Featured Artist: Hamilton Glass

hamilton glass Hamilton hampicHam? is an artist native to Philadelphia, PA and currently based out of Richmond, Virginia. Growing up in Philadelphia allowed Hamilton to experience different cultures and art. As a young child his mother constantly enrolled him in art classes at the Philadelphia Institute of Art. Here he gained a strong foundation that allowed him to tap into his creative side and begin his journey as an artist. After graduating from Arch Bishop Carroll high school, Hamilton started his college career at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA. After a semester in Atlanta Hamilton realized that it was not for him and chose to move back north to Hampton, VA. At Hampton University he obtained his Bachelors of Architecture and went on to work within numerous architecture firms in Virginia and New Jersey.

 It’s been his journey in Richmond that has allowed Hamilton to introduce his design ideas to the city and the art community. His work serves to create dialog between mainstream and underground art enthusiast. He is one of many street artists who have taken part in the on going debate as to whether graffiti belongs on a gallery wall. In Hamilton’s mind it should be able to belong in both j spaces, which allows two different environments in which to view and experience the art.

You can expect Hamilton’s work in constant rotation at “A Jazz Affair” where he’s volunteered his time to paint live during past events, a piece on display of John Coltrane with a Ham flair added in, and in support of the project he’s agreed to donate 30% of his proceeds, we say thank-you Ham.

Connect with Ham at: http://www.whosham.com