MORGAN HAMILTON

b. 1988

I have to meet someone in their delusion and, with them, walk along it (to convince them it's just a story they were told and that they are retelling), while remembering not to fall for my own. 

Morgan Hamilton is a visual artist from Florida. He currently resides in New Castle, Delaware and is an adjunct professor at The University of Delaware, where he received his MFA. He is also the curatorial fellow at The Delaware Contemporary. He received his BFA from Florida State University, where he was exposed to artists like Laurie Anderson, Stan Douglas, and Mary Reid Kelley, all of whom influenced his view of video in art. There, he worked for several artists groups and collaborated with a local gallery on behalf of the College of Art. His work ranges from performance and video to sculpture and installation and he has exhibited abroad and at home, from sea to shining sea. He wishes to create future realms whose bedrock is in our present experience. 

MorganJosephHamilton@gmail.com

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & PUBLICATIONS

"Delaware Contemporary Gets Political", DelawarePublicMedia, 2017
"Intersection of Art And Technology", Technical.ly, 2017
"&", contributing writer, DelawareArtsInfo, 2017
"Humble Dispatch", article for Creators Vice, 2017
Lets Write A Bill!, solo exhibition, Practice Gallery, PA 2017
"The Feeling of Being In A Room With A Television", Speak Speak, 2017
Debtfair (participating artist), a project of Occupy Museums, Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC 2016
FOOD, Practice Gallery , PA 201
Unsal, Merve, A Droll Thing. Print. Newark, DE: University of Delaware, 2016
Welcome To Nastroism, solo exhibition, 621 Gallery, FL 2016
Menses, Life Raft Zine Issue 2, 2016
Annual Art Auction, Tallahassee, FL 2016
The Art of Planetary Science, Pasadena, CA 2016
10 Minutes With The Artist, Memorial Union Gallery, ND 2016
Taking Issue, Memorial Union Gallery, ND 2016
N E W S L E T T E R, Issue XIII, 2016
We The People, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL 2016
The Nastroism, Spiritual Text, The Church of Our Humyn of the Ascension, 2016
Farewell, The Delaware Contemporary, DE 2016
11% Opacity, Kunstraum Tapir, Berlin 2016
RBTL, American University, Washington D.C. 2016
New Times SLO, San Luis Obispo, CA 2015
SLO City News, San Luis Obispo, CA 2015
Savages, Steynberg Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA 2015
Welcome, DCCA, DE 2015
The Hamilton Tribute, University of Delaware 2015
Pink, Salon 1522, Philadelphia, PA 2014
On The Right Side Of History: Where We All Went Wrong,
13 Walls Gallery, FL 2014
I Grew Up..., solo exhibition, Carnegie Fine Arts Building, FL 2013
We Da Ppl, Museum of Fine Arts, FL 2013
SIX III, Issue 3, Florida State University 2013
SIX II, Issue 2, Florida State University 2012
Yeti, Cover artists, Florida State University 2012
Metamorphosis, 621 Gallery, FL 2012
Tits: The 2nd Coming, Railroad Square, FL 2012
Art Scene Zine, Various Issues 2011-2014
Tits, The Far Side, FL 2011
12x12, 621 Gallery, FL 2011
Werks, solo exhibition, Railroad Square, FL 2011
Student Show, Pensacola State College, FL 2011

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

Wassaic Artist Residency, Wassaic, NY, 2017
Curatorial Fellowship, The Delaware Contemporary, 2016
A. Gray Magness Scholarship, University of Delaware, 2015
Mentored Research and Creative Endeavors Award, Florida State University, 2013
Mira Creative Arts Award for Visual Arts, Pensacola, Florida, 2006

EDUCATION

MFA Studio Art, 2016, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
BFA Studio Art, 2013, Geography and Art History minors, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

CURATORIAL 

State of the Union/State of Mind, Curatorial Review, The Delaware Contemporary, 2017
2017 Members' Juried Exhibition, Juror, The Delaware Contemporary, 2017
Show The People What They've Won, Curator, The Delaware Contemporary, 2017
Contemporary Gala Art Auction, Juror, The Delaware Contemporary, 2017
We See The Stars, Curator, The Delaware Contemporary, 2016

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