2008 Honorees

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Harmony Hammond

b.1944 
Painter/Writer/Curator 

Harmony Hammond is an artist, art writer, and independent curator who lives and works in Galisteo, New Mexico.  A pioneer of the feminist art movement, she lectures, writes and publishes on feminist art, lesbian art, and the cultural representation of “difference”.

Hammond attended the University of Minnesota from 1963-67 (B.A., 1967). In 1969, she moved to Manhattan where she was a co-founder of A.I.R., the first women’s cooperative art gallery in New York, (1972), and co-editor of Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art & Politics, (1976). In 1984, she moved to New Mexico. As a tenured full Professor, Hammond taught painting, combined media and graduate critiques at the University of Arizona (Tucson), from 1988-2005.  Currently she teaches classes and workshops from time to time as a Visiting Artist at: Skowhegan, Anderson Ranch, the Santa Fe Art Institute and the Vermont Studio Center.

She has had over 30 solo exhibitions and her work has been shown internationally in venues such as Site Santa Fe; New Museum, NYC; Smack Mellon Studios, Brooklyn; National Academy Museum, NYC; Bronx Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe; P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, Queens; Tucson Museum of Art; The Downtown Whitney Museum, NYC; Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC; White Columns, NYC; Brooklyn Museum; Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Vancouver Art Gallery; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Internacional Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City; The American Center, Paris; Neue Galerie, Graz, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Arts, Havana; Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City; and the Haags Gementemuseum, the Hague.  
Her work is represented by Dwight Hackett projects, in Santa Fe.

Her work has been reproduced, discussed, and reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Art Forum, Art News, Art Papers, Art on Paper, The Art Journal, Arts Magazine, the New Art Examiner and many other publications.

Hammond’s work is in the permanent collections of many museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, the Brooklyn Museum; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Phoenix Art Museum; the New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Santa FE, NM; and the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CN.

Her book Wrappings: Essays on Feminism, Art & the Martial Arts, (TSL Press, 1984), a classic on 70s feminist art, is out-of-print.  Her ground-breaking book Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History (Rizzoli, 2000) received a Lambda Literary Award.