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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Julia Hamilton

Home 3231 Fishinger Rd County: Franklin
Columbus Ohio 43221 United States
Home Phone: 6142095078 Website: Art by Julia Hamilton


Julia Hamilton earned her Master of Fine Arts at Columbus College of Art and Design in 2019. Hamilton enjoys creating intricate line drawings and mixed media paintings in her hometown of Columbus, Ohio. She has loved creating art since childhood. Her artwork has been referred to as “graceful-yet-intense.” 

Hamilton began working in oils and acrylics in her teens. While attending Dublin Coffman High School, she attended art lessons at Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD), where she learned the basics of drawing and painting. At the age of 18, she was awarded top 25 (Governor’s Medallion) in a state-wide competition for a painting titled, “Sheep.”  

After graduating from high school, Hamilton  attended University of Cincinnati, majoring in Fine Art. She soon became disillusioned with art school, switching to Information Technology (IT). She graduated with a bachelor degree in Computer Science and has enjoyed a lengthy, successful career working in IT, all the while maintaining art as her true passion and stabilizing foundation. 

In 2008, Hamilton began challenging herself, taking on the cosmos using pointillism. She completed a series of drawings in felt pen on clay board, inspired by Hubble images. Her style became airier and more abstract. Eventually she began incorporating intricate patterns into her artwork, and her style evolved into an abstract variation of art nouveau.  

In 2011, Hamilton completed her first major piece entitled “Quantum Flux” using her art nouveau style. This began a series of abstract artwork relating to science, nature, and the cosmos. This new style renewed her passion for her artwork, making it an essential part of her daily life.  

In 2014, Hamilton began painting on her iPad with her finger, creating artwork using the same art nouveau style. Her background in IT made using technology in the creation of artwork a natural fit. She began showing her work in 2014 and established an art practice (Art by Julia Hamilton, LLC).  

In 2015, Hamilton began using alcohol ink to add bold, unstructured components to her artwork. She sometimes lights the alcohol ink on fire, letting the flames create interesting shapes and textures.  

In 2017, Hamilton was able to make art her full-time profession by going part-time at her IT job. She started attending graduate school at CCAD in 2017.

In 2019, Hamilton graduated from CCAD’s Master of Fine Art program in 2019. At CCAD, she learned how to use her programming skills to make physical digital artwork. She is currently focusing on physical digital installations and mixed media paintings. 

In 2021, Hamilton began a body of work that reflects on the pandemic and grief.

Artist Statement

I express my reaction to current events through art. Some stories take my breath away, weighing heavily on my mind for days or weeks. As a mixed media artist, I use wide range of materials to make paintings and installation pieces. Creating of art that evokes my experience with an event is cathartic for me. I often connect with people through my artwork—that’s the best part about being an artist.


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