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Asia Hamilton has been shooting textures around the Detroit area for 10 years. She photographs textures arranging shape, color, and form to create a composition that resembles an abstract painting. This piece incorporates fragments of a Detroit building. It is from the abstract texture photography series "SURFACE".
n her 20-year career as a photographer, Asia has cultivated a talent for capturing moments the way they are. She specializes in portraits, textures, and nudes and is drawn to existing, untouched composition. Asia’s photography work has taken her around the country and the globe. She has photographed celebrities, worked as a photojournalist for the Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, and produced special projects for Plante Moran, Ford Motor Co, Toyota, Instyle Magazine, and more. Asia now focuses on her passion for Fine Art Photography and uses her creative eye in home decor and wallpaper.
Played lead creative role on commissioned projects. This included full project management from idea to execution for local, national and international audiences.
2019 | ArtOps' Community Heart Highland Park Photography Project
2018 | Detroit Neighborhood Art Project (DNA) | Fitzgerald Photography Mural Project
2018 | Education is Not A Crime | City of Detroit GOAL Line Bus Shelter Mural Project
2018, 2019 | Focus Hope, Focus on Detroit Photography Festival | 48 Hour Photo Project/ Detroit Fashion Exhibition 2018 2018 | Detroit Symphony Orchestra & Breakwater Studios | Make the Mark film
2017 | InStyle Magazine with Ford Motor Company | Ford Fashion Forward (FORD WOMENS INITIATIVE)
2016 | Savor Detroit Art Exhibition: http://savordetroit.com/event-archive/spring-2016/ | Hour Magazine
2016 | Chairs for Charity Art Auction | Detroit Home & Hour Magazine
2012 | Photography Project Abroad For The Arab American National Museum (Amman, Jordan)
2011 | Freelance Photographer For Ford Motor Company Special Projects with CEO Alan
2018 | Celebration of The Black Aesthetic | Norwest Gallery of Art (NGA) Grand Opening
2018 | Dope Music Documented | A music photography exhibition | NGA
2018 | Abstract | An exhibit of abstract works from local and international artists | NGA
2018 | PLACE | An art installation exhibition for Detroit Design Month | NGA
2018 | Gala & Art Auction | Spectrum Human Service
2015 | Matter & Immersed | Mixed media photography exhibition | North End Studios Gallery (NES) 2015 | The Wrap Party: Cultural Exchange From Africa to Detroit | NES Gallery
2015 | Need Everything Stat | NES Gallery Grand Opening and Fundraiser 2013 | Naked or Nude | A study on nude art | NES Gallery
2002 BFA Columbia College Chicago/Photography
2018 | Knight Arts Challenge winner
Community Engagement Coordinator, September 2018 - August 2019
Arts and community coordinator for Education Is Not A Crime global street art and human rights project, with city of Detroit GOAL Line program. Works as an independent contractor assisting the project in building relationships with key faculty members at each of the GOAL line schools and lead the development of arts workshops and programs intended to run alongside the project. Select artists and curate art for murals to be featured on GOAL Line bus shelters and schools. Works as a liaise with local community figures, key stakeholders, local families, etc. to represent their voices within the Education Is Not A Crime team.
Founder, Director & Chief Curator, Norwest Gallery of Art, January 2018 - Present
Responsibilities include coordinating and managing all exhibitions and events for NGA, including art exhibitions, panel discussions, workshops and children & senior programs. Generate and execute ideas for exhibitions and events. Recruit artists and event facilitators from local, national and international corporations, organizations, and talent pools. Establish and maintain on-going relationships with key stakeholders within the community and outside vendors. Coordinate event logistics, including catering, technology, advertising, registration and execute marketing plans for each exhibit.
Owner and operator of Photo Sensei LLC, January 2014 - Present
Responsibilities include creating and teaching the curriculum for photography workshops and coordinating city photography tours. Managing tour calendar and registering an estimate of 300 students per year. Photo Sensei is a resource for the novice photographer to learn photography. Each season students learn the basic principles of photography while testing their skills out on tours of the inspiring and urban settings of Dallas, Chicago, and Detroit.
Freelance Photographer & Content Creator, January 2004 - Present
Freelance Photographer & Content Creator specializing in corporate, editorial & commercial photography. Experienced in all aspects of the content creation process, including pitching ideas, staging shots, capturing event photos, directing video shoots, and editing content. Currently working with some of the hottest photography and video equipment to share photo stories that move people. Client List: Plant Moran, Airbnb, Toyota, Ford Motor Company, Ambassador Magazine, Hour Magazine, Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Kellogg, Arab American Museum, Streets Magazine Dallas, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc, Neiman Marcus, and Haute Magazine
Detroit, texture, abstract, photography, contemporary art, contrast, landscapes