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Barebones CV

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.


2015                  Muroff-Kotler Gallery, SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge, NY.

2014                  Barnes-Franklin Gallery, Tunxis Community College, CT.

2014                  Thompson Giroux Gallery,  Chatham, NY.

2013                   Hillman-Jackson Gallery,  Simon’s Rock College, Great

Barrington, MA.

2012                    Koussevitzky Art Gallery, Berkshire Community College,

Pittsfield, MA.

2011                    West Kortright Centre Gallery, West Kortright Centre, East

Meredith, NY.

2011                    Water Street Gallery (Unison), New Paltz, NY.


2020                  Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, NY

                             Byrdcliff, Woodstock, NY

                             Roxbury Arts Center, Roxbury, NY

                             Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ

2019                   Albany International Airport, Albany, NY

                           Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

                           The Re Institute, Millerton, NY

                            Byrdcliffe, Woodstock, NY

                            Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY

2018                   Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

                            Hunter Arts Center, Hunter, NY

                            Atlantic Gallery, NYC

                            Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY

2017                    Thompson Giroux Gallery, En Masse 2017, Chatham, NY

                             Greene County Arts Center, Centennial: SHE, Catskill, NY

                             Athens Cultural Center, A Declaration of Sentiments, Athens, NY

                             The Shirt Factory, 100 Year Celebration,  Kingston, NY

2016                    Carrie Haddad Gallery, Winter Show, Hudson, NY

                            Thompson Giroux Gallery, En Masse III, Chatham, NY

2015                   Thompson Giroux Gallery, En Masse II, Chatham, NY

                            Westbeth Gallery, Correspondence, NYC, NY

                            Roxbury Arts Center, Large Works, Roxbury, NY

                            Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, Family Matters

Poughkeepsie, NY.

                             Greene County Council on the Arts, Extreme Surfaces

Catskill, NY

2014                     Thompson Giroux Gallery, En Masse, Chatham, NY

                              KMOCA, In Plain Sight, Kingston, NY

                              Trestle Gallery, Small Works, Brooklyn, NY.

                              Walt Meade Gallery, Roxbury Art Center, Roxbury, NY

                               Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, ‘Viewpoints 2014′,

Newark, NJ.

2013                      Roos Gallery, Rosendale, NY (collaboration with Mau


                               Islip Art Museum, ‘NYFA MARK Exhibition, Islip, NY.

2012                      KMOCA, ‘After the Trace’, Kingston, NY.

2011                       Concordia College, (Dis)covering the Veil’, Morehead,

MN.  Curator: Jennifer Heath

2010                      Unison Gallery, ‘Submerged’, New Paltz, NY.

2009                     George Segal Gallery, ‘Continuum’, Montclair, NJ.

2007                      BAG Gallery, Politics of Power‘, Brooklyn NY.

2006                      Samuel Dorsky Museum,  ‘Anxious Object’, New Paltz,


2004-2005          The Tile Project; Destination: the World   Transcultural

Exchange, NYC.   One year installation.  Mercer playground.


2018          The Seven Deadly Sins  (Weill/Brecht) Collaboration with Valerie Arias               & Claudia Blersch. Interuptive multi-media opera production. Co-developed show and created art set of 250 hand sewn/handmade paper houses. Rigiblick Theater, Zurich.

2018            On the Verge; Blink St. Ann’s School, Brooklyn. Interactive installation with film projections and original music, live and canned. Collaboration with Jon Elliott, composer and Deborah Dobsky, filmmaker.

2018             I Dream I am You Public Art, Commissioned by Albany International    Airport, Albany, NY

2015           O+Festival ‘The Other’s Other’.  Interactive big garment installation.  Collaboration with Tona Wilson, videographer.  Kingston, NY.

2014          Micro-Festival of Unfinished Puppetry, Trois Rivieres, Quebec.  ‘It’s a Big World in There’, an interactive installation of kinetic sculpture, projections and sound.  A collaboration with artists Tona Wilson (video) and Jonathan Elliott (sound).

2014           C H R C H Project Space, Cottekill, NY.   First showing for It’s a Big World in There’. At the space in which it was born!

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. Rigiblick Theater, Zurich.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2006              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. Chashama Gallery, NYC.

2005              Inside/Out. (see above) Gallery Tristesse, Berlin.


2012         Corridors 2011, COTA, New Paltz, NY.

2011        Corridors 2011, COTA, New Paltz, NY.

2010        Corridors 2010COTA, New Paltz, NY.

2010         Windows on Main Street, BACA, Beacon, NY.


2014         Women’s Studio Workshop  Residency at C H R C H Project Space.  To create new work and experiment with rigging, projections and sound.

2012        Women’s Studio Workshop Joint residency with Mau Schoettle to create hand made paper for garments to be used in The Mine Project:DadaSpill, 2013.


2013          La Voix Humaine  Valerie Arias, Singer, Giancarlo Prossimo, Musical Dir, Claudia Blersch, Dir. Zurich.

2012          Alte Liebe Neu  Valerie Arias, singer, Giancarlo Prossimo, Musical Dir.  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; 1996-2018

West Kortright Centre………….. Costume Teacher/Designer E. Meredith, NY; 1996-2009

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