Kate Hamilton works in the Mid-Hudson Valley and New York City. She explores the nature of clothing through design, sculpture and costume. Her hats and clothes have sold internationally. She has designed costumes for art performances, dance, opera and theater in New York, Berlin and Zurich. Her sculpture has been shown in New York and the greater New York area. Kate was born with a caul.
Unison Gallery, New Paltz, NY. Closet of Nothing (July 2011). http://www.unisonarts.org
COTA, New Paltz, NY Corridors 2011 (2011) http://www.celebrationofthearts.net
COTA, New Paltz, NY. Corridors 2010 (2010) http://www.celebrationofthearts.net
BACA, Beacon, NY. Windows on Main Street (2010) http://www.beaconarts.org
Concordia College, Morehead, MN. (Dis)covering the veil, Curator Jennifer Heath (Sept 2011)
Unframed Gallery, New Paltz, NY. Under the Sea (2011).
Unison Gallery, New Paltz, NY. Submerged (2010).
George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ. Continuum (2009).
BAG Gallery, Brooklyn NY. Politics of Power (2007)
Samuel Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, NY. Anxious Object (2006).
Transcultural Exchange, NYC. The Tile Project; Destination: the World. One year installation. Mercer playground. (2004-2005)
COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE/WEARABLE ART
Theater Stok, Zurich. Sinnlich Verstrickt Collaboration and performance (with Sarah Stead and Valerie Arias), including wooden tailcoat, stage-filling rose dress and large lip-shaped fans. Bluebird Productions (2010) http://www.bluebirdproductions.ch
Theater Stok, Zurich. Vier Frauen: Quilt Collaboration with Stead and Arias (see above), including 35′ circumference skirt (worn by singer on ladder), which transforms into shadow-puppet theater. Bluebird Productions (2008).
Gallery Tristesse, Berlin. Inside/Out. Wearable-Art garments for store window performance pieces by Laura Barnett and Sandra Spannon. Wired, gravity defying, transparent 19th century aprons with feathered angel wings (2005).
Chashama Gallery, NYC. Inside/Out (see above) (2006).
COSTUME DESIGN (PARTIAL LIST)
Dancing Divas Night – 2010 LaMama Moves! Choreographer Debra Wanner, La Mama, NYC (2010).
Close Choreographer Debra Wanner, Chen Dance Theater, NYC (2010).
2Parts Whole Choreographer Debra Wanner, West End Theater, NYC (2008,10)
Skin Deep Premiere. Author: Tina Howe, Dir: L. Barnett. Summer Shorts, Theaters 59, Festival of NewAmerican Short Plays (2007).
Dora Dir. Nancy Fales Garrett , La Mama Theater, NYC. Original opera (2002).
Spoon River Anthology, Saturday Night, The Little Prince, Words, Words, Words, Anything Goes, Tartuffe, Archangels Don’t play Pinball, Twelfth Night, Breasts of Tiresias (and many more!) Various directors including Sharon Lamazor, Nancy Reardon, Laura Barnett, Diane Gnagnarelli and Dov Lebowitz-Nowak. Saint Ann’s School, Brooklyn, NYC (2002-2011).
Macbeth, Waiting for Godot, True West Dir. James Glossman, Luna Theater, Montclair, NJ (1996-9).
Dora Dir. Diane Schenker, American Chamber Opera Company, NYC (1997).
Re-Tee Designer, recycled tee shirt line of hats (2009-now)
Etak Designer/Founder, Etak: hats and clothes (1984-96)
Parsons School of Design ………Lecturer 3D Design, Foundation Division NYC; 2007-2009
Saint Ann’s School………………..Costume Teacher/Designer Brooklyn, NY; 1996-Present
West Kortright Centre………….. Costume Teacher/Designer E. Meredith, NY; 1996-2009