Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Ann Hamilton, Amazing Woman Artist Wins Heinz Award

What is the dream of your creative career? Getting a grant? Juried into a show? A local, regional or national award? Today, Ann Hamilton, Ohio State University Professor has her name in headlines around the world as the Arts category award winner for the Heinz award, named after Mrs. Heinz Kerry's late husband who died in a plane crash in 1991. 

Ann was born in Lima, Ohio in 1956. That means, she's not a newbie artist by any means, but a woman who has found her truth and lives it to the fullest. Her artistic signature is creative experiential art that begs and answers many questions about human interaction and space. 

Visit her studio site to learn more about this amazing woman who began in textile arts (with a BFA degree) and moved onward to sculpture (MFA degree) before using a variety of media including spoken word to create her artistic surroundings. You'll soon understand why this woman won (2007) the United States Artists Fellowship and many more prestigious awards and grants.

Congratulations, Ann! 

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