Associate Professor of Painting and Sculpture
Patrick Earl Hammie is an Associate Professor who specializes in contemporary portrait and figurative painting, with an emphasis on cultural identity, social equity, and pictorial narrative. In part his interest is historical: he studies the technical and narrative traditions of Western art to explore the ways in which primarily male artists have imagined the body. Considering such conventions in a contemporary context, he presents fresh ideals of women and men that relocate the perceptions of ruined and objectified bodies and normalize the presence of those figures in public space and discussion.
Within the College of Fine and Applied Arts, Hammie instructs all levels of painting and drawing, leads graduate seminars, and advises students. He maintains an active speaking schedule as a lecturer, visiting artist, and critic at institutions throughout the U.S. His artwork has been exhibited in galleries nationally and internationally, and he has received awards from Alliance of Artists Communities with the Joyce Foundation, Indianapolis Art Center, Tanne Foundation, University of Illinois, Wellesley College, and Zhou B Art Center. His work is held in several prominent collections including the Kohler Company Collection, JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, John Michael Kohler Art Center, and William Benton Museum of Art. He has been an artist-in-residence at the John Michael Kohler Art Center, and was named an “Artist to Watch” by the International Review of African American Art. Hammie is represented by Kruger Gallery in Marfa and Chicago.