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Janet L Hamilton

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S128, 2017 Mixed Media On Canvas 30"X30"X.5" © Janet L Hamilton
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S144, 2017 Mixed Media On Canvas 24"X30"X1.5" © Janet L Hamilton
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S122, 2017 Mixed Media On Canvas 24"X36"X1.5" © Janet L Hamilton
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SL121, 2017 Mixed Media On Canvas 24"X36"X1.5" © Janet L Hamilton
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S139, 2017 Mixed Media On Canvas 30"X30"X1.5" © Janet L Hamilton
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S125, 2017 Mixed Media On Canvas 24"X30"X1.5" © Janet L Hamilton
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S140, 2017 Mixed Media On Canvas 20"X20"X1.5" © Janet L Hamilton
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S130, 2017 Mixed Media On Canvas 16"X20"X1.5" © Janet L Hamilton
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S133, 2017 Mixed Media On Canvas 36"X36"X1.5" © Janet L Hamilton
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DB8, 2016 Oil And Spray Paint On Canvas 48"X36" © Janet L Hamilton
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Morocco 12, 2016 Oil On Canvas 48"X36"X1.5 © Janet L Hamilton
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Abstract Landscape L, 2017 Mixed Media On Canvas 16"X20"X1.5" © Janet L Hamilton
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AL-L2, 2017 Mixed Media On Canvas 30"X30"X.5" © Janet L Hamilton
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AL-G2, 2017 Mixed Media On Canvas 24"X36"X1.5" © Janet L Hamilton
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AL-S, 2017 Mixed Media On Canvas 24"X30"X1.5" © Janet L Hamilton
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AL-R, 2017 Mixed Media On Canvas 24"X36"X1.5" © Janet L Hamilton
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Morocco 15, 2017 Oil On Canvas 24"X24"X1.5" © Janet L Hamilton
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AL-T, 2017 Mixed Media On Canvas 36"X36"X1.5" © Janet L Hamilton
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AL-U, 2017 Mixed Media On Canvas 24"X30"X1.5" © Janet L Hamilton
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S146, 2017 Mixed Media On Canvas 40"X40"X1.5" © Janet L Hamilton
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S164, 2017 Mixed Media On Canvas 40"X40"X1.5" © Janet L Hamilton
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Morocco 16, 2017 Oil On Canvas 30"X40"X1.5" © Janet L Hamilton
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Mansfield, OH
Lives in
Orland Park, IL
Works in
Orland Park, IL
Schools
Columbia College Chicago
Representing galleries
Outnumbered Gallery, Littleton, CO
Statement

My work is inspired by the contrast between nature and urban decay. I see beauty in anything aged or distressed like a rusty door or decaying wall and try to bring those elements into my work. I’m intrigued by the power of color and how it can evoke an emotion or create a mood.  

My process is spontaneous and gestural with an element of sculpture. I stack, layer, and scrape the paint using various knives to create the desired depth and texture. The paint becomes the subject and takes on the direction and energy expressed.  

My recent body of work features a series of collage abstracts using paper, wax, spray paint, latex, and oil paint.  They are carefully arranged and have a slightly weathered feeling to them.  I use the grid as a means of creating structure, while the colors and textures crash and collide on the canvas. These compositions are freed from the everyday images in my mind to create a new form of visual energy.

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016    Jerry’s Restaurant, Chicago, IL

2015    “Spring Interlude”, Studio Oh Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014    Industrious Office Space, Chicago, IL

2014    Orland Park Public Library, October, Orland Park, IL

2014    Clinton Arts Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014    Jerry’s Sandwiches, Chicago, IL

2010    Salon Envy Salon, Chicago, IL

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018    Group Show, Riverside Township Gallery, Riverside, IL

2017    Modern Abstraction, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO

2017    In Depth, Studio Oh Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016    “All Women”, Contemporary Art Gallery Online, February

2016    The Red Show, Linus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016    EVOLUTION, Studio Oh, Chicago, IL

2014    Who’s Afraid of Red Show, Studio Oh, Chicago, IL

2014    Andersonville Art and Design Weekend, Jerry’s, Chicago, IL

2014    “The Abstract Show III”, Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, IL

2014    “Absolutely Abstract”, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2014    Artwork Network, Denver, CO, Online Gallery

2014    Jerry’s Sandwiches, Andersonville Location, Chicago, IL

2014    "Celebrate with Color", FCCA Frederick Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA

2014    "All About Colors", Arterie Fine Arts, Naperville, IL

2014    "4th Friday’s", The Starline Gallery, Harvard, IL

2014    Rootstock Wine Bar, Chicago, IL

2014    UGallery, San Francisco, CA, Online Gallery

2013    "Technology + Art", River East Art Center, Chicago, IL

2013    "Colorful Compositions", Leading Artists Gallery, Online

2013    "MobiU Summit 2013", Aon Center, Chicago, IL

2013    "Coyote 2013", The Wicker Park/Bucktown Festival of the Arts, Chicago, IL

2013    The Next Wave Art Salon, Elgin, IL

2013    “Fluidity", Union Street Gallery, Chicago IL

2013    Funderhut Event, Society Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009    Garfield Park Art Fair, Chicago, IL

2008    West Loop Art Market, Chicago, IL

 

PRESS

2016    Fine Art Seen, Artist Interview, April Issue

2014    Professional Artist Magazine, Artist Spotlight, Interview, April/May Issue

2006    Chicago Home and Garden, A Taste of Simplicity, October Issue

 

AWARDS

2016    Fourth Place, “All Women”, Contemporary Art Gallery Online

2016    Special Merit Award, - Light Space and Time Gallery, Abstract Art Exhibition

2014    People's Choice Winner, Studio Oh, Who's Afraid of Red Show, Chicago, IL

2014    Special Recognition Award - Light, Space and Time Gallery, Open Art Exhibition

2014    2nd Prize, Arterie Fine Arts, "All About Colors" Juried Show, "The Last Word"

2013    Honorable Mention, Leading Artists Gallery, Colorful Composition Exhibition

   2013    Special Recognition Award - Light, Space and Time Gallery, Open Art Exhibition

Exhibited at these venues
Janet L Hamilton has Exhibited at these venues: