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.
Sept 2013 Hillman-Jackson Gallery Simon’s Rock College, Great Barrington, MA.
Nov/Dec 2012 Koussevitzky Art Gallery, Berkshire Community College, MA.
July/Aug 2011 Closet of Nothing West Kortright Centre Gallery, East Meredith, NY.
July 2011 Closet of Nothing Unison Gallery, New Paltz, NY.
2012 After the Trace KMOCA, Kingston, NY.
2011 (Dis)covering the Veil Concordia College, Morehead, MN. Curator: Jennifer Heath.
2011 Under the Sea Unframed Gallery, New Paltz, NY.
2010 Submerged Unison Gallery, New Paltz, NY.
2009 Continuum George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ.
2007 Politics of Power BAG Gallery, Brooklyn NY.
2006 Anxious Object Samuel Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, NY.
2004-2005 The Tile Project; Destination: the World Transcultural Exchange, NYC. One year installation. Mercer playground.
COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE/WEARABLE ART
Nov 2013 La Voix Humaine Collaboration with Valerie Arias (Mezzo Soprano) on Poulenc/Cocteau telephonic Opera. Directed by Claudia Blersch, Musical Director Giancarlo Prossimo. Creation of set and costumes, including a very large shirt.
July 2013 DaDa Spill Collaboration with Marian Schoettle: staged in the mine at the Snyder Estate, Rosendale, NY. With the help of 20 contributors/performers, this was a DaDa set of happenings (and the play Wrench!) considering mines, document storage and the state of life today.
May 2012 Wrench A theatrical collaboration: written by Elana Greenfield, with props and costumes by K Hamilton. Direction by Charlotte Meehan of Sleeping Weazels. Factory Theater, Boston, MA.
March 2010 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) Theater Stok, Zurich. http://www.bluebirdproductions.ch
October 2008 Vier Frauen: Quilt Collaboration with Stead and Arias (see above), including 35′ circumference skirt (worn by singer on ladder), which transformed into shadow-puppet theater. Bluebird Productions (2008). Theater Stok, Zurich.
Summer 2005 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. Gallery Tristesse, Berlin.
2006 Inside/Out (see above) Chashama Gallery, NYC.
2012 Corridors 2011, COTA, New Paltz, NY. http://www.celebrationofthearts.net
2011 Corridors 2011, COTA, New Paltz, NY. http://www.celebrationofthearts.net
2010 Corridors 2010, COTA, New Paltz, NY. http://www.celebrationofthearts.net
2010 Windows on Main Street, BACA, Beacon, NY. http://www.beaconarts.org
COSTUME DESIGN (PARTIAL LIST)
2012 Alte Liebe Neu Valerie Arias, singer, Giancarlo Prossimo, Musical Director. Zurich.
2010 Dancing Divas Night – 2010 LaMama Moves! Choreographer Debra Wanner, La Mama, NYC.
2010 Close Choreographer Debra Wanner, Chen Dance Theater, NYC.
2008+10 2Parts Whole Choreographer Debra Wanner, West End Theater, NYC.
2007 Skin Deep Premiere. Author: Tina Howe, Dir: L. Barnett. Summer Shorts, Theaters 59, Festival of NewAmerican Short Plays.
2002 Dora Dir. Nancy Fales Garrett , La Mama Theater, NYC. Original opera.
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).
1996-9 Macbeth, Waiting for Godot, True West Dir. James Glossman, Luna Theater, Montclair, NJ.
1997 Dora Dir. Diane Schenker, American Chamber Opera Company, NYC.
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