Jamie Hamilton



Jamie Hamilton's work has been exhibited internationally at venues including the Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe and the Lindner Project Space in Berlin. Hamilton grew up in Santa Fe, NM, where he studied classical piano for thirteen years with proteges of Claudio Arrau and Arthur Rubinstein. He holds a BA from Bard college in New York and an MFA from Transart University in Berlin. A climber since the age of eight, Hamilton has explored the Himalayas, Alps, Canadian Rockies but most enjoyed climbing El Capitan.  Building wood, concrete and steel structures for Judy Pfaff, working with Tom Joyce and Bruce Nauman, and as a rigger in the entertainment world have solidified a knowledge of material and working processes that informs his artwork. Drawing from a varied background in sport, music and building, Hamilton's interdisciplinary work arises from curiosity about the limits of the body, knowledge and materials. Described by ARTnews as a “free-wheeling modern-day Leonardo,” Hamilton makes an art of pursuing balance in precarious circumstances, evoking both mythic themes and contemporary dilemmas.



2002 BA Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, NY

2014 MFA, Transart University, Berlin/New York


Public Presentation of Works:

2016   Site Unseen 9, Group Exhibition, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

            Just south of Washington Ave and over the River, Clandestine high wire performance, Los Angeles, California

            Between the 10 and 5, Clandestine high wire performance, Los Angeles, California

            Currents New Media Festival, Group Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM

            Ready Made: 100 years, Group Exhibition, Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2015    Incompletenss Theorem, Solo Exhibition, Chiaroscuro Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

            HIgh Wire, Bread and Soup, Solo High Wire Performance, Glorieta, NM

            Axle Indoors, Group show, Peter Projects, Santa Fe, NM

2014    Art Collision and Repair, Group Show, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

            Morsel of Ground, Clandestine Solo Highwire Performance, Güterbahnhof Pankow, Berlin, Germany

           Currents New Media, Group Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM

            Geophilia, Solo Aerial Performance, Ufer Studios, Berlin, Germany  

            Human, Not Human, Superhuman, Group Show, Lindner Project Space, Berlin, Germany

            Spring Thaw, Group Show, Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

            Armory show, Group Show, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

2013    High Wire, Solo Aerial Performance, in conjunction with Axle Contemporary, Glorieta, NM

            Open Frame, Group Show, Supermarkt, Berlin, Germany.

            Trolly Tracks, Solo Aerial Performance, Danzinger Straße, Berlin, Germany

            Cumulous Skies, Group Show, Community Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2012     Arrhythmic Visions, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

2011      Eros, Launch Projects, Santa Fe, NM

             Heaven and Hell, Group Show, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM

2009    Mechanical Drawing, Crowell Studio, Venice Beach, CA

2007    Flight of Fancy, Group Show, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM



2009    Flying Out of this World, MICA, Baltimore Maryland

2010    Climbing and Sculpture, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

2013    High Wire and Precarity, Supermarkt, Berlin, Germany

2014    Morsel of Ground, Ufer Studios, Berlin, Germany

2015    Art as Acrobat, El Paso Community College, El Paso Texas



Adobe Airstream, Leanardo's Flying Machines and Jamie Hamilton

Adobe Airstream, Best of 2012 Santa Fe

Climberism Magazine, Jamie Hamilton

ArtNews, Summer 2012

Santa Fe New Mexican Pasatiempo, Probing Paradox

Vasari21, Jamie Hamilton

Visual Art Source Editor's Pic

Welding Journal, Dare Devil Welder Jamie Hamilton

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