Gallery Director:

Amanda Jirón-Murphy is the Gallery Director at Hamiltonian, where she has directed and curated the presentations of over forty art exhibitions for an international roster of mid-career and emerging artists since 2012. She holds a B.A. in Art History from John Cabot University in Rome, Italy in (2003) and an M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Art and Connoisseurship from Christie's Education in London, England (2006). Following her studies she was awarded internships at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy and The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, where she subsequently worked for five years developing the museum's adult education programming. In addition to working as a gallerist and artist’s advocate, Jirón-Murphy has served as a guest speaker and panel moderator at George Washington University’s Textile Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian's Luce Foundation for American Art, The National Museum of Women and the Arts and The Maryland Institute College of Art, where she curated the 1st Year Juried Show in 2018. Her writings have appeared in online journal The Rib and DIRT DMV.  She lives and works in Washington, DC.


James Williams II


Program Director:


Nicole Espaillat


Rex Delafkaran


Gallery Manager :

Rex (Alexandra) Delafkaran has been the Hamiltonian Gallery Manager since January 2018. Delafkaran is an interdisciplinary artist, dancer and curator from California, currently based in Washington, DC. Before joining Hamiltonian, she received her degree in Ceramics and Performance Art from the San Francisco Art Institute, and relocated to the DMV working administratively at International Arts & Artists at Hillyer, Transformer and the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts. She continues to perform, curate and exhibit, making sculpture out of Red Dirt Studios.