About

b. 1988

Pisces , Capricorn , Capricorn

Transmedia artist, educator, curator

Full CV

Morgan Hamilton is a Floridian-New Mexican artist working in Florida, USA. He is currently a doctoral student at Florida State University, studying in the Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Curation program, concentrating on new media exhibition for visitor and artist equity in the Contemporary Art Space. In 2013, he received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in installation, performance, and video art. He completed an Honors in the Major Thesis, and minored in non-western Art History and visual cultures, and Geography. After receiving his MFA from The University of Delaware he taught new media courses to its undergraduate art students. Hamilton also served as the associate curator at The Delaware Contemporary before joining the Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement at Florida State University as an Assistant Director in 2018. He is a son of retired Navy Cryptologists and his childhood was spent moving all over the world, this lead to his love of culture and advocacy for tolerance. His work ranges from performance and video to sculpture and installation, exhibiting abroad and at home, from sea to shining sea. He is a transmedia artist and creates future realms whose bedrock is in our present experience.

Morgan Hamilton received the A. Gray Magness Scholarship for creative merit from The University of Delaware, Newark DE, and a Mentored Research and Creative Endeavors Grant from Florida State University, Tallahassee FL. He is featured in ART Habens 10th Anniversary Biennale publication, and Create! Magazine's Issue IX. He regularly contributes interviews and reviews to video series, radio talk shows, and digital and print publications such as Speak, Speak in Philadelphia PA and Creators Vice. He has exhibited in Germany at Berlin's Tapir Kunsthalle, at CICA Museum in Gyeonggi-do in South Korea, at London's Five Years gallery, and UK-based virtual Skelf Site gallery. His solo shows have ranged from full-scale installation at Gallery 621 in Tallahassee, FL to participatory performance at Practice Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.

Exhibitions

  • Hail the Future Prophets, Contributing media artist, Bold Tendencies, London, UK, 2020
  • SABA V, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE, 2019
  • Art for Dinner, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, 2019
  • Performing Resistance, Invitational, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, 2018
  • 621 Art Auction, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, 2018
  • Human Rights Art Show, Amnesty International, The Plant, Tallahassee, FL, 2018
  • SABA IV, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE, 2018
  • On Madison, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE, 2018
  • The Word of Several Million Years. Aquifer Review, Uni. of Central Florida, 2018
  • Night of 100 Toasts, Invitational, Gallery Fritz, Santa Fe, NM, 2018
  • Being Together Is Not Enough, Five Years Gallery, London, UK, 2018
  • Change of State, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY, 2018
  • Metroscope2000® Kids!, Skelf Site, Skelf.org.uk, London, UK, 2018
  • Space Invaders, Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA, 2018
  • The Schwa Show, Greenville, NC, 2018
  • Portrait 2018, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, 2018
  • PHILIC/PHOBIC, Pensacola Museum Of Art, Pensacola, FL, 2017
  • Visual AIDS, Visual AIDS, New York City, NY, 2017
  • SABA III, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE 2017
  • unsaid, contributing artist, Gianna D, Florida International University, Fl, 2017
  • The New Departments, solo exhibition, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2017
  • Coming Soon, Co-host/contributing artist, Wassaic Project, Wassaic NY, 2017
  • Let's Write A Bill, solo exhibition, Practice Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2017
  • Debtfair, (participating artist), a project of Occupy Museums, Whitney Biennial, 2017,
    Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, 2016
  • Food, Practice Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2016
  • Welcome To Nastroism, solo exhibition, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, 2016
  • Annual Art Auction, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL 2016
  • The Art of Planetary Science, Pasadena, CA, 2016
  • Taking Issue, Memorial Union Gallery, ND, 2016
  • We The People, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL 2016
  • Farewell, The Delaware Contemporary, 2016
  • 11% Opacity, Kunstraum Tapir, Berling, 2016
  • RBTL, American University, Washington, D.C., 2016
  • Savages, Steynberg Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA, 2015
  • Welcome, DCCA, Wilmington, DE, 2015
  • Pink, Salon 1522, Philadelphia, PA, 2015
  • On The Right Side of History: Where Did We All Go Wrong?, Co-host,
    13 Walls Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, 2014
  • I Grew Up..., solo exhibition, Carnegie Fine Arts Building, FL, 2013
  • We Da Ppl, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL, 2013
  • Metamorphosis, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, 2012
  • Tits: The Second Coming, Railroad Square, Tallahassee, FL, 2012
  • Tits, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, 2011
  • 12x12, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, 2011
  • Werks, solo exhibition, Tallahassee, FL, 2011
  • Student Show, Pensacola State College, FL, 2011

Publications & Conferences

  • Florida Statewide Symposium, presenter, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 2019
  • SECAC 2019, presenter and panelist, "Ok, What Now: Life After MFA" session, Chattanooga, TN, 2019
  • Featured Artist. Being Together Is Not Enough, Print. Five Years Gallery, London, UK, 2019
  • Featured Artist Interview. ART Habens, Print. 10th Anniversary Biennale Edition, EU, 2019
  • Featured Artist Interview. Create! Magazine, Print. Issue XI, Wilmington, DE, 2018
  • "Art Watch" Radio Interview, Westchester, PA, 2018
  • Metroscope2000® Kids!Skelf Site, Skelf.org.uk, London, UK, 2018
  • Space Invaders, Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA, 2018
  • "Space Invaders: Show Catalog". Print. Cover/Contributing artist, Boston, MA, 2018
  • unsaid, contributing artist, Gianna D, Florida International University, Fl, 2017
  • "The Delaware Contemporary Gets Political", DelawarePublicMedia, 2017
  • "&", contributing writer, DelawareArtsInfo, 2017
  • "Humble Dispatch", Creators Vice, 2017
  • "The Feeling of Being In A Room With A Television", SpeakSpeak, 2017
  • Debtfair, (participating artist), a project of Occupy Museums, Whitney Biennial, 2017,
    Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, 2016
  • Unsal, Merve, A Droll Thing. Print. Newark, DE: University of Delaware, 2016
  • "When Men See", Print. Menses, Liferaft Zine, Issue 2, 2016
  • 10 Minutes With The Artist, Web Series, Memorial Union Gallery, ND, 2016
  • N E W S L E T T E R, Web Publication, Issue XIII, 2016
  • The Nastroism, Print. Spiritual Text, The Church of Our Humyn of the Ascension, 2016
  • New Times SLO, Web Article, San Luis Obispo, CA, 2015
  • SLO City News, Web Article, San Luis Obispo, CA, 2015
  • The Hamilton Tribute, Print. University of Delaware, 2015
  • SIX III, Print. Issue 3, Tallahassee, FL, 2013
  • SIX II, Print. Issue 2, Tallahassee, FL, 2012
  • Yeti, Print. Tallahassee, FL, 2012
  • Art Scene Zine, Print. Various Issues Tallahassee, FL, 2011-2014

Awards & Residencies

  • Ada Belle Winthrop-King Visual Arts Endowment, Tallahassee, FL, 2019
  • Wassaic Artist Residency, Wassaic, NY, 2017
  • Curatorial Fellowship, The Delaware Contemporary, 2016
  • A. Gray Magness Scholarship, University of Delaware, 2015
  • Mentored Research and Creative Endeavors Award, Florida State University, 2013
  • Scholarship for Music Education, Pensacola State College, 2006
  • Mira Creative Arts Award for Visual Arts, Pensacola, Florida, 2006

Education

  • PhD Student Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Curation, Florida State University, FL
  • MFA Studio Art, 2016, University of Delaware, DE
  • BFA Studio Art, 2013, Geography and Art History minors, Florida State University, FL
  • AA Studio Art, 2011, Pensacola State College, FL

Experience

  • Collections Digital Archivist, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, 2020
  • Webmaster Volunteer, Creative Vision Factory, Wilmington, DE, 2020
  • Grant Writer, LeMoyne Arts Foundation, January — May, 2019
  • Assistant Director, Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement, Florida State University, 2018-2020
  • Guest Critique, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Florida State University, FL 2018-present
  • Associate Curator, The Delaware Contemporary, 2017-2018
  • Curatorial Fellow, The Delaware Contemporary, 2016-2017
  • Adjunct Professor, The University of Delaware, 2016-2018
    Photography(2), video(4), web design(2), 3D modeling(2), Media/Design/Culture
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, The University of Delaware, 2014-2016
    Photography & Video, BFA Portfolio
  • 621 Gallery, Board Vice President, Tallahassee, FL, 2012-2013
  • 621 Gallery, Board Member, Tallahassee, FL, 2012-2013
  • Art Students' League, President, Florida State University, 2012-2013
  • Art Students' League, Gallery Liaison, Florida State University, 2011-2012

Curatorial

  • Stories of Our Stuff, co-curator, Florida State University, 2019
  • Student Excellence in the Visual Arts Award, Juror, Florida State University, 2019
  • Somewhere Else, Juror, The Delaware Contemporary, 2019
  • A Sense of Place 47° — 80° N, Curator, The Delaware Contemporary, 2019
  • Flow, Curator, The Delaware Contemporary, 2018
  • Introduction To Fourth Dimensionalism, Curator, The Delaware Contemporary, 2018
  • The Creative Act, Curator, The Delaware Contemporary, 2018
  • The Little Things, Curator, The Delaware Contemporary, 2018
  • Guardians of the Image Maker, Curator, The Delaware Contemporary, 2018
  • Domestic: 2017 MFA Biennial, Curator, The Delaware Contemporary, 2017
  • Art As Information, Curator, The Delaware Contemporary, 2017
  • State of the Union/State of Mind, Curator, The Delaware Contemporary, 2017
  • Observe, Juror, The Delaware Contemporary, 2017
  • Show The People What They've Won, Curator, The Delaware Contemporary, 2017
  • Contemporary Gala Art Auction, Juror, The Delaware Contemporary, 2017
  • We See The Stars, Curator, The Delaware Contemporary, 2016

Membership

  • National Art Education Association NAEA, 2020-Present
    Art Education Technology
    Caucus of Social Theory in Art Education
  • American Alliance of Museums AAM, 2020-Present
  • South East Contemporary Art Conference SECAC, 2019-Present
  • College Art Association CAA, 2016-Present