Allison Janae Hamilton is a visual artist based in New York City.  She was a 2013-2014 Fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program, sponsored by the Whitney Museum of American Art.  Hamilton has exhibited in solo and group shows in galleries such as Rush Arts Gallery (New York, NY), chashama Gallery (New York, NY), and A-I-R Gallery (Brooklyn, NY).  Her commissioned public projects include the Smithsonian Institution’s 2013 Folklife Festival and she has given lectures and workshops at a number of museums and universities such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the Brooklyn Museum, Université Paris, The University of Manchester (UK), Columbia University, and Northwestern University.  Hamilton was a 2013 Summer Artist-in-Residence at the School of Visual Arts (New York, NY) and the 2014 Summer Artist-in-Residence at Rush Arts Gallery in New York, NY.