Elisa H. Hamilton

Elisa H. Hamilton is a socially engaged multimedia artist who creates inclusive artworks that emphasize shared spaces and the hopeful examination of our everyday places, objects, and experiences. A Boston-area native, she graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a BFA in Painting in 2007. 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. Hamilton 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 collaborative community sound project that was featured in Listen Hear: The Art of Sound at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Community Legacy, a participatory installation in collaboration with the MIT List Visual Arts Center; Slideshow, a story sharing project and interactive photo exhibit co-presented by HUBweek and Now+There; and Pack Our Bags, an interactive installation featured in the exhibition Nine Moments for Now at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art, Cambridge, MA. Hamilton is currently pursuing her MA in Civic Media, Art and Practice at Emerson College, and continues her creative practice at her South End studio at Boston Center for the Arts.

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