The Ohio Artist Registry (OAR) is an exciting opportunity for artists to share their work, connect with the creative community, and establish an online presence—all on a free, virtual platform! The OAR encourages artists working in all art forms, throughout Ohio and beyond,  to create a profile, which allows them to better promote themselves and their work. Being listed in the OAR provides artists with new opportunities to share their work with clients, galleries, patrons, and audiences. A listing in the OAR does not confer an endorsement, approval, or verification by the Ohio Arts Council.
For more information, contact Kathy Signorino, artist programs director, at or 614-728-6140.

2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Joseph Hamilton

Home Phone: 740-612-2392 Website: JoeGilArt


Joseph is a lifelong resident of Ohio and descendant of Appalachia life, working and living in the south-east corner of the state. Joe’s upbringing by a compulsive, eclectic, stay at home mother and obsessive blue-collar father has instilled creativity and attention to details in his work ethic. Influenced by his mother’s vast art text library, professional artist friends, and National Geographic Magazines strewn about the childhood home, Joe has developed a fascination with the diversity of the human form. He is a six-year veteran of The U.S. Navy, serving as a combat medic, hospital corpsman, and x-ray technician. Four years on board an aircraft carrier traveling the Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and the Persian Gulf enriched and enlightened his view of many cultures and peoples. Working comfortably in multiple mediums and extensive media, Joe focuses most of his attention on 3D Design and sculptural forms.

Artist Statement

Cultural beauty and acceptance is sometimes represented by one’s willingness to modify their body in extreme ways.  Most of these practices are still observed today in societies around the world. 

My ever-evolving body of work, Disturbed Perfection, reflects the flawed nature of such a perfect creation,… us.