ABOUT THE ARTIST
Elisa H. Hamilton is a multimedia artist who creates inclusive artworks that emphasize shared spaces and the hopeful examination of our everyday places, objects, and experiences. She graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2007 with a BFA Painting. Since then, her work has been shown locally and nationally in solo and group exhibitions. In 2017 Hamilton was honored by the Improper Bostonian as Boston's Best Creative Catalyst. Her ongoing project "Dance Spot" has engaged with communities around Boston, as well as at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, and Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA. She has been the recipient of four public art grants to create temporary public works in Boston's Fort Point neighborhood, and a Creative City grant from New England Foundation for the Arts. She has held artist residencies with Vermont Studio Center, Boston Center for the Arts, the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, and the Fenway Alliance. Projects include "Sound Lab," a special community sound project that was featured in "Listen Hear: The Art of Sound" at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, "Community Legacy," a collaboration with the MIT List Visual Arts Center, and "Slideshow," co-presented by HUBweek and Now+There. Hamilton's participatory installation "Pack Our Bags" is currently on view at the Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art as part of the group exhibition "Nine Moments for Now." She continues her creative practice at her South End studio at Boston Center for the Arts.