Elisa H. Hamilton is a socially engaged multimedia artist who creates inclusive artworks that emphasize shared spaces and the hopeful examination of our everyday places, objects, and experiences. She holds a BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and an MA in Civic Media: Art and Practice from Emerson College. Her work has been shown locally and nationally in solo and group exhibitions. Additionally, she has worked on projects with Tyler School of Art, Boston Children’s Museum, The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, Olin College of Engineering, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Boston Center for the Arts, ICA Boston and The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities at Brown University.
She has been the recipient of four public art grants to create temporary public works in Boston's Fort Point neighborhood, and two grants from New England Foundation for the Arts. Projects include:
- "Sound Lab," a special community sound project that was featured in the exhibition "Listen Hear: The Art of Sound" at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
- "Community Legacy," a participatory collaboration with the MIT List Visual Arts Center
- "Slideshow," a celebration of 10 Boston area women and their lived experiences that took place in and around a shipping container, co-presented by HUBweek and Now+There
- "Pack Our Bags," an interactive installation which was exhibited at the International Center of Photography, New York, NY in collaboration with For Freedoms.
Hamilton continues her creative practice at her Boston, MA studio. Her most current project is "Jukebox", a community-centered percent-for-art public art commission for the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts.