Chris Hampton

Chris Hampton is a Hamilton-based freelance arts and culture writer. His work has appeared elsewhere in The New York Times, the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, and Canadian Art. Find him on Instagram: @chris.hampton

Latest from Chris Hampton

The group of seven billion: This art was made by bacteria from the Group of Seven's paint palettes

Jon Sasaki swabbed the painters' brushes, paint boxes and easels and photographed the "landscapes" that sprung up.

Heather Nicol channelled her memories of living in Manhattan on 9/11 into a monumental art project

It's not the images Nicol recalls the most — it's the sounds, which have reverberated in her mind for 20 years.

When Max Dean was diagnosed with cancer, he did exactly what he always does: he made art out of it

The Governor General Award-winning artist finds power in powerlessness in the new documentary Still Max.

Why this artist wanders around Hamilton dressed as a giant duck

Meet Lewis Mallard, the six-foot-tall duck who has been quacking up Hamiltonians with his antics.

Afghan-Canadian artist Hangama Amiri stitches the idea of 'home' into stunning textile portraits

By remembering home, by talking about it and hoping for it, Amiri enlarges the quilt of her own identity.

What does the clutter on your coffee table say about you? These paintings have some ideas

Nicholas Zirk paints portraits — but not of people's likenesses. Instead, he captures them through the objects littering their tables.

These laborious handcrafts help Andrew McPhail process his feelings on illness, one sequin at a time

The Hamilton-based artist's meticulous textile works capture "the more ordinary and inelegant experiences of living with HIV."

This artist spent the year photographing an iconic Canadian discount store

Sara Heinonen's new photo book is a love letter to her neighbourhood Giant Tiger.

Meet the master glassworker who has been keeping the exquisite art alive for over four decades

At 70 years old, Sirius Glassworks founder Peter Gudrunas is sharing his craft with a new generation.

Sculptureaday will teach you how to find art everywhere

Everyday items can create peculiar forms, and this project exhibits what rewards we can find by looking more closely at the world around us.