Associate Professor + Chair of Studio Arts
Patrick Earl Hammie is an associate professor and visual artist who specializes in contemporary portrait and allegory paintings, with an emphasis on cultural identity, social equity, narrative, and the body in visual culture.
Within the College of Fine and Applied Arts, Hammie instructs all levels of painting and drawing, leads seminars, and advises graduate students. He maintains an active speaking schedule as a lecturer, visiting artist, and critic at institutions throughout the U.S. His work is included in prominent public collections including the David C. Driskell Center, College Park, MA; Kinsey Institute Collections, Bloomington, IN; Kohler Company Collection, Kohler, WI; JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, New York; John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI; William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT. He is a recipient of the Puffin Foundation Award (2017), Arnold O. Beckman Research Award from the University of Illinois (2016), Alliance of Artists Communities Fellowship Award with the Joyce Foundation (2011), Tanne Foundation Award (2010), Zhou B. Art Center Portrait Award (2009), and Alice C. Cole Fellowship from Wellesley College (2008). He was an artist-in-residence at the John Michael Kohler Art Center (2011).