Born in New Haven, CT. Currently lives and works in Champaign, IL.
Patrick Earl Hammie is an American visual artist best known for his large-scale portrait and figural paintings. His work draws from art history and visual culture to examine ideas related to cultural identity, masculinity, beauty, and sexuality. His paintings often use allegory to implicate power structures, and question systems of racism and sexism. Hammie lives in Champaign, Illinois, where he currently works as an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the U.S., 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 a part of several 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 Chicago.