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Gia Hamilton, Juror
Joan Mitchell Center Director
Hamilton’s practice as a cultural facilitator is collaborative and community based. Artists she has recently hosted at the Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans include Firelei Baéz, William Cordova, Blane De St. Croix, and Mei-Ling Hom. In 2009, Hamilton founded Gris Gris Lab, as a place-based incubator and cultural exchange space to ensure that emerging thought-leaders could actualize their interdisciplinary projects through an innovative live-work model in Central City, New Orleans. To date, her work with Gris Gris Lab includes the exhibition, Invisible Man at the McKenna Museum in New Orleans for Prospect 2. Her current projects include the Atlanta Biennial, Southern Parlour, and the Afrofuture Society Salon series. Hamilton founded the Afrofuture Society in 2015. The Afrofuture Society is an online platform for artists of color that provides a place to communicate across disciplines and communities. Hamilton is currently on the board of the Alliance for Artist Communities and was a Dr. Norman Francis Leadership Institute 2014 Fellow. The Huffington Post, Come Bien, Pelican Bomb, and Education Revolution have published her writing.
The Masur Museum of Art’s Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium. This long running juried competition also showcases some of America’s best curatorial talent. Recent jurors include: Holly Hughes, Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Sandra Firmin, Colorado University Art Museum; Kelly Shindler, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; George Shackelford, Kimbell Art Museum; Liza Simone, Phantom Galleries, Los Angeles; Alison Greene, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; David Houston, currently Bo Bartlett Center; and Miranda Lash, currently Speed Art Museum.