Born in Lima, Ohio, in 1956, Ann Hamilton received a BFA in textile design from the University of Kansas and an MFA in sculpture from the Yale School of Art. She currently serves as a professor in the Department of Art of the Ohio State University.
As the visual artist came to her prominence in the 1980s, Ann Hamilton has been well known for her large-scale multimedia installations. These works are composed of a variety of existing objects, fibers and organic materials, added with sound and visual elements, invoking the viewer with all kinds of sensory associations. Ann Hamilton’s work, through practices of printing, photography, video, performance, and sculpture, embodies an avant-garde exploration of the visual,the linguistic and the tactile. With the linguistic capacities of her installation and her usage of the space, Ann Hamilton has contributed much enlightenment to the contemporary art world, especially the field of installation.