Although he is an Ohio River Valley transplant, Tyler Hamilton draws his inspiration from the Appalachian Mountains. Much of his work focuses on the unique infrastructures of hunting, logging, and coal mining. Although tackling serious and sometimes disheartening topics, Hamilton’s artwork can be seen as playful and humorous. His careful selection of common building materials alongside recognizable forms and figures create approachable works of art.
Hamilton is a native of West Virginia and received his BFA from West Virginia University with a focus in sculpture. He then received an MFA from the University of Cincinnati. He has worked as an adjunct professor at both UC and NKU, and currently works at the Contemporary Arts Center as assistant preparator.