Hamilton has received the National Medal of Arts, MacArthur Fellowship, Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, NEA Visual Arts Fellowship, United States Artists Fellowship, the Heinz Award, and was selected to represent the United States at the 1991 São Paulo Biennial and the 1999 Venice Biennale.
She received a BFA in Textile Design from the University of Kansas and an MFA in Sculpture from the Yale University School of Art. Hamilton currently lives in Columbus, Ohio where she is Distinguished University Professor of Art at The Ohio State University.
Ann Hamilton is a visual artist known for her site responsive large scale installations, public projects, and performance collaborations. Her ephemeral projects are based in her career-long interest in felt experience as the basis for recognition and knowledge and in the relationships between written language and tactile experience, cloth and body, motion and stillness.