January 24, 2013
Regis Center for Art - Influx
Visiting Artist Lecture (Free, open to the public)
This evening, Dean Parente will confer on Harmony Hammond the Alumni of Notable Achievement award.
Harmony Hammond is an artist, art writer and independent curator who lives and works in Galisteo, New Mexico. Considered a pioneer of the feminist art movement, she lectures and publishes extensively on painting, feminist art, lesbian art, and the cultural representation of "difference". She is an alumna of the University of Minnesota and was a co-founder of A.I.R., the first women's cooperative art gallery in New York and Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art & Politics. As Professor of Art, she taught at the University of Arizona for seventeen years; currently mentors MFA students at Vermont College; and is a visiting artist at numerous art schools. Hammond has had over 45 solo exhibitions and her work has been shown in many museums nationally and internationally. Recently, her work was included in "WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution" (2007) a major historical survey exhibition that traveled to venues in the United States, Canada, Europe and Mexico. Her work is represented in the permanent collections of many museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and she has received fellowships from numerous foundations. Hammond's groundbreaking book Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History (Rizzoli, 2000) received a Lambda Literary Award and remains the primary text on the subject. Currently she is the Santa Fe Correspondent for Art in America.
Harmony Hammond's public lecture "Raising the Roof: Feminist Art Then and Now" will show examples of her work and discuss coming of age as an artist in Minneapolis, her participation in New York City feminist art movements of the 70s and 80s, later involvement with feminist art projects in Minnesota, and the state of feminist art today!