music since I was a teenager and this past year I’ve made more of a habit of re learning music theory and teaching myself audio recording software such as Ableton Live. I find playing music to be a much more intuitive art form and definitely relieves whatever stress may come from working in the studio for too long.

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What artist(s) would you like to show with in the future? Daniel Gordon, Hannah Whitaker, John Opera, Paul Sepuya, Sara Cwynar.

Can you describe your experience at Hamiltonian? What are some of your favorite memories? My experience at Hamiltonian has been phenomenal and definitely transformative for my practice as an artist. Through the program I have met so many great people who I wouldn’t have been able to otherwise. Participating in this program has made me realize that being an artist is a continuous process that is built around creating relationships with other people. This past summer’s Fellows Converge retreat was definitely a highlight. We visited the Wassaic Project Residency and was able to meet other great artists participating in that program. In addition, we were all able to do a fellows karaoke night which is something I’ve been trying to make happen for quite some time.

23 022000046_13_M&T Bank , Digital C-Print , 20 × 30 in . , 2017 24 SPR15505_Currency Tray_6 , Digital C-Print , 14 × 22 in . , 2017 25 211010107_Aluminum Coin Tray_ $10 . 00 Capacity _ 4 , Digital C-Print , 14 × 22 in . , 2017 26 022000046 _ 1 _ M&T Bank , Digital C-Print , 24 × 36 in . , 2017

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K yle B au e r

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Kyle Bauer moved to Baltimore, MD after earning his mfa from Louisiana State University in 2011. Since 2012, he has been the conservation technician of prints, drawings, and photographs at the Baltimore Museum of Art and recently was awarded the 2016 Hamiltonian Fellowship in Washington DC. He completed a three-year residency at Baltimore Clayworks and is a 2014 Sondheim Artscape Prize finalist, a 2015 and 2017 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant Award recipient, and a finalist for the 2015 Miami University Young Sculptors Competition for the William and Dorothy Yeck Award for which he was awarded third place by juror Ann Barlow, executive director of art in General NYC. He has had recent exhibitions at the Hamiltonian Gallery, Delaware Contemporary, Walters Art Museum, Vox Populi, Flashpoint Gallery, Randall Scott Projects, Loyola University, Towson University, McDaniel College, Arlington Art Center, School 33 Art Center, and Maryland Art Place. Since 2011, Bauer’s mixed-media sculptures and installations have been featured in more than 40 exhibitions regionally, nationally and internationally. He was also invited to present at map Gallery’s thirty speaker series, The Luce Center at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Loyola University, York College, and Dickinson College.


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What are some of the challenges that you face as an artist? Money and Time, Time and Money. Finding educational opportunities to learn about new materials and processes. Having access to a larger printing press and technical help to continue my print making project.

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What are some ideas that you are exploring in your current body of work? Figure-ground relationship (2-D into 3-D back into 2-D). Repetition / Frame by Frame. Subconscious states while being aware

What are some future goals for you after the Hamiltonian fellowship? Curate / Organize a show of young contemporary ceramic process artists. Secure a museum show. Continue a strong record of exhibition. Apply to granting institutions like Pollack Krasner Foundation, fca, etc. Do a residency like the Witt Residency at The Univ. of Michigan and Island Press Emerging. Participating in a artist fellowship in St. Louis. Continue my research and publication of wood block print editions.

27 Three’s Company ( Swim Time ) , Wood , slipcast porcelain , fiberglass rods , and latex paint , Dimensions variable , 2017 28 Valentine’s Crawfish , Wood , latex paint , and reflective vinyl , Dimensions variable , 2017 29 ( bottom ) Dekalb , Wood , latex paint , slipcast porcelain , latex , enamel paint , and C clamps , Dimensions variable , 2017 30 Daisy Chain Teaser , Plywood , latex and enamel paint , fiberglass , and streamers , Dimensions variable , 2017

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Asche l y Vau g ha n Co n e

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Aschely Vaughan Cone current body of work investigates ideas of doubleness — entry and obstruction, patterns overlaid and intersecting, acts of veiling. Pivoting between arch / void or shield / form, the works unfold as their patterned surfaces veil, collapse and expand. Recently graduated from the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art with an mfa in 2016. In 2007 she received a ba in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD, studying classics and philosophy; in 2012 she received an ma in Art History from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. She has also studied at the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture, the Chautauqua School of Art and the New York Studio School. In 2016, her work was featured in New American Paintings mfa annual edition. Her awards include a matching scholarship for study at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the smcm-mica Artist House Teaching Fellowship. She was also the recipient of The Henry Walters Traveling Fellowship, which will allow her to travel to Indonesia during the Summer of 2017 to study Indonesian textiles and sacred architecture.


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Black Shield , Oil and acrylic on canvas , 96 × 72 in . , 2016 Pattern Shark , Oil and acrylic on canvas , 96 × 72 in ., 2016 Diamond Overtakes Diamond , Oil on canvas , 96 × 72 in ., 2017 Diamond Stripes Escalator , Oil and acrylic on canvas , 96 × 72 in  ., 2017

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Rache l G u a r d i o l a

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Rachel Guardiola is an interdisciplinary artist with a background in natural history preservation. Her practice investigates the intersection of art, science, and human curiosity to seek the unknown through lens based technology. Rachel is a current Artist Fellow at Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington DC. She lives and works between Baltimore, MD where she maintains a studio at School 33 Art Center and New York, NY. She has exhibited internationally in the U.S., Iceland, Denmark, France, Italy, Australia, and Senegal. Rachel has been an artist in residence with a . i. r. Gallery Governors Island, Arctic Circle Art & Science Expedition in Svalbard, heima in Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland, Vermont Studio Center, and Atelier de Visu in Marseille, France. Her work has been selected for List í ljósi Light Festival, Light City Baltimore 2016 & 2017, Artscape 2015 & 2017, Re:Cinema, and Nature in the Dark II. She received an mfa from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2015 and bfa from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2007.


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What are a few of your favorite books or movies that you enjoyed in 2017? I read a lot and find influence often in literature and science fiction. The novel The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin; I read this book while and after I was traveling through the Arctic. This was an influential read recommended last year through another artist. The Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, which is the novel that inspired Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker. A Cyborg Manifesto by Donna Haraway, and The Posthuman by Rosi Braidotti, all of which have had great influence on my studio practice. I also read Olaf Stapledon’s Star Maker for a second time.

Why did you decide to apply to the Hamiltonian Fellowship? I applied to the Fellowship while in the final year of graduate school. I had heard about the program from professors that had been past fellows, and seen a few exhibitions and gallery talks by artists there. I really liked the work that came out of the gallery first and foremost. Before going back to graduate school, I spent a good amount of time working many different jobs some outside of the art realm. I knew it was important after school to stay connected with a community of artists and find the support as an emerging artist to be able to create a situation where I could dedicate a good amount of time in studio while balancing work.

What are some of the challenges that you face as an artist? Balancing work and studio time; finding a comfortable balance between the necessities of maintaining a full-time job and participating in endeavors that often call for periods of travel in remote spaces. I think I may try to find a way to combine these in the near future.

Transmission from Terra Incognita , Video installation , Dimensions variable , 2017 The Archeologies from VEGA’s Garden , Chromogenic color print , 20 × 24 in . , 2017 The Archeologies from VEGA’s Garden , Chromogenic color print , 20 × 24 in . , 2017 The Adventures of the Investigator & Madam VEGA ( And Their Archeologies ) , Still from video performance series , 5 min . , 2016–ongoing 44 The Adventures of the Investigator & Madam VEGA ( And Their Archeologies ) , Still from video performance series , 3 min . 25 sec . , 2016–ongoing 41 42 43 44

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Magali Hébert-Huot has a rigorous studio practice, investigating and synthesizing her interests in sculpture, printmaking, architecture and history. Magali, originally from Québec City, is currently residing in Baltimore MD. After Studying at Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy, she completed her bfa at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2012 and received her mfa at Maryland Institute College of Art — Rinehart School of Sculpture in 2015. She has a rigorous studio practice, investigating and synthesizing her interests in sculpture, printmaking, architecture and history. She has exhibited work in ‘Fresh Paint / New Construction’ at Art Mûr Gallery in Montreal, and has recently shown at (e)merge Art Fair in DC, Open Space and Space Camp in Baltimore, as well as various exhibitions in Philadelphia and Québec City. She is the 2015 recipient of the International Sculpture Center Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award.


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What are you currently listening to in your studio? Does hockey count ? ! ? Yeah well, the Montreal Canadiens season is back and they are not bad right now so it is playing in the studio 3 to 4 nights a week these days. Other than that, I tend to listen to an insane amount of murder themed podcasts and I recently found out about a bunch of French Canadian podcasts about hockey so that plays when there isn’t a game I guess. That’s for most times except when it is time to pour a mold, that changes it all. I switch to a playlist I used to have with another mold-maker that is mostly all 80s–90s super pop songs. I am a bit superstitious about it; I blame molds cracking up and leaking everywhere on me not playing the right song at that moment.

a lot too. I always feel like there is a very similar approach to baking and mold-making. That explains the weird things I make for friends on their birthdays. To be honest, I am also very much a bar person. I bartended for a long time and I find them to be the best place to be alone and think but also the best place to be around people that don’t only talk about art (and that’s very much needed sometimes!) What are some future goals for you after the Hamiltonian fellowship? I mostly have long term goals at this point. I would love to be able to leave North America in the next 10 years and start some of the business projects that have been slowly taking shape in my head.

What are some favorite activities or interests that you spend time on when you’re not in your studio? That’s a thing ? !  ! ! If I am stuck or in a bad mood, I have to go in the woods. I really enjoy trying to get lost in the woods and often comes back in the studio with my bag full of branches and mushrooms … I cook and bake

47 Untitled ( Castor / Pink ) , mdf, stucco , and wax , 74 × 19 × 12 in. , 2017 48 Untitled ( Chop Chop ) , odb , 96 × 12 × 12 in. , 2015 ( Left ) , Untitled ( Pushing Axe ) , mdf, urethane , and rubber , 72 × 16 × 3 in. , 2015 ( Right ) 49 Untitled ( To Preserve/Orange ) , Expanding foam , plaster , tree , wax , and flocking , 10 × 34 × 14 in. , 2017 49 Untitled ( Corner ) , Expanding foam , 36 × 42 × 42 in. , 2015 50 Untitled ( Faller / Yellow ) , mdf, tree , stucco , rubber , and flocking , 37 × 26 × 18 in. , 2017

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Paolo Morales is a photographer. Exhibitions include the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, Kings Highway Library, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, and ClampArt, among others. Residencies include Blue Mountain Center and Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. He received a bfa from The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University and an mfa in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design. He teaches at The Potomac School.

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What artist(s) would you like to show with in the future? Byron Kim, John Gossage, and Thomas Roma

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What are some ideas that you are exploring in your current body of work? Most recently, I have been editing and continuing to photograph people I met in Philadelphia while I was an Artist-in-Residence at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. The people I photograph live an area where longtime residents are struggling with drug addictions, while newcomers are constructing new properties and increasing rent prices. My ambition in these pictures is to show how people care for each other in the face of shared adversity.

What are some future goals for you after the Hamiltonian fellowship? I would love to release a book through a publisher, and hopefully before I finish my Hamiltonian Fellowship, get a full-time college teaching job.

53 Hopeless Fortunes , Cookies wrapped in plastic with paper inside ( Installation view ) , Dimensions variable , 2017 54 – 55 Hopeless Fortunes , Cookies wrapped in plastic with paper inside , Dimensions variable , 2017 56 My Grandfather Exercising , Archival inkjet print , 20 × 24 in. , 2014 56 Two Hands on a Tree Stump , Archival inkjet print , 20 × 16 in. , 2016

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Rives Wiley, born in 1990, is a painter and video maker working in Washington DC. She received her bfa from Rhode Island School of Design in 2013. She recently attended Vermont Studio Center, was featured in Maake Magazine, and became a Hamiltonian fellow. Her work has been exhibited in group shows in DC and Rhode Island, and she will have her first solo show at the Hillyer Art Space in October 2016.

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What are some of your favorite books or movies that you enjoyed in 2017? After the election, I went through a dystopian movie phase. I re-watched some classic movies one being A Clockwork Orange. I also found some new goodies like The Lobster which was especially moving. I saw Rocky Horror Picture Show for the first time!

Can you describe your experience at Hamiltonian? What are some of your favorite memories? Hamiltonian has transformed me from an art school graduate into a professional artist. My favorite experience was showing in Miami. While it was an honor to exhibit, I also had fun bonding with the Ham Fam and having a glimpse of the international “art world.”

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What are some ideas that you are exploring in your current body of work? I’ve recently been thinking about how to “unbalance” an image, visualizing my body’s feelings, haunted houses, how people conform to the limits of an image, gentrification, and how much I don’t like yoga.

59 Wheatfield Ecstacy , Oil on panel , 48 × 48 in. , 2017 60 – 61 DIY Laser Eye Surgery ( installation ) , Oil paint , hair weave , wood , resin , and video , 100 × 96 × 40 in. , 2016 62 Paint and Sip ( How To Paint A Mountain ) , Oil on panel , 48 × 60 in. , 2017 62 Woman Laughing with Salad , Oil on panel , 48 × 72 in. , 2016

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Lynn Hackney is a wellknown entrepreneur and innovator in the Washington, DC multifamily real estate industry. Lynn is the only woman in the metropolitan area who has a leadership position in her field as owner of a major real estate services firm, residential or commercial. Under her leadership, Urban Pace has been number one in market share in its field for many years, even during the financial downturn, during which Urban Pace experienced record-breaking prices and sales pace. Since Lynn founded Urban Pace in 2001, the company has orchestrated the disposition of more than $ 1 .8 billion of real estate assets comprising more than 6,000 condominiums and townhomes.

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K. David Meit, cpm ® has nearly thirty years’ experience in multifamily real estate in New York City and Washington, DC metro area. Before founding Oculus Realty in 2010, his career included successful management and executive positions at Bozzuto Management, Forest City Residential, daro Realty and Vornado / Charles E. Smith. He is a licensed real estate broker in the District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Maryland. Before entering real estate, David’s early career included positions at the Andrea Marquette Gallery and Grogan & Company Auctioneers in Boston and Lillian Heidenberg Fine Art in New York City.

Mary Early is a sculptor working primarily in wood and beeswax. She has a special interest in the materials and techniques of contemporary sculpture and installation art and has exhibited her sculpture both regionally and nationally since 1995. Early serves as the Director of hemphill, a Washington, DC art gallery founded in 1993, with an expertise in exhibition planning, curatorial services, and art collection management. She has worked closely with artist estates and collections to develop long-range exhibition and collection management plans and to place individual works and collections with museum institutions and private collectors.

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Paul So is the founder of the Hamiltonian Gallery and the Hamiltonian Artists. He is also a painter, art collector, entrepreneur, and a physics professor at George Mason University.


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George Koch is a painter, founder of A. Salon, Ltd., founding board member of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, Cultural Development Corporation, Artomatic, Inc., and served four terms as Commissioner of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Felix Angel is a Colombian-born artist, art director, designer and freelance curator. He received his degree in architecture from the Medellin’s Institute of Fine Arts, where he simultaneously pursued studies in painting, drawing, and ceramics. His work has been exhibited in over 100 international solo exhibitions and is held in the public collections of the Bass Art Museum in Miami, the Detroit Institute of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Art, among others. From 2000 – 2011, Angel was the Director of Cultural Center at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, dc, where he continues to live and work today.

Janay’ Turner works as the office manager for the National Environmental Education Foundation ( n eef ) where she is responsible for accounting and budgeting, human resources, and general office management. Prior to joining neef , Janay’ worked as the business manager for the Arts Council of Fairfax County. She holds a Master of Arts in Arts Management from George Mason University. Having a passion for the arts and giving back to her community, Janay’ started her own business in 2015, Turn2Music llc , providing private piano lessons and music workshops for people ages 5 and up. Janay’ remains an active member of Emerging Arts Leaders DC, the Washington, D.C. Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, and the National Association for Music Educators.  

Owner of Bright Yaneza & Associates, llc ( bya ) , Sarah is a Master’s prepared professional who provides financial and business management solutions to notfor-profit organizations in the Washington, DC area. Sarah has nine years of experience in accounting for not-forprofit and for-profit organizations. Prior to forming bya in 2008, she was the Director of Finance & Administration for The Washington Chorus and, prior to that position, was the Patron Services Manager for the organization. In 2007, Sarah earned a Master of Arts in Arts Management from George Mason University and earned a Bachelor’s of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Miami.

Greg Kearley is one of the co-owners of Project 4, a contemporary art gallery with an emphasis on mid-career and emerging artists. He is also one of the principals in the award-winning DC architectural firm, Inscape Studio.

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Girl Power Meetups Corcoran School of the Arts & Design / George Washington University ArtTable SR /A Interior Design The PEW Charitable Trusts H Space / ArtView Sugar Shack Donuts Kit and Ace Artsy Goucher College Shepherd University The Line Hotel IVY Connect 13 | U Creative Time GreenStep L L C ANC - 1B Mid City Artists

We would also like to thank everyone who has supported us over the last ten years. The work we do would not be possible without the generosity, involvement, and commitment from all of you.

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The DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities Inscape Studios JBGS Companies The National Endowment for the Arts Sunlight Taxes The Share Fund The Silk Road Society at the Freer and Sackler Galleries Urban Pace Washington Project for the Arts Transformer Now Be Here / The National Museum of Women in the Arts The Wassaic Projects STABLE Glenstone Foundation


CATALOGUE Coordinator James Williams II Graphic Design Eva Gonçlaves HAMILTONIAN STAFF Founder and Executive Director Paul So Program Manager James Williams II Director of Hamiltonian Gallery Amanda Jirón-Murphy

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Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 – 6:00 pm or by appointment


Hamiltonian’s mission is to build a dynamic community of innovative artists and effective visual art leaders by providing professional development opportunities to innovative new artists and by advancing their entrepreneurial success. We believe that access to information and experience on how to navigate the contemporary art industry creates confident artists who make well-informed decisions regarding their careers. In turn, these artists will positively impact our society and the economy through the longevity of their careers. Our three core values are: Professional Development Artistic Excellence Community

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Hamiltonian Artists & Gallery 2017 Catalog  
Hamiltonian Artists & Gallery 2017 Catalog