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Harmony Hammond

American, b. 1944

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Harmony Hammond

American, b. 1944

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A leading figure in the feminist art movement of 1970s New York, Harmony Hammond creates hybrid painting-sculptures that combine paint and mixed media, displaying Post-Minimalist concerns with materials and process. In her early work, Hammond worked with discarded and waste materials like straw, hair, buckets, and burnt wood. More recently she has produced bronze sculptures, digital prints, and near-monochrome paintings that address modernist abstraction, as well as queer and feminist themes. In Flap (2008–11), which Hammond made with oil paint and mixed media on canvas, the surface of the work is built up and a horizontal seam runs though the center, suggesting a topography of the female body and pointing to ideas of dressing and undressing. Hammond was a cofounder of A.I.R., the first women’s cooperative art gallery in New York.

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MoMA PS1, and 3 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 1 more
Biography

A leading figure in the feminist art movement of 1970s New York, Harmony Hammond creates hybrid painting-sculptures that combine paint and mixed media, displaying Post-Minimalist concerns with materials and process. In her early work, Hammond worked with discarded and waste materials like straw, hair, buckets, and burnt wood. More recently she has produced bronze sculptures, digital prints, and near-monochrome paintings that address modernist abstraction, as well as queer and feminist themes. In Flap (2008–11), which Hammond made with oil paint and mixed media on canvas, the surface of the work is built up and a horizontal seam runs though the center, suggesting a topography of the female body and pointing to ideas of dressing and undressing. Hammond was a cofounder of A.I.R., the first women’s cooperative art gallery in New York.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
MoMA PS1, and 3 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Harmony Hammond
Why the Art World Is Embracing Craft
Jan 13th, 2020
Why the Art World Is Embracing Craft
Queer Art, Gay Pride, and the Stonewall Riots—50 Years Later
Jun 3rd, 2019
Queer Art, Gay Pride, and the Stonewall Riots—50 Years Later
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