Harmony Hammond

b. 1944 in Chicago, Illinois; lives in Galisteo, New Mexico

Harmony Hammond is an artist, writer, and curator. A leading figure in the development of the feminist art movement in New York in the early 1970s, her earliest feminist work combined gender politics with post-minimal concerns of materials and process, frequently occupying a space between painting and sculpture. She attended the University of Minnesota from 1963–67 before moving to New York in 1969. She was a co-founder of A.I.R., the first women’s cooperative art gallery in New York (1972) and Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art & Politics (1976). Since 1984, Hammond has lived and worked in northern New Mexico, teaching at the University of Arizona, Tucson from 1989–2006. Her groundbreaking book Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History (2000) received a Lambda Literary Award and remains the primary text on the subject. In 2013 Hammond was honored with the College Art Association’s Distinguished Feminist Award. In 2019 The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum organized a traveling solo exhibition along with a scholarly monograph, Harmony Hammond: Material Witness, Five Decades of Art. Hammond’s work is represented by Alexander Gray Associates in NYC, where she has had six solo exhibitions, most recently in Summer 2023. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

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2024 Whitney Biennial