Hamiltonian Artists is led by a dedicated group of people committed to ensuring that artists living and working in Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas have the networks and resources to thrive.

Lily Siegel
Executive Director

Lily Siegel is Hamiltonian Artists’ first Executive Director. Before joining Hamiltonian, Siegel was Executive Director and Curator at Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art (formerly Greater Reston Arts Center), Reston, Virginia, and has held curatorial positions at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Siegel earned her MA in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and BA in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the University of California, San Diego.

Anisa Olufemi
Fellowship Manager and Curator

Anisa Olufemi is a curator, writer, and public programming coordinator dedicated to elevating underrepresented emerging artists—within and without arts institutions. They have worked primarily as an independent curator and cultural worker, mounting exhibitions in galleries and DIY spaces located in Washington, DC; and Chicago. Olufemi earned their BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a focus in art history, arts administration, and writing.

Jonathan Bella
Gallery Associate and Artist Liaison

Jonathan Bella has experience working in local art museums and galleries, including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Phillips Collection, and Von Ammon Co.

The Board