Hamiltonian Artists is pleased to announce the appointment of Tomora Wright as its first Fellowship Director. She begins the role on April 13, 2021.
Wright will be responsible for building strategic partnerships in our communities and creating professional development opportunities for the Fellows through exhibitions, public programs, arts-business events, excursions, studio visits, and informal mentorship opportunities. After merging the commercial Hamiltonian Gallery and nonprofit artist fellowship program into a single 501c3 in 2019, Hamiltonian Artists is at a pivotal moment in its history.
“We—Fellows, Board, and Staff—are thrilled that Tomora is joining our team,” says Executive Director Lily Siegel. “Her passion for working directly with artists and inspiring them to reach for the next level in their careers, along with her commitment to community, makes her the ideal person to lead the fellowship.”
Wright is a dedicated arts manager committed to advancing the contemporary art field by prioritizing intersectional representation and diversifying program and engagement strategies within art institutions. Prior to joining Hamiltonian, she worked as the Marketing Manager at Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center and most recently served as Glen Echo Park’s Visual Arts Exhibition Manager, both in Maryland. Wright has curated exhibitions in the DC region at Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center (2018), College Park, Maryland’s MilkBoy ArtHouse (2018), Banneker-Douglass Museum (2020), Higgins Gallery (2020), and Glen Echo Park (2019-2021). She holds a master’s degree in Art Management from American University and a BA in Communications from Howard University.
“I am excited about the expansion of the DC contemporary art community and the role that Hamiltonian Artists plays in its sustainability,” Wright states. “Hamiltonian is uniquely positioned to contribute to the continued growth of the region by providing artists with the skills, networks, and tools to navigate a professional career in the arts. In my now 11 years as a DC transplant, I have seen the city evolve into an art and cultural hub that provides a dynamic array of public art, accessible programming, cross-sector collaboration, and support of intersectional representation within arts communities. I look forward to personally contributing as the Fellowship Director.”
About Hamiltonian Artists
Hamiltonian Artists’ mission is to build a dynamic community of innovative artists and effective visual art leaders by providing professional development opportunities to early-career artists and by advancing their entrepreneurial success. In 2007, Paul So, an avid painter and a physics professor at George Mason University, founded Hamiltonian Artists and Hamiltonian Gallery with the vision of creating an innovative career incubator program for emerging visual artists. In 2019, the Board of Directors of Hamiltonian Artists chose to merge the two organizations into a single 501c3 nonprofit to better serve the mission.
Today, Hamiltonian Artists is a dynamic catalyst for DC’s creative economy and a vibrant center for contemporary art in Washington, DC. Through its unique investment into the next generation of cutting-edge artists, Hamiltonian helps artists to develop important business skills, professional experiences, and visibility to support and sustain their art career. Through a two-year artist fellowship, artist talks, public events and its membership program, the organization contributes to the vitality of DC’s burgeoning arts scene by deepening the appreciation for contemporary art and culture throughout Washington, DC, and beyond.
- Amber Eve Anderson (2019–2021)
- Madeline Stratton (2019–2021)
- Maria Luz Bravo (2020–2022)
- Jason Bulluck (2020–2022)
- Joey Enriquez (2020–2022)
- Stephanie Garon (2020–2022)
- Lionel Frazier White III (2020–2022)
For more information visit www.hamiltonianartists.org