Hamilton Glass, Artist

Hamilton Glass


My career as an artist stems from my architecture and design background. Despite working in the architecture field for 7 years, my passion for public art pushed me to start a career as an artist. Public art has always been a big influence and inspiration of mine, because of its power to influence and inspire the surrounding community. With every project I’m given, a dialog is built in that connects the work to the community to in which it lives. My work usually distinguished by my use of architectural elements with bright vivid colors and sharp lines. Over the last 6 years I have been using public art as a tool to support and promote communities throughout the greater Richmond area. I have worked with all different types of organizations from Community Centers to Richmond Public schools in creating of these social change projects. The projects are usually mural based are aimed at giving a voice to the underserved population. The goal of these projects is to encourage public equity, and give students a since of accomplishment while reaching an unfamiliar audience and environment.