Multimedia Art; Socially Engaged Art
Ph.D., Columbia University
M.Phil., University of Sussex, England
B.A., University of Michigan
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Mary Oestereicher Hamill
Mary Oestereicher Hamill is known for her award-winning collaborative documentary installations. Her documentary mixed-media piece “regardregard: project china, chinatown,” made in Beijing and New York, was presented at the Danforth Museum of Art and the Boston Cyberarts Festival. Her interactive “regardisregard,” developed with the homeless, was shown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Sanders Theatre, Harvard. Her art has also been shown at the Rose Art Museum, the Carpenter Center, the Massachusetts State House, North American Sculpture Exhibition, Boston City Hall, Tufts University, Emory University, Stanford University, Longy School of Music, as well as in Virginia, New York, India, Uruguay, Vietnam, China, Spain, France, and England. Hamill, the mother of two adult sons, was an educational reformer whose work led to four national awards and to U.S. legislation (PL94142). She was Senior Research Scientist in the New York Mental Health system, tenured Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Brooklyn College, and Associate Professor of Psychology and Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Babson College. Hamill earned a Diploma from the Museum School and received the Traveling Scholar award. She has held artist residencies at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and at Djerassi Resident Artists Program in California.
Hamill's current artwork proceeds from her month onboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy in Vietnam and Cambodia. Through social engagement and documentation she explores poverty and illness in the region and elsewhere.
Hamill, Mary O. “regardregard: project china/chinatown,” multimedia installation, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, March-May, 2009.
Hamill, Mary O. “Abiquiu Blanket,” Abiquiu Chamber Music Festival, New Mexico, August, 2010.