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
2012 Koussevitzky Art Gallery, Berkshire Community College,
2011 West Kortright Centre Gallery, West Kortright Centre, East
2011 Water Street Gallery (Unison), New Paltz, NY.
GROUP EXHIBITS (partial list)
2019 Albany International Airport, Albany, NY
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
The Re Institute, Millerton, NY
Byrdcliffe, Psych Out!, 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
Greene County Council on the Arts, Extreme Surfaces
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′,
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. http://www.bluebirdproductions.ch
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. 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
RESIDENCIES AND GRANTS
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.
COSTUME DESIGN (PARTIAL LIST)
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