Hamilton Glass - CMRVA Celebrates 5 years

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About the speaker

Hamilton Glass is an artist native to Philadelphia, PA and currently based out of Richmond, Virginia. Growing up in Philadelphia allowed Hamilton to experience different cultures and art. As a young child his mother constantly enrolled him in art classes at the Philadelphia Institute of Art. Here he gained a strong foundation that allowed him to tap into his creative side and begin his journey as an artist.

After graduating from Arch Bishop Carroll high school, Hamilton started his college career at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA. After a semester in Atlanta Hamilton realized that it was not for him and chose to move back north to Hampton, VA. At Hampton University he obtained his Bachelors of Architecture and went on to work within numerous architecture firms in Virginia and New Jersey.

Hamilton Glass’s career as an artist stems from his architecture and design background. Despite working in the architecture field for 7 years, his passion for public art pushed him to start a career as an artist.

Public art has always been a big influence and inspiration of his, because of its power to influence and inspire the surrounding community. With every project he is given to create, a message is built in that connects the work to the community to in which it lives. Hamilton’s work usually distinguished by his use of architectural elements with bright vivid colors and sharp lines. The colors and unpredictable lines are used to convey a certain energy and movement in each piece.

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