Ann Hamilton Reflection prints part of Typology- Morphology -- Work from the institute for Electronic Arts
Ann Hamilton was one of the earliest artists to work at the IEA. Over the years she has returned many times producing a monumental body of printed works. She often works in large series, from which a selection of images are then used to produce individual editions. A recent example of this working practice is the Phora series, which includes a set of twelve prints that were editioned and two copies of the complete series of one-hundred-ninety-two prints.
Excerpt from the Exhibition Catalog about Ann Hamilton
The Reflection Series was the third group of prints made by Hamilton at the IEA. These images mark the occasion Hamilton’s installation myein at The United States Pavilion 48th Venice Biennale 1999. The images are reflections of the artist on multiple layers of glass that were stacked in preparation for the construction of a gridded wall that would cross the entire facade of the United States Pavilion in Venice. Photographed at five minute intervals, the series documents the shifting weather as seen through the recently uncovered pavilion skylights.
“She is a visual artist internationally recognized for the sensory surrounds of her large-scale multi-media installations. Using time as process and material, her methods of making serve as an invocation of place, of collective voice, of communities past and of labor present. Noted for a dense accumulation of materials, her ephemeral environments create immersive experiences that poetically respond to the architectural presence and social history of their sites. Whether inhabiting a building four stories high or confined to the surface of a thimble, the genesis of Hamilton’s art extends outwards from the primary projections of the hand and mouth. Her attention to the uttering of a sound or the shaping of a word with the hand places language and text at the tactile and metaphoric center of her installations. To enter their liminality is to be drawn equally into the sensory and linguistic capacities of comprehension that construct our faculties of memory, reason and imagination.” http://www.annhamiltonstudio.com
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 represented the United States in the 1991 Sao Paulo Bienal, the 1999 Venice Biennale, and has exhibited extensively around the world. Her major commissions include projects for the Park Avenue Armory, The Guggenheim Museum, New York, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan, La Maison Rouge Fondation de Antoine Galbert, Paris, France, The Musee d’art Contemporain, Lyon, France, The Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, The Museum of Modern Art, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, Dia Center for the Arts, New York, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.