Janet L. Hamilton
info@janetLhamilton.com | http://www.janetLhamilton.com | 312.909.2030

Born in Mansfield, OH, USA
Currently lives and works in Orland Park, IL

1998 BA, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
1994 AA, North Central State College, Mansfield, OH, USA

2016 Jerry’s Restaurant, Chicago, IL
2015 “Spring Interlude”, Studio Oh Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014 Industrious Office Space, Chicago, IL
2014 Orland Park Public Library, October, Orland Park, IL
2014 Clinton Arts Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014 Jerry’s Sandwiches, Chicago, IL
2010 Salon Envy Salon, Chicago, IL

2017 Modern Abstraction, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO
2017 In Depth, Studio Oh Gallery, Chicago, IL
2016 “All Women”, Contemporary Art Gallery Online, February
2016 The Red Show, Linus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016 EVOLUTION, Studio Oh, Chicago, IL
2014 Who’s Afraid of Red Show, Studio Oh, Chicago, IL
2014 Andersonville Art and Design Weekend, Jerry’s, Chicago, IL
2014 “The Abstract Show III”, Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, IL
2014 “Absolutely Abstract”, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
2014 Artwork Network, Denver, CO, Online Gallery
2014 Jerry’s Sandwiches, Andersonville Location, Chicago, IL
2014 "Celebrate with Color", FCCA Frederick Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA
2014 "All About Colors", Arterie Fine Arts, Naperville, IL
2014 "4th Friday’s", The Starline Gallery, Harvard, IL
2014 Rootstock Wine Bar, Chicago, IL
2014 UGallery, San Francisco, CA, Online Gallery
2013 "Technology + Art", River East Art Center, Chicago, IL
2013 "Colorful Compositions", Leading Artists Gallery, Online
2013 "MobiU Summit 2013", Aon Center, Chicago, IL
2013 "Coyote 2013", The Wicker Park Festival of the Arts, Chicago, IL
2013 The Next Wave Art Salon, Elgin, IL
2013 “Fluidity", Union Street Gallery, Chicago IL
2013 Funderhut Event, Society Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 Garfield Park Art Fair, Chicago, IL
2008 West Loop Art Market, Chicago, IL

2017 Chicago Magazine 411: Ugallery event at Watertower place, Chicago, IL
2014 Professional Artist Magazine, Artist Spotlight, Interview, April/May Issue
2006 Chicago Home and Garden, A Taste of Simplicity, October Issue

2017 Showcase Winner, 7th 2017 Artslant Prize Showcase Contest
2017 Showcase Winner, 6th 2017 Artslant Prize Showcase Contest
2017 Showcase Winner, 5th 2017 Artslant Prize Showcase Contest
2016 Fourth Place, “All Women”, Contemporary Art Gallery Online
2016 Special Merit Award, - Light Space and Time Gallery, Abstract Art Exhibition
2014 People's Choice Winner, Studio Oh, Who's Afraid of Red Show, Chicago, IL
2014 Special Recognition Award - Light, Space and Time Gallery, Open Art Exhibition
2014 2nd Prize, Arterie Fine Arts, "All About Colors" Juried Show, "The Last Word"
2013 Honorable Mention, Leading Artists Gallery, Colorful Composition Exhibition
2013 Special Recognition Award - Light, Space and Time Gallery, Open Art Exhibition


My artwork is a combination of bold, vibrant colors and organic textures. I simply try to create paintings that inspire emotions and create a mood. I love what a good color palette can do and make you feel. Second to the color is the texture. I am usually never satisfied with a painting unless it has at least 10 layers of paint.

My process is spontaneous and gestural with an element of sculpture. I stack, layer, and scrape the paint using various knives to create the desired depth and texture. The paint becomes the subject and takes on the direction and energy expressed.

My recent body of work features a series of collage landscapes. They are carefully arranged and have a slightly weathered feeling to them. I use the horizon as a means of creating structure, while the colors and textures crash and collide on the canvas. These compositions are freed from the everyday images in my mind to create a new form of visual energy.