Wishing./Well. is an interactive installation that presented the wishing well as a re-imagined altar space. Amid an assemblage of organic materials—a full-sized doe, flowers, bones, glass, and other artifacts—water becomes a portal through which communion between tangible and intangible worlds takes place. Viewers were invited to write down their own wishes and toss them into the well by placing them into glass bottles that reflect the surface of water, supplied by continual video projection.
Installed at the Jewish Museum, March 2016
- Allison Janae Hamilton: Kingdom of the Marvelous. Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY.
- The Black Ain't Project: Installation #1. chashama Gallery, New York, NY.
- SPACE IS THE PLACE. Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
- DandyLion. Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL.
- Badass Art Man. African American Museum in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.
- Artists-in-Residence Group Exhibition. SVA Galleries, New York, NY.
- Wish You Were Here. A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
- Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series. Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY.
- Dirty Sensibilities. Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, New York, NY.
- Cage Unrequited by Pope.L. A performance co-organized by The Studio Museum in Harlem, Performa, and The Grey Art Gallery, NYU and in conjunction with the exhibition Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver. New York, NY.
- Art Director, Roots. |&| Rigor. Director, Tiona McClodden. Philadelphia, PA.
- Art/Production Team, QueenS. Director, dream hampton.
- "Committee." Folklife Festival, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, The Smithsonian Institution. Washington, DC.
- "Sisters." Folklife Festival, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, The Smithsonian Institution. Washington, DC.
- Critical Perspectives on Visual Culture Symposium, Whitney Museum of American Art. May 20, 2014.
- Folklife Festival, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
- Black Portraiture[s]: The Black Body in the West Symposium, Université de Paris Diderot, Paris, France.
- From Portraits to Pinups: Representations of Women in Art and Popular Culture Symposium, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.
- Conversations Lecture Series, Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Columbia University, New York, NY.
- Transnational Feminisms Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom.
"40 Amazing Black Artists to Watch in 2014," NBC's The Grio. TheGrio.com January 3, 2014. Web.
"30 Under 30 Women Photographers," Photoboite. photoboite.com January 1, 2014. Web.
Long, Monique. "Marvelous Dandies: Allison Janae Hamilton Presents Her Foppish Subjects in Lush Landscapes," Studio Museum in Harlem Blog. studiomuseum.org/studio-blog. December 13, 2013. Web.
"Allison Janae Hamilton," Hycide Magazine No. 5 (January 2013), p.59. Print.
"P-Funk," Insight Magazine Vol. 4, No. 3. (Fall 2011), pp. 48-53. Print and Web.
ARTWORK COMMISSIONED FOR PUBLICATIONS
Artforum. November 2014. p. 203. Print.
Transition Magazine. Issue 114 (Summer 2014). pp. 60, 63, 65. http://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/transition. Print and Web.
Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory. Vol. 22, No 2-3 (Fall 2012). Cover Image. Print.
INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS
Moore, Darnell. "TFW Interview: Allison Janae Hamilton on 'The Black Ain't Project Installation #1: Embodiment,'" thefeministwire.com. March 7, 2012. Web.
Wimberly, Dexter. "Dirty Sensibilities: A New South," thestarklife.com. October 12, 2011. Web.
Bailey, Ludlow E. "An Insider's Guide to African Diaspora Art at Basel Miami Beach 2014," thegrio.com. December 4, 2014. Web.
Ball, Charing. "Dandies in Paris," peopleplacesthingsradio.com. December 4, 2012. Web.
Harris, Juliette. "The Great Gathering in Paris," The International Review of African American Art (Spring 2013). Web.
Leavell, Gerald. "Gerald Leavell on ETW '11," studiomuseum.org/studio-blog. April 20, 2011. Web.