Born in New Haven, CT. Currently lives and works in Champaign, IL.
Patrick Earl Hammie (b. 1981 New Haven, CT) is a visual artist working with themes related to cultural identity, social equity, narrative, and the body in visual culture. Hammie’s portrait and allegory paintings draw from art history and media to deliver fresh ideals that explore the ways we value people of color and women today. Hammie’s work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the U.S. and abroad including Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau, WI; David C. Driskell Center, College Park, MD; Lunder Art Center, Cambridge, MA; Yeelen Gallery, Miami; The Drawing Center, New York; Manifest Creative Research Gallery, Cincinnati; Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany; Dakshinachitra Museum, Chennai, India. 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 and named an “Artist to Watch” by the International Review of African American Art.