About John

John Hamilton received his Masters of Fine Arts from the school of Visual Arts, New York, after the completion of a BFA from Tulane University in New Orleans. His paintings and drawings hang in many New Orleans homes, where he lived and worked for his early career. John Hamilton's work has always reflected the environment in which he's lived, such as the ramshackle bayou settings of southeastern Louisiana, as well as surrounding Gulfcoast "Redneck Riviera" locales, and are an irony of ordinary scenes. His most recent work, his having relocated to the Winston Salem, NC area, reflects the rural ambiance thereof, through depictions of various livestock and people, amid the various dilapidated, tumbledown trappings of agrarian life.

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Education

M.F.A., Painting, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
B.F.A., Painting, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
1985

Selected Exhibitions

Cole Pratt Gallery Ltd., New Orleans, LA
2005

Cole Pratt Gallery Ltd., New Orleans, LA
2003

Bascombe-Louise Gallery, Highlands, NC
2000

Cole Pratt Gallery Ltd., New Orleans, LA
1997

Bascombe-Louise Gallery, Highlands, NC
White Linen/Black Leather, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1995

White Linen Affair, Still Zinsel Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1992

New Works, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Arts Council of New Orleans Percent for Art Program, Purchase Award
Anniversary X, Still Zinsel Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1990

After the Blaze, Still Zinsel Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1989

Juried Show, Louisiana Arts and Science Center, Baton Rouge, LA
1988

Group Show, Gimpel Wietzenhoffer Gallery, New York, NY
1987

Group Show, Gimpel Wietzenhoffer Gallery, New York, NY
1985

MFA Group Show, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, Gallery Jules Laforgue, New Orleans, LA
1984

The Dog Show, New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, New Orleans, LA
Group Show, Gallery Jules Laforgue, New Orleans, LA
Group Show, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
1983

Group Show, Gallery Jules Laforgue, New Orleans, LA
1982

Festival of New Works, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
Group Show, Gallery Jules Laforgue, New Orleans, LA
1982

BFA Group Exhibition, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Art Association National - First Place Award
1981

Awards and Honors

Arts Council of New Orleans Percent for Art Program, Purchase Award
1992

Work selected for Juried Exhibition by Donald Cuspit for the Louisiana Arts and Science Center
1989

Awarded Full Scholarship for Graduate Fine Arts Program, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1985

Arthur Q. Davis Prize for Drawing, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Senior Art Exhibit, Tulane University Art Department, Special Recognition
1982

Selected Collections

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans, LA
Private National and International Collections

All works copyrighted, John Hamilton