Jennifer Hamilton

About the Artist

Jen Hamilton grew up in Toronto, Ontario.  She completed her undergraduate training at the Ontario College of Art and Design and her Master of Fine Arts degree at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.  In 1997 she moved to the prairies to take a teaching job at the University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan. She is a  conceptual artistA conceptual artist is an artist who considers their ideas as central to their art practice, and the materials or products around these ideas to be secondary, thus creating conceptual art.  who uses a variety of  multi-mediaIn personal computing, software and applications that combine text, high quality sound, graphics, and animation or video. (Artlex.com)  and technology in her work.

Hamilton is not a studio-based artist.  Her works are about ideas and often her art takes shape as it is installed in the gallery. In her most recent installations, she explores ideas related to place and how people use, move and live in their spaces. Her works often take on a map-like quality. For a number of years she has been collaborating on large projects with an artist named Jen Southern. Their recent projects involve using cell phones and GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) system technology to collect data on people's movements as they go about their daily activities and then recording their paths with thread on fabric. She also incorporated video art in this project.


Describing
Go Out There and Make Stuff
On Being a Saskatchewan Artist
The Meaning Behind
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