Ann Hamilton was born in 1956 in Lima, Ohio. She trained in textile design at the University of Kansas, and later received an MFA from Yale University. Among her honors, Hamilton has been the recipient of the Heinz Award, MacArthur Fellowship, United States Artists Fellowship, NEA Visual Arts Fellowship, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture and the Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. She has represented the United States in the 1991 Sao Paulo Bienal, the 1999 Venice Biennale, and has exhibited extensively around the world. Her major museum installations include Park Avenue Armory (New York, NY), The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts (St. Louis, MO), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY), Contemporary Art Museum (Kumamoto, Japan), Historiska Museet (Stockholm, Sweden), MASS MoCA, (North Adams, MA), and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington D.C.), among many others.