Janet Hamilton is an abstract expressionist who creates heavily textured and multi-layered paintings. Throughout her portfolio, she demonstrates a mastery over color choice; each palette creates a specific emotion and mood. She builds the texture of her painting with many layers to reflect the emotional depth of her passion-filled process. Using knives instead of brushes to create the depth, she stacks the paint in a rhythmic, sometimes chaotic striped pattern. Interested in making a simple landscape a little bolder or a geometric design come to life, she finds expression in the structured chaos and creates these energetic, multi-layered abstracts using her spontaneity and youthful spirit.

B. 1970, Mansfield, Ohio
Live and work in Darien, IL



161 E. Chicago (Neiman Marcus), Chicago IL


Viceroy Chicago, Sunset Restaurant, Chicago, IL


The Other Art Fair, Saatchi Art, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
Designer x Doors, Viceroy Chicago, Chicago, IL
In Motion, Gallery Studio Oh, Chicago, IL
Group Show, Mars Gallery, Chicago, IL


Modern Abstraction, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO
In Depth, Gallery Studio Oh, Chicago, IL


"All Women", Contemporary Art Gallery Online
The Red Show, Linus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Evolution, Gallery Studio Oh, Chicago, IL


Spring Interlude, Gallery Studio Oh, Chicago, IL


Who's Afraid of Red, Gallery Studio Oh, Chicago, IL
The Abstract Show 3, Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, IL
Solo show, Industrious Office Space, Chicago, IL
Solo show, Orland Park Library, Orland Park, IL
Absolutely Abstract, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
Celebrate with Color, FCCA Frederick Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA
"All About Colors", Arterie Fine Arts, Naperville, IL
"4th Friday’s", The Starline Gallery, Harvard, IL
Rootstock Wine Bar, Chicago, IL


"Technology + Art", River East Art Center, Chicago, IL
"MobiU Summit 2013", Aon Center, Chicago, IL
The Next Wave Art Salon, Elgin, IL
“Fluidity", Union Street Gallery, Chicago IL
Funderhut Event, Society Gallery, Chicago, IL


Garfield Park Art Fair, Chicago, IL


West Loop Art Market, Chicago, IL


2018 Chicago Tribune – Designer x Doors, Viceroy Hotel charity
2017 Chicago Magazine 411: Ugallery, Watertower Place, Chicago, IL
2014 Professional Artist Magazine, Artist Spotlight, Interview, April/May
2006 Chicago Home and Garden, A Taste of Simplicity, October Issue



Fourth Place, “All Women”, Contemporary Art Gallery Online
Special Merit Award, - Light Space and Time Gallery, Abstract Art Exhibition


People's Choice Winner, Studio Oh, Who's Afraid of Red Show, Chicago, IL
Special Recognition Award - Light, Space and Time Gallery, Open Art
2nd Prize, Arterie Fine Arts, "All About Colors" Juried, "The Last Word"


Honorable Mention, Leading Artists Gallery, Colorful Composition Exhibition
Special Recognition Award - Light, Space and Time Gallery, Open Art