Patrick Earl Hammie is a visual artist who examines personal and shared Black experiences and offers stories that expand how we express notions of gender and race today. Hammie works across painting, drawing, and sculpture with themes related to cultural identity, social justice, storytelling, and the body in visual culture. Hammie currently serves as an associate professor and chair of Studio Art at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the School of Art and Design. He studied drawing at Coker University (2004) and received an MFA in painting from the University of Connecticut (2008). His works have been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States and abroad including at the David C. Driskell Center in College Park, Maryland; the Lunder Art Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts; the Yeelen Gallery in Miami; the Drawing Center in New York; Manifest Creative Research Gallery in Cincinnati; Kunstwerk Carlshütte in Büdelsdorf, Germany; and the Dakshinachitra Museum in Chennai, India. Hammie's works are included in public and private collections including the David C. Driskell Center; the Kinsey Institute Collections in Bloomington, Indiana; the Kohler Company Collection in Kohler, Wisconsin; the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection in New York; the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin; and the William Benton Museum of Art in Storrs, Connecticut. He is a recipient of the Puffin Foundation Award (2017), an Arnold O. Beckman Research Award from the University of Illinois (2016), an Alliance of Artists Communities Fellowship Award with the Joyce Foundation (2011), a Tanne Foundation Award (2010), and the Zhou B. Art Center Portrait Award (2009). He was an artist-in-residence at the John Michael Kohler Art Center and the first recipient of the Alice C. Cole '42 Fellowship from Wellesley College.
We Got Next: Session 4
August 13, 2020