Eddie Hamilton’s work is primarily acrylic on canvas but also includes mixed media on wood panel. His direct and playful work represents the emotion, energy, and interactions of people in their communities.
Eddie’s paintings are developed after research and reflection on the concept to be represented. Currently, his work is the result of studying gentrification and interpersonal human urban contact. Acrylics, ink, and crayon are used because of the ability to quickly apply and layer these materials resulting in a continuous flow of work in one sitting.
His visual representation of people and the urban setting has been greatly influenced by his childhood in California. His fascination with communities and the urban life is a result of living in vastly different areas as a child and an adult search for a sense of a community to call his own.
Studio 428 in the Northrup King Building in Northeast Minneapolis
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2004 Harvard Arts Offices, Cambridge Mass. Lobby Show of "louis gayle"
2006 Spring Street Tavern
2007 Spring Street Tavern
2008 Jungle Theater
2008 Bethany Lutheran College Solo show and lecture as visiting artist
2009 Spill the Wine – Influential
2009 Bloomingdales – Show Off
2010 Ditch Edit
2010 Conduit Gallery – Translucent
2011 Shadows Project One - Northrup King Building
2013 Tribune Building - Chicago
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2003 Outsiders and Others Grand Opening Group Show
2003 NEMAA Spring Fine Arts Show/Calhoun Square
2004 Outsiders and Others Best of 2004 Show
2004 Speed Painting Performance
2004 Red Hot Art Honorable Mention/Best Booth
2005 Outsiders and Others Designers as Artists Group Show
2005 Outsiders and Others Group Show at Calhoun Square
2007 Rosalux Gallery Road Conditions 2007 Spill the Wine Restaurant
2007 Placement Gallery
2008 Gallery 122
2008 Rosalux Gallery - Ars Insurgo
2008 Café Barbette
2008 Art of This/Free Arts Fundraiser
2008 Rosenthal Contemporary Furniture
2010 Nice Ride Minnesota – Dinkytown U.S.A.
2010 Hamline University – Campus painting: The Piper and The Bishop
2010 mnartists.org – Art Featured with: Can't Get There from Here by Brian Beatty
2010 Gray Duck Gallery – Austin Texas
PERMANENT COLLECTION Hamline University Spill the Wine Restaurant Anoka Hennepin Technical College