MEET THE STAFF

 

AMANDA JIRÓN -MURPHY

 

Gallery Director: amanda@hamiltoniangallery.com

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: james@hamiltonianartists.org

 

Nicole Espaillat

 

Development Manager : nicole.espaillat@hamiltonianartists.org

Born in Texas but my formative years were in Miami. I spent some time in Anchorage, Alaska in search of adventure but now live/work between Baltimore and Washington D.C. 

I am a graduate of Florida International University and had my first job at The Frost Art Museum where I started my journey with non-profits and the arts.

I currently am the Development Manager at Hamiltonian Artists coming from the Maryland Institute College of Art. I've previously held positions at The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, The American Red Cross of Alaska, the Anchorage Museum, Perez Art Museum Miami, David Castillo Gallery, and The Cricket Taplin Collection.

Outside of work you can find me at the yoga studio. I love animals, positivity, great food, sunshine, quatrefoils and ferris wheels.

 

Rex Delafkaran

 

Gallery Manager : rex@hamiltoniangallery.com

Rex (Alexandra) Delafkaran is an interdisciplinary artist, dancer and curator from California, currently based in Washington, DC. Delafkaran holds a BFA in Ceramics and Performance Art from the San Francisco Art Institute, and relocated to the DMV in 2016. Prior to joining Hamiltonian, Delafkaran worked as the Flat File Coordinator and Auction Assistant at Transformer, and the Program Assistant at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, where she also taught movement classes. Delafkaran continues to perform, curate and exhibit, making sculpture out of Red Dirt Studios.